Tom Thomson Art Gallery to Undergo Renovation for Improved Accessibility

Posted on Wednesday March 15, 2023

The Tom Thomson Art Gallery will be entering construction starting March 20, 2023, undergoing important accessibility upgrades, including the reconstruction of the front entrance and the replacement of the Gallery’s passenger lift with an elevator.

The Gallery will remain open to the public with the entrance being relocated through the Owen Sound and North Grey Union Public Library adjacent to the building. There will be no wheelchair or elevator accessibility at the Gallery due to this work. Also, there will be reduced parking spaces along 1st Ave. West in front of the Gallery to accommodate the front entrance construction. The anticipated completion of the project is May for the front entrance and July for the replacement of the elevator.

This project is funded through a substantial grant from the Canada Community Revitalization Fund and the City of Owen Sound.


For more information, please contact Aidan Ware, Director and Chief Curator, at 519-376-1932 ext. 5001 or email


Quick Facts:

  • As of March 20, 2023, the Tom Thomson Art Gallery will be under construction to improve the building’s accessibility.
  • Construction is expected to be completed by May (entrance) and July (elevator).
  • The Gallery’s hours will remain the same, with public access directed through the Library.



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