The Alton Mill Logo

"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.

What's On This Week

As you may have already heard, Peel Region has moved into lockdown from November 23rd until December 21st, tentatively. This means we are no longer able to be open to the public. We can however offer curbside pickup, so we will stay in touch with all of you virtually so you can continue to support our artists and shops throughout this difficult time.

Stay tuned to our Facebook and Instagram pages and our website for updates. We will be sharing artwork daily and providing ways to get in touch with our artists. You can also take a look at our directory to find information on each of our artists and galleries.


Keeping in Touch During Lockdown

We are now unfortunately in lockdown with the rest of Peel Region for the next 28 days, tentatively. This means we are unable to be open to the public. However, we will remain accessable virtually so you can still support our artists and shops, and we can also arrange curbside pickups.

read more

Classes & Workshops

Learn a new skill, refresh your perspective, and imagine the world creatively! The studio artists of the Alton Mill offer classes & workshops in a variety of mediums and themes, and yoga & mentorship classes are offered in person and online.

In-person class sizes are limited and suitable precautions are taken to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Check out the offerings.

read more

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.

read more

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"

read more