ARTS | CULTURE | HERITAGE | ENVIRONMENT
Standing proudly over falls that were harnessed by pioneering settlers 130 years ago, the Alton Mill is now a vibrant arts centre featuring some 20 artists and artisans in working studios, 4 art galleries, a fibre art and fashion market, hand-crafted jewellery, a heritage exhibit, and café.
The magnificent restoration, completed in 2009, earned the Heritage Canada Foundation’s National Achievement Award for Adaptive Re-use along with a slew of other national, provincial and regional awards. The melding of thick stone walls and timber structure with modern architectural elements make the Alton Mill the perfect venue for art lovers from every walk of life.
Discover painters, potters & photographers, jewellery, glass & textile artists and galleries featuring contemporary Canadian and international art. You can buy a gift or a work of art for your home or office, or develop your own creative skills in one of many classes and workshops ranging from acrylic or encaustic painting, to pottery or jewellery making. You can even go for a hike, on a trail that meanders past a breathtaking stonewall sculpture in the forest, to the Millcroft Inn and Spa. All in an idyllic waterside setting, less than an hour northwest of downtown Toronto. The mill is open to visitors year-round, Wednesday to Sunday, and Holiday Mondays 10am-5pm.
WINE AND FOOD FESTIVAL
The annual Wine and Food Festival at the Alton Mill is Headwaters’ largest celebration of wine, gourmet food, and art! Enjoy wine, spirits, beer, cider, live music and local artists, all in one spectacular location… the historic Alton Mill!
Take part in art demos and DIY mini workshops, meet artists in their working studios, all while tantalizing your tastebuds with food samples from wine, beer, and cider produced locally in Headwaters. Whether you’re a stick-to-what-you-know type or a culinary adventurist, you’ll not only see something thing brilliantly creative but you’ll taste it! Plus, you’ll be helping to revitalize the Mill Pond and improve the water quality of Shaw’s Creek and the Credit River Systems.
Alton Mill Arts Centre: Cuisine-Art (now known as the FOOD & WINE FESTIVAL) from Goad Media on Vimeo.
FIRE & ICE WINTER FESTIVAL
WEDDINGS AT THE ALTON MILL
PRIVATE EVENT BOOKINGS
The Alton Mill is an ideal location for a private party, meeting, or event. Imagine your guests or colleagues in a restored historic building filled with beautiful art, set on a millpond with spectacular views of the surrounding Caledon Hills.
Whether you’re looking for an inspiring setting for corporate meetings, workshops or presentations, or for an elegant backdrop for a private party, fundraiser or wedding, the Alton Mill offers a variety of unique indoor and outdoor spaces including the Millrace Room, Waterfall Courtyard, and the spectacular waterfall viewing platform.
Space is available for gatherings of 8 to 120 people indoors and even more outdoors under a marquee tent. Whether you need one room or a variety of spaces, the Alton Mill provides a creative venue limited only by your imagination.
The Falls Gallery is available for temporary exhibitions, workshops, events, and meetings on an hourly, daily, weekly or monthly rental basis. Occasionally one of our studios or retail/gallery spaces comes available for longer-term lease.For more information on leasing or event bookings visit www.altonmill.ca, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 519-941-9300.