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"Canada's most beautiful arts centre"

The Alton Mill is home to some 25 studio artists, unique shops , galleries, and a heritage museum, 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".

Come by and check out new artwork, workshops, shows, and more! 

We are open Wednesday through Sunday and Holiday Mondays from 10 am to 5 pm.

Headwaters Arts Presents: Wild & Free

After a long winter hibernation, all of nature is poised to break free. Headwaters Arts third members’ show of 2023, Wild & Free is a vibrant, colourful and explosive collection of expressions of flora and fauna as interpreted by 35 artists from across Headwaters region. Artists are so inspired by the wild and the re-birth and beauty of spring’s flora and fauna, this show promises to get all of us excited for the coming of Spring.

Opening Reception Saturday March 25, 2023 1 pm to 4 pm


Winter can be a dark time for some but for others the shadows on the snow from the bright sunshine are a delight, but many can’t wait for longer days and more sunshine. Headwaters Arts second members’ show of 2023 titled, Dark Into Light, presents a stunning and visceral, visual commentary and/or experience of overcoming darkness as interpreted by 27 artists from across Headwaters region and the GTA. Opening Reception Saturday Feb. 18th 1-3pm.

Meet our New Artists

Allison Tait Studio 216

Toltec Spirit Tattoo is owned and operated by Dr. Allison Tait. Allison’s lifelong love of animals and nature has led her on a unique journey.


Michelle Eissler Studio 203 A

Michelle first discovered her passion for painting when she attended the Art & Art History program at the University of Toronto. After graduating, she furthered her studies with Interpretive Illustration at Sheridan College and pursued commercial art for several years before solely concentrating on her love of oil painting.

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EV Chargers are Live at Alton Mill

This fall and early winter there was a bunch of construction activitiy installing a new electrical sub-service and electric vehicle chargers at the Alton Mill. We're happy to announce that the four 30 amp Level 2 chargers are now active on the FLO network. A fifth 50kw fast Level 3 DC charger is still awaiting activation.

It enatiled a lot of work and expense, just over half of which was funded by the Federal government through their ZEVIP and FedDev Ontario Tourism Relief Fund.

Read on for the full media release and pics of the installation.

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Classes and Workshops

Learn a new skill, refresh your perspective, and imagine the world more creatively! As covid restrictions begin to ease, now is the perfect time to artistically reconnect with our community!

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!

Or if it's for someone else, gift certificates are available!

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