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 todmorden@toronto.ca. Click here for admission prices and hours of operation.

Pockets Warhol’s Art Collective - A Fundraiser for Story Book Farm - April 7 to 16

Pockets Warhol’s Art Collective - A Fundraiser for Story Book Farm Primate Sanctuary

In the Papermill Gallery

Art below is one of Pockets Warhol's paintings


April 7 to 16
Story Book Farm Primate Sanctuary (home of Darwin, the IKEA monkey) currently provides a permanent home and place of safety for 19 monkeys rescued from the exotic pet trade and biomedical experimentation. 

Pockets Warhol, a white-capped capuchin, was surrendered to the sanctuary as someone’s pet.  Pockets has been painting since 2010 and his art has created interest around the world.  His work has been exhibited in galleries in Finland, Italy and Estonia, as well as Canada.  His story and his paintings have been featured in newspapers, magazines and TV nationally and around the world.

Pockets fame has brought together artists from around the world to support the sanctuary.  Over 80 artists have donated over 100 pieces of art to be sold to raise funds for the sanctuary. The artists include Ralph Steadman, Anita Kunz, Jill Greenberg, Terry Mosher (Aislin), Cynthia von Buhler, Sue Coe, Barry Blitt and Yuri Dojc.

Find out more at: www.storybookmonkeys.org and on Facebook.

 

Family Workshop: Easter Egg Painting - April 8, 9 & 15

Saturday, April 8, Sunday, April 9 & Saturday, April 15, 1 to 4 p.m.
Learn this ancient art form. Create your own personalized pysanky (Easter eggs) using traditional wax resist techniques. Pre-registration is required. Adults: $12; Children: $8 (plus tax). Suitable for ages 8 and up; children must be accompanied by an adult. Please call the site at 416-396-2819 to register.

Earth Day - April 22

Saturday April 22, 12 to 4 p.m.
Rediscover how old-fashioned "make do and mend" habits can help the planet! Participate in creating collaborative, environmentally-friendly artwork, visit our historic 1940s Cottage, and tour the Wildflower Preserve to discover the natural habitats of the Don Valley. Free admission.

TO Canada with Love - Creative Inspiration: Our Canada - Opens May 3

May 3 to May 14, Opening reception: Wednesday, May 3, 7 p.m.
FREE admission to the Papermill Gallery, regular admission applies to the rest of the museum

Don Valley Art Club has been on the Toronto art scene since 1948 and has been associated with the Papermill Gallery since the early 1970s. In celebration of Canada 150, more than 100 members of the Don Valley Art Club will illustrate how Canada has inspired their work. Proceeds from a Silent Auction of original artwork will be donated to a charity benefiting young artists. Visitors to the Papermill Gallery will be invited to sketch or draw their own favourite iconic Canadian landscape or historic figure; these works will be displayed at Todmorden Mills. Materials provided. Special art activities for the young and young at heart are planned for Sunday May 7, from 12:00 to 5:00pm. This exhibit is presented as part of TO Canada with Love, the City of Toronto's year-long program of celebrations, commemorations and exhibitions honouring Canada's 150th birthday.

TO Canada with Love - Canada 150 Fab Forties - June 18

Sunday, June 18, 12 to 4 p.m.
$10 plus HST

Join us for Todmorden Mills' second annual Fab Forties event, enhanced to mark Canada's 150th anniversary. Time-travel to the home front of the 1940s - transformative years for Canada and the world! Come dressed in your best rendition of early 1940s fashion and participate in our juried costume contest. Enjoy live Big Band Swing music or learn how to 'cut a rug' with a wartime dance lesson. Tour our historic 1940s Cottage, sample wartime ration recipes, snap a selfie in front of our 1940s photo billboards, check out our vintage vendors, play some vintage board and outdoor games or pick up a treat from selected food vendors - all in the spirit of the wartime Toronto! This event is presented as part of TO Canada with Love, the City of Toronto's year-long program of celebrations, commemorations and exhibitions honouring Canada's 150th birthday.

TO Canada with Love - Todmorden Mills: Then and Now - Opens June 28

June 28 to August 6, Opening reception Thursday, July 6, 7 p.m.
FREE admission to the Papermill Gallery, regular admission applies to the rest of the museum

Todmorden Mills Heritage Site was created for Canada's Centennial in 1967. On the site's 50th anniversary, and the 150th birthday of our country, this archival photography exhibit, complemented by copies of original art works from the City of Toronto collections, explores Todmorden from its beginnings as an industrial community in the late 1790s to its restoration as East York's contribution to Canada's Centennial celebrations. This exhibit is presented as part of TO Canada with Love, the City of Toronto's year-long program of celebrations, commemorations and exhibitions honouring Canada's 150th birthday.

TO Canada with Love - Harvest Festival - September 24

Sunday, September 24, 12 to 4 p.m.
FREE

Celebrate Canada's 150th birthday, the harvest season in the valley and Todmorden Mills Heritage Site’s Golden Anniversary! Visit our re-restored historic homes, sample period recipes, tour the Wildflower Preserve, create a fun take-home craft – and meet our special costumed guests from Todmorden's past! Print a souvenir on the Mackenzie House proof press, discover artifacts in a Pop-Up Museum, and more! This event is presented as part of TO Canada with Love, the City of Toronto's year-long program of celebrations, commemorations and exhibitions honouring Canada's 150th birthday.

TO Canada with Love - A Colourful History: Toronto's Historic Sites - Opens October 2

October 2 to October 16, Opening reception Thursday October 5, 6:30pm
FREE admission to the Papermill Gallery, regular admission applies to the rest of the museum
Toronto artist and urban geographer Daniel Rotsztain has visited and sketched more than 100 of Toronto's historic sites, capturing their unique architectural features and even some of their quirky and beloved artifacts! These drawings, featured in the colouring book A Colourful History Toronto published by Dundurn Press, offer Papermill Gallery visitors a chance to see the original drawings created by the artist along with his captions and comments. This project is presented as part of TO Canada with Love, the City of Toronto's year-long program of celebrations, commemorations and exhibitions honouring Canada's 150th birthday.