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"Canada's most beautiful arts centre"

Built on the banks of Shaw's Creek, this national-award-winning heritage building is now "a jewel in the crown of the GTA's arts scene". The Alton Mill is home to some 25 studio artists,  galleries, a heritage museum,  café and unique shops, while the industrial-chic ambiance makes it the perfect venue to host your event .

Come experience the Alton Mill Arts Centre, and be inspired! Open Wed. to Sun. & Holiday Mondays 10-5.

What's On This Week

We hope everyone is keeping well during lockdown! Because we are in Peel Region, we are still in lockdown until at least March 8th (meaning we would tentatively re-open on the Wednesday the 10th of March.) We will kick off our re-opening with an interactive exhibition by Alex Leikermoser that will take place in the Pond Gallery and within the outdoor grounds. We will be posting more updates closer to the date.

For now we eagerly await the return of our fantastic community! We will provide updates about our re-opening via our website and social media. If you aren't following our Facebook and Instagram pages already, go check them out to see updates on our artists and galleries, as well as daily artwork. In the meantime, various mill studios and galleries can offer online viewings and curbside pickups, as well as individual appointments. With all your time at home, have you thought about commissioning a special piece of art? 

Take a look at our directory to find information on each of our artists and galleries and their online or by appointment offerings. Recently, Noodle Gallery and Gallery Gemma went live with new websites to make shopping with them as easy as possible.

Also, the trails surrounding the Mill are still open for all to enjoy if you fancy a walk. Check out the many unique outdoor sculptures located around the grounds! You can find more information on our Outfoor Sculpture Garden here, and here is a map to locate the sculptures. We love to share our wonderful space with the community!

Classes & Workshops

Learn a new skill, refresh your perspective, and imagine the world creatively! The studio artists of the Alton Mill offer classes & workshops in a variety of mediums and themes, and yoga & mentorship classes are offered in person and online.

In-person class sizes are limited and suitable precautions are taken to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Check out the offerings.

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Rare Threads' Svetlana Ponkin featured in In the Hills Magazine

Alton Mill's fibre design and fashion market Rare Threads has undergone a rejuvinations and rebirth with a whole array of new vendors. Leading the charge is the shop's manager Svetlana Ponkin, who is also a maker in her own right. Lana is honoured to be the featured artist in this fall's edition of In the Hills Magazine. "This knitter’s up-sized pieces are wowing collectors". Check out the full article.

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Considered a Winter Wedding?

Many wedding plans for this summer have been spoiled by COVID-19. We're getting close to fully-booked for 2021, but have plenty of dates available this coming winter! Check this out by a photographer from BC ...

"Cheryl and Dale’s wedding was the perfect way to learn to love (okay, maybe like) winter. The grounds at the Alton Mill Art Centre are gorgeous in the winter so I was thrilled that Cheryl and Dale wanted to do all their photos outside even though it was about -10 C on the day! Cheryl was even brave enough to go skating and play a little hockey while still wearing her wedding gown"

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Julie and Josh's Summer Wedding, Featured on

"The Alton Mill is a little gem we discovered in Caledon many years ago, and quickly became our favourite place to visit on a Sunday morning for coffee. When the time came to plan our wedding, there was no doubt we’d have it at Alton Mill. The beautiful outdoors, old stone walls, patio with romantic lights and all the history it has to offer made it the perfect venue."

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