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

Doors Open Toronto presented by Great Gulf - May 28 & 29

Saturday & Sunday, May 28 & 29, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (last entry at 4:30 p.m.)
Tour the grounds and learn about the rich history of Todmorden Mills and the surrounding Don Valley. Daily tours of the Wildflower Preserve will explore the varied habitats that have been re-created by the Todmorden Mills Wildflower Preserve Volunteer Committee. Guided tours of the Papermill Theatre will be offered on Saturday.

Admission is FREE.


NEW! Fab 40s Day! June 18

Saturday, June 18, 12 to 4 p.m.
Time-travel to the 1940s at Todmorden Mills! Come in your best forties attire and join our costume contest. Enjoy live music from Bertie & The Gents, and learn how to 'cut a rug' with a wartime dance lesson from Lindy Hop Revolution. Tour the historic 1940s Cottage, sample wartime recipes, check out our vintage vendors, and pick up a treat from the Old Time Retro Candy & Ice Cream Truck.

Tickets $10 plus tax.

Fabulous Felt Flowers Workshop - June 5

Sunday, June 5, 1 to 4 pm.
With just a few simple supplies and stitches, you can make amazing felt flowers! Create a corsage to add the finishing touch to your Fab '40s outfit, or a posy to adorn a headband, necklace, or even top a present. Suitable for ages 10 and up. Pre-registration is required. Call 416-396-2819.

$7 plus tax.


Exhibitions in the Papermill Gallery - May & June

Gallery Hours:
Wednesday to Friday: Noon to 4 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday: Noon to 4:30 pm
Admission to the Papermill Gallery is free

New works by Bentley, Fisher and Gladstone
May 18 to June 12

Opening reception: Saturday, May 21 from 1 to 4 pm.
Featuring new works by three artists – Dana Bentley whose works reflect his great fascination with alternative art making; Eric Fisher who draws his inspiration from the world of boxing and Angela Gladstone, whose sojourn to China formed the basis of the photographic collection in this show. This exhibition explores different mediums from collaged archival and pigment prints to photography and oil paintings.

Colour and Form Society
June 15 to July 10

In the Papermill Theatre - Bill McIlwraith's The Anniversary - Opens May 19

East Side Players present Bill McIlwraith's
The Anniversary
May 19 to June 4

Since Dad died, Mum has carried on the family business and profits have increased two-fold. Keeping a tight rein on her three sons, Mum's plans for an anniversary celebration (despite her late husband's absence) bring out rebellion among the sons and her long-held reign is ended at last.

For tickets, please call 416- 425-0917 or visit



DramaWay presents the Annual Theatre & Dance Showcase - June 11

In the Papermill Theatre
Saturday, June 11 - Various shows, times and ticket prices

Join us for DramaWay’s annual celebration of the exceptional artistic achievements of Toronto’s special needs community. This exciting Showcase will feature live theatrical performances, as well as a fully choreographed dance show.

All of Me, a diverse set of choreographies, will be performed by two RhythmWorks dance troupes. Three DramaWorks groups take the stage to showcase their uniquely adapted theatrical productions Break Free.  


All of Me:  RhythmWorks Dance Troupes: 12:00-12:45 p.m.

Break Free:  DramaWorks East Group:      1:30-3:00 p.m.

Break Free:  DramaWorks Group A:           3:45-5:15 p.m.

Break Free:  DramaWorks Group B:           6:30-8:00 p.m.

Founded in 1999, DramaWay is a Toronto-based company that provides a variety of educational creative arts programs for youth and adults with special needs. Funds raised through this Annual Theatre & Dance Showcase ensure DramaWay’s continued offering of quality programs that enhance self-esteem and encourage social development in an arts-focused environment.

Tickets are $20 for Break Free Shows & $15 for All of Me. Tickets can be purchased online.

For More Information: Please call (416) 614-1078 or



Summer Thursday Evenings - June, July & August

Every Thursday in June, July and August, 4:30 to 7:30 p.m.
We're open late on summer Thursdays – drop in and unwind! Take a stroll in the Wildflower Preserve, check out the latest art show in the Papermill Gallery, try a retro board game, or explore your artistic side with colouring for all ages. Free admission. (Please note: Tours of our historic houses are not offered after 4:30p.m.)