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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!

What's On This week...

This weekend is the last weekend to get your photo taken with the Grinch! Bring your children for a photo the green menace. Don't miss this chance to create lasting memories. Photos by Femke Photography - great Christmas card ideas! 

On Saturday let your creativity flow in this watercolour basics session with resident Mill artist CJ Shelton! You will learn a classic technique called “wet-in-wet” as you create a lovely blended background to set off your own unique snowflake design! Pre-registration required.

Last week to see the amazing paintings by local artist Roy Grandy at The Falls Gallery! If you have a love for the outdoors and an explorer’s spirit - this is a must see exhibition. On display until Sun, Dec. 11th.

The Mill is excited to present some amazingly talented musicians this holiday season! Sat. Dec. 10th enjoy Celtic/Classical guitarist & folksinger Bob McLean and on Sun. Dec. 11th sway to the groovy tunes of duo, Tragedy Ann. Performances will take place throughout the Mill between 1pm - 4pm. 

Make a difference this holiday season! The Alton Mill will be collecting non-perishable food and unwrapped gift / toy donations. Bring in your donation and we will place it under our Christmas tree to be donated to local food banks/organizations. Thank you for your contribution! 

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Christmas Markets at the Mill

 The artists of the Alton Mill invite you to give the gift of art and hand-crafted items from our Christmas Markets. The studios and galleries have created and sourced a wide range of unique art objects, jewellery, textiles and other offerings. From the small and affordable to the wildly indulgent, shop local and find one-of-a-kind gifts for the special people in your life.

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An Afternoon of Dickens

Caledon Actor and Town Crier Andrew Welch presents a fabulous dramatic reading of Dickens' A Christmas Carol, on December 18th, 1:30pm. His celebrated performance of this timeless classic is 1½ hours of suspense, Christmas magic, extraordinary characters, and captivating energy!

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Painted Christmas Tree Forest

Looking for a whimsical alternative to your traditional Christmas tree? Visit our 'Painted Christmas Tree Forest' on the second floor of the Mill to experience Christmas trees like you've never before! Take a look at all the different three dimensional Yuletide works the Mill's artists have created - a perfect photo opportunity. Our painted trees will also be placed throughout the Mill, there are over 20 works on wood for you to discover!

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Alton Mill Featured on Elegant Wedding

Toronto and international photographer, Samantha Clarke collaborated with some of the most amazing wedding artists in Toronto to create a fabulous shoot at the Alton Mill Arts Centre! Featured on, the Beyonce inspired shoot is meant to showcase the power of women. Check out the full post with pictures here