Bloomin’ Barn

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WHAT A car­riage house turned art gallery WHere 71 Con­secon St., Welling­ton HoW big 610 square feet In 1999, Mar­garet McFetridge was ap­proach­ing re­tire­ment. She was rent­ing an apart­ment at Yonge and St. Clair but didn’t want to spend her twi­light years in midtown Toronto. So she bought an old farm­house in Welling­ton, with a rick­ety car­riage house on the back lot. In 2006, she tore down the walls and ceil­ing, and had the 100-year-old elm planks white­washed to cre­ate what she calls a “very fem­i­nine space.” Now, the old car­riage house is a pri­vate art gallery filled with her big, bright, flo­ral can­vases— all avail­able for pur­chase.

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