The MacLarenArtCentre is Simcoe County’s regional public art gallery. Located in downtown Barrie, Ontario, the MacLaren is housed in a 24,000 square-foot award-winning building that combines a renovated 1917 Carnegie library and a contemporary addition. The complex includes multiple galleries, visible storage, an education centre, a sculpture courtyard, as well as the Radio Café, Gallery Shop and Framing services. The MacLaren presents a year-round programme of local, regional, national and international exhibitions of contemporary art, complemented by occasional exhibitions of historical and modern art and an extensive public education programme. The MacLaren houses a permanent collection, including a unique archive of vintage Soviet press photographs. Our award winning facility provides the ideal environment to indulge yourself in the art experience. World class galleries, a unique gift shop, a licensed café with courtyard patio, event facilities and so much more just waiting for you to discover, open seven days a week.