Alton Mill Arts Centre - Historic Places Days

Alton Mill Arts Centre

Alton, Ontario
Cultural Heritage Centre
1402 Queen St W, Alton, ON L7K 0C4, Canada
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Wed-Sun: 9:00am - 5:00pm

National award-winning conversion of an 1880s stone mill into an arts hub. Visitors can discover and purchase art, artisanal items and wearables from working studios, galleries and unique shops. They can also participate in workshops and public events, view a performance, an industrial heritage exhibit and sculpture garden, dine in the cafe and host their own celebrations and corporate events.


  • Family-Friendly
  • Food and Beverages
  • National Historic Site
  • Parking
  • Parkland
  • Pet-Friendly
  • Washrooms
  • Wheelchair Access

Fun Facts

Built in stages starting in 1882 as a woolen knitting mill.

Converted to a rubber factory making balloons, rubber gloves and prophalyctics in the 1930s.

Stopped operations in the 1970s – was the longest-running water-powered mill on the Credit River system.

Converted in an Arts Centre over a period from 1999 to 2009.

Restoration of the main part of the building took 3 years from 2006-2009. Won national awards for adaptive reuse from the National Trust and the Canadian Association of Heritage Professionals, as well as provincial and local awards.

Has visual artists studios and galleries, but also event spaces for performing artss and private functions.


1402 Queen St W, Alton, ON L7K 0C4, Canada
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