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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, and other events.

The Mill represents a great opportunity for a special retailer or gallery owner, and occasionally studio spaces become available for monthly rental.

Weddings & Social Events


The Alton Mill Arts Centre’s combination of art, heritage, and modern amenities provide 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 of the Millrace Room - for multiple weekends, or for a month at a time.

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Studio & Retail Leases

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 and shops 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 groups 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

A variety of food types and price ranges are available from from our list of preferred local caterers. Not only are these caterers familiar with the facility, more importantly, we know from experience that they meet our high service standard expectations. In exceptional circumstances only, you can also bring in your own caterer for an extra fee.

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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