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"Canada's most beautiful arts centre"

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 . 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".

We are officially open to the public!  We are so to have you back and to share what's been going on these past few months. Come by and check out new artwork, workshops, shows, and more! We are open Wednesday through Sunday from 10am to 5pm. We will be operating with safety protocols in place.

August 3rd, 2021: What's on this week:

Catch Kayla Jackson 's show in the Falls Gallery this week as well as her show reception on Thursday. Headwaters Arts is currently exhibiting Cadence of Art. Check out our classes and workshops happening like the  O utdoor Family Playday  and CJ's  acrylic and drawing classes. Also, you can still get tickets to the upcoming concert in the annex, a live performance by country star Tim Hicks !

Raising the Roof

It's time to celebrate Raising the Roof! Headwaters Arts has an exciting event coming up in the Annex Courtyard, full of live music, food, art, and more. It's time to look ahead and commemorate this new era of growth and opportunities. 

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The Grand Reopening

After months of being closed to the public and many weeks of uncertainty, we are finally officially open to the public. Everyone here at the Mill is so excited to welcome back the community, show you what has been going on during the lockdowns, and introduce exciting new plans for the upcoming weeks.

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Welcoming Loom Studio

We have a new tenant taking over studio #211, Johana Cordero of Loom Studio! Loom Studio focuses on weaving and will be offering a variety of classes, whether you're an absolute beginner to the weaving practice or you already have some experience. Loom will have workshops for groups and even one-on-one classes.

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Kim and CJ are on Patreon

If you haven't already heard of Patreon, it's an up-and-coming online platform exclusively for connecting artists and creators with their fans. On Patreon, you can subscribe monthly to your favorite artist and in exchange you receive online classes and more. Kim Kool from the Hive Encaustics Studio has been operating her Patreon for some time now, and CJ Shelton just recently went live with her own Patreon this month.

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Classes & Workshops

Learn a new skill, refresh your perspective, and imagine the world creatively! Due to the current COVID-19 restrictions, indoor classes are not able to run at this time, but we are now able to run outdoor workshops amongst this beautiful weather!. Plus, our creative artists and tenants are adapting with new virtual classes and workshops as well. Click to see what's being offered at this time, and ways you can learn something new this summer.


Noodle Gallery in Toque Magazine

Click through to read a visitor's perspective of a day-trip encounter with Monica Kerr-Coster and the whimsical Noodle Gallery, on the main floor of the Alton Mill.