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"Canada's most beautiful arts centre"

Apr 14, 2021: Due to the province-wide stay-at-home order we are currently closed to the public, however we are still able to provide curbside pick-up if you are looking for some artwork, jewellery or artisanal items. Check our directory to see artists and galleries' individual contact information and follow us on Facebook and Instagram for more updates.

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 . 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".

What's on this week:

Here are some of the online offerings happening in the virtual Alton Mill world...

•  Artist CJ Shelton and Karen Brown are offering online Patreon accounts. What's a Patreon Account? Read below.

•  ReLaunch :   a collection of artwork both 2 and 3-demensional presented by  Headwaters Arts Gallery.   Perfect for gifts, and all available to view and purchase online!

Enjoy the spring weather in the outdoor grounds and trails surrounding the Mill. Click for more information on our Outfoor Sculpture Garden  and a map to locate the sculptures.

Experience the Alton Mill Arts Centre, and be inspired! When we're open, our hours are Wed. to Sun. & Holiday Mondays 10-5.

Kim and CJ are on Patreon

If you haven't already heard of Patreon, it's an up-and-coming online platform exclusively for connecting artists and creators with their fans. On Patreon, you can subscribe monthly to your favorite artist and in exchange you receive online classes and more. Kim Kool from the Hive Encaustics Studio has been operating her Patreon for some time now, and CJ Shelton just recently went live with her own Patreon this month.

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What's Happening During Shutdown

While Ontario is shut down for tentative future, we are currently closed to the public but that doesn't mean that there aren't still ways we can share art with you and ways you can still support our artists and galleries.

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Classes & Workshops

Learn a new skill, refresh your perspective, and imagine the world creatively! Due to the current COVID-19 restrictions, in-person classes are not able to run at this time. Luckily, our creative artists and tenants are adapting with new virtual classes and workshops. Click to see what's being offered at this time, and ways you can learn something new during these times spent at home.

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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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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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