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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".

Under the current restrictions, we are still closed to the public however we can still offer individual appointments, outdoor workshops, and curbside pick-up. Reach out to our artists and galleries via our directory to arrange these services if you are looking for some artwork, jewellery or artisanal items.

June 12, 2021: What's on this week:

Alex Alex from  YogaGurl  studio will be offering outdoor yoga  workshops  by the waterfall beginning this week. Online, Kim and CJ are offering classes on Patreon, which you can learn all about here . Headwaters Arts has a current exhibition up called We R The North , full of stunning pieces which can be viewed and purchased online. We also have a new tenant,  Loom Studio , offering weaving workshops and equipment.

With all the beautiful summer weather upon us, feel free to enjoy the grounds surrounding the Mill! Click for more information on our Outfoor Sculpture Garden  and a map to locate the sculptures.

What's Happening During Shutdown

Unfortunately because our studios and galleries can't offer direct street access, we must remain closed to the public until further notice, but that doesn't mean that there aren't still ways we can share art with you and ways you can still support our artists and galleries.

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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.

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Julie and Josh's Summer Wedding, Featured on

"The Alton Mill is a little gem we discovered in Caledon many years ago, and quickly became our favourite place to visit on a Sunday morning for coffee. When the time came to plan our wedding, there was no doubt we’d have it at Alton Mill. The beautiful outdoors, old stone walls, patio with romantic lights and all the history it has to offer made it the perfect venue."

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