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"Canada's most beautiful arts centre"

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".

We are officially open to the public at full capacity!  Come by and check out new artwork, workshops, shows, and more! We are open Wednesday through Sunday and Holiday Mondays from 10am to 5pm. Capacity limits and safety protocols are in place.

Nov 22, What's on this week: Roxana Matamoros' exhibition ' Oh, For Prints Sake ' will begin Nov. 24 in the Falls Gallery, with an opening reception on Sat, Nov 27, 1-4 pm.  Our Holiday Arisanal Market  continues throughout November and December Headwaters Arts ' annual Christmas Gift Show & Sale, Artful Giving continues until Jan 3.  Adele Webster is the Noodle Gallery 's feature artist for the month of November and December.


Classes and Workshops

Learn a new skill, refresh your perspective, and imagine the world more creatively! A few studio artists of the Alton Mill are now offering classes & workshops in a variety of mediums and themes, for beginners to advanced artists of all ages. There are new classes being offered weekly, don't miss your chance to sign up!


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Oh, For Paints Sake! A Retrospective Art Show

Roxana Matamoros is exhibiting a retrospective art show in the Falls Gallery from Nobember 24th until December 19th. There will be an opening reception on Saturday, November 27th from 1-4 pm, where you will have the chance to come and meet the artist.
Of the 52 exhibited paintings - 32 of them will be priced at $100 with no tax!

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Art in Unexpected Places

The Alton Mill is featured in the Ultimate Fall Road Trip Guide, “Art in Unexpected Places” as one of the 'must see' stops, highlighting places where the York, Durham and Headwaters community has given historical wonders new life through the power of art!

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New Artists!

Meet our new artists!

We are pleased to introduce three new tenants who have joined us here at the Alton Mill during the Covid-19 Pandemic! We would like to introduce Johana Cordero, Lydia Panart and Jason Duclos.

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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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