Todmorden Mills

Events at Todmorden Mills

Todmorden Mills is a great place to spend an afternoon with the family. Explore the nature trails and  and enjoy a guided tour of the grounds and Wildflower Preserve. In the Papermill Theatre and Galleries, take in art or buy tickets to the many theatrical productions throughout the year.

Be sure to sign up for our seasonal craft workshops for families, for a fun and creative time with your children.

Look what's happening over the next few months at Todmorden Mills. Contact us at 416-396-2819 or

Helen Lucas - Roots to the Present - Continues until March 5

A TO Canada with Love Exhibition

February 8 to March 5
In the Papermill Gallery

The Garden of Eve,
1989 - copyright Helen Lucas. Collection of the artist.
Photograph by Hope Rogers.

Helen Lucas is one of Canada's most distinguished and beloved floral painters, known for her vibrant colours and large-scale, vivid depictions of flowers.

Lucas has exhibited her art in Canada, the United States, Europe, Africa, and Japan, and several works were acquired by public collections in Canada, as well as private international collections. 

This first-ever retrospective, offered in partnership with York University's Clara Thomas Archives and Special Collections, explores the remarkable career of Helen Lucas through her paintings, drawings and lithographs. From the 1960s to the present, she has used her artistry and vision to create an intimate diary of her life. With brutal honesty, Lucas invites us to consider the strengths of our own personal histories, encouraging us to view them through the lens of struggle, growth, and emergence.

Throughout 2017, Toronto will honour Canada's 150th birthday with "TO Canada with Love," a year-long program of celebrations, commemorations and exhibitions. The exhibition is part of this exciting initiative and has also been funded in part by the Ontario Arts Council.

In the Papermill Theatre - Picasso at the Lapin Agile - Feb. 24 to Mar.11

East Side Players present Steve Martin's Picasso at the Lapin Agile
February 24 to March 11

This long-running Off-Broadway absurdist comedy places Albert Einstein and Pablo Picasso in a Parisian café in 1904, just before the renowned scientist transformed physics with his theory of relativity and the celebrated painter set the art world afire with cubism. In his first comedy for the stage, the popular actor and screenwriter plays fast and loose with fact, fame and fortune as these two geniuses muse on the century's achievements and prospects as well as other fanciful topics with infectious dizziness.

For tickets visit or call 416-425-0917.


Family Fun! March Mania during March Break - March 11 to 19

March Mania in the Valley
March 11 to 19, 12 to 4 p.m.

Drop in for March Break fun and games in the Valley! Visit our historic homes to sample a tasty treat, and discover toys and games popular in generations past. Look for signs of spring in the Wildflower Preserve with a round of outdoor nature bingo. Make a unique take-home craft.

Adults $7.08, Students/Seniors: $4.42; Children $3.76 (plus tax).