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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.


We are delighted to have resumed our regular hours of operation - Wednesdays to Sundays, and Holiday Mondays 10 am to 5 pm. All galleries and retail shops are open, but the cafe has a limited selection. Studio hours vary - usually with some open, and more on weekends.

Come pay us a visit, but first please click read more when planning your trip as we have made numerous changes to our regular operations to make reopening a safe and fun experience for guests and staff alike.

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Anne-Marie Warburton featured in In the Hills Magazine

The Alton Mill's jewellery designer, maker and teacher extraordinaire, Anne Marie Warburton of Gallery Gemma is the featured artist in this summer's edition of In the Hills Magazine. "What do you do for work? Do you have a favourite number? What’s your most memorable holiday? These are questions Anne-Marie Warburton may ask you as your jewellery commission takes shape in her hands." Check out the full article.

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Rare Threads re-opens with new lines.

Rare Threads, the fibre design and fashion market at the mill, has re-opened with a revamped line-up of vendors, some continuing, some new. To keep things interesting and ever-changing, Rare Threads will also feature monthly pop-up vendors offering a variety of artisan fashions and decor. Stop by to check out our new offerings.

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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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