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Your own studio, art show, or event

The Alton Mill is a great place to work or to hold your function. The Mill can be yours for short-, medium- or long-term rentals. We have a variety of unique spaces for private functions, meetings, art shows or other events.

The mill represents a great opportunity for a special retailer or gallery owner, and occasionally studios come available for monthly rental.

Weddings & Social Events


The Alton Mill’s combination of art, heritage and modern amenities provides the perfect environment for a truly unique party, fundraiser or wedding. The restoration of this heritage building has created a national award-winning property. Picture your guests surrounded by art in an idyllic village setting overlooking a waterfall and 3-acre Millpond only an hour from downtown Toronto.

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Gallery Exhibitions

The Falls Gallery is an ideal venue for special art exhibitions and workshops. Art groups and individuals can lease the walls of this gallery or the Millrace Room for multiple weekends, or for a month at a time.

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Studio & Retail Leases

There is an immediate opportunity for a unique retailer or gallerist to establish their business in a world-class art-heritage destination. The Bridge Workshop can be leased for regular weekly blocks of time for classes or other activities, and the Falls Gallery is available for monthly art shows. All studios are currently rented but occasionally one comes up at the Alton Mill - please put your name on our waiting list to be notified of a vacancy.

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Event Spaces

 The Alton Mill offers a variety of unique indoor  spaces for gatherings of from 8 to 120 people (We're able to accommodate more outdoors).  The Mill can be used in part or in its entirety, the configuration only limited by your imagination. For more information about our event spaces...

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Food & Other Services

The on-site Gourmandissimo Café   offers a full range of catering services for business and social events. For social events you can use Gourmandissimo or choose from a list of preferred local caterers with whom we have worked in the past and who are familiar with the facility. In exceptional circumstances only, you can also bring in your own caterer.

The Alton Mill has a variety of furnishings and equipment available for rent for your function. And within the building there are several on-site service providers such as floral and jewellery designers and a photographer who can help make organizing your event as seamless as possible. We can also recommend or arrange other local service providers, or our event co-ordinators would be pleased to take on co-ordination of your entire function if you wish.

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For more information about private functions, check out our Frequently Asked Questions

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