April 13 , 7 to 9 p.m.
Serpa Galleries, Free Admission
Old Town Hall (460 Botsford Street)
Join us for an incredible multi-media presentation by art historian of the Georgian Arts Centre & Gallery, Ewa Chwojko joined by her husband, composer and music historian, Steeve Chwojko as they chronicle the life of renowned Italian-Canadian painter Albert Chiarandini, OSA, FIAL.
The Mindful Project 2nd Annual Mental Health Exhibit : Beam On
Call For Submissions
In honour of Canadian Mental Health Week and National Youth Week ‘The Mindful Project’ Will be showcasing its 2nd Annual Art Exhibition and
explore the expressive and cathartic process of creating and sharing art.
The Old Town Hall Gallery is calling all artists and makers using art as an expression to process or express feelings related to mental health and wellness. Themes include: Situational or personal trauma, forms of mediation, meditation and relaxation.
Call for submissions closes March 29, 2018 at 4:30 p.m. To submit works to this call:
- Obtain an Exhibit Submission Form located below
- Read and follow the requirements and guidelines
May 1 to June 28, 2018
Free admission. The Old Town Hall is wheelchair accessible.
Special Events & Programs
Heritage Lecture Series
Serpa Galleries, Old Town Hall (460 Botsford Street)
7 to 8 p.m. followed by Q&A
April 5 - The Ghost Canal
May 17 - Cemeteries and Tombstones Reveal Your Family History
Newmarket Old Town Hall, in close partnership with The Newmarket Historical Society and Newmarket Public Library, is pleased to present Heritage Lecture Series.
Join guest lecturer and local historian Richard McLeod in this series of fascinating and interactive discussions about Newmarket and it’s environs, followed by a Q&A. On April 5 we chronicle the abandoned barge known as the “Ghost Canal” and on May 17 genealogy and craftsmanship meet as we take a journey into “Cemeteries and Tombstones” and their rich history in Newmarket.
Discovery Walking Tours
Walks will be departing from Old Town Hall (460 Botsford Street)
April 26 - Churches of Newmarket
May 3 - Rebellion Sites in the Historic Core
May 17 - Architectural Gems in Downtown Newmarket
June 7 - Native Plant Discovery
Join us this Spring for Discovery Walking Tours as we embark on a light walk and take in the sights all throughout historic Newmarket. Walks are 1 hour in length and the perfect outing for those wishing to pursue their passion for learning in and about Newmarket, a town ‘Well beyond the ordinary’.
Old Town Hall Gallery Submission Forms
Booking Space at Old Town Hall
The beautiful spaces at Old Town Hall are available for rent. Inquiries to be made directly by email to firstname.lastname@example.org Unfortunately due to volume we are unable to accept DROP IN inquiries. We will endeavour to respond to your email within two business days.
In your introductory email please include the following information:
- Date/s requested
- Space/s requested (if known)
- Type of event
- Estimated number of people attending
History of Newmarket's Old Town Hall
Newmarket's Old Town Hall is located at 460 Botsford Street. The two-storey Old Town Hall is an important part of Newmarket's history. It was opened in 1883 and began operating as a Farmers' Market, operating until the 1940s. The Farmers' Market brought a great deal of prosperity to the area and helped Newmarket's Main Street grow into the heart of the community. Directly across the street from the Old Town Hall is Market Square, an open meeting place where local events and celebrations are held.
Since 2012, Newmarket's Old Town Hall had undergone substantial renovations to achieve architectural renaissance. A new atrium extension was added to the south side of the building representing the blending of the old and the new. Renovations and improvements were made throughout the building to make it fully accessible and ensure it functions as a culture hub for theatre, music, dance, arts and cultural activities and numerous opportunities for continued economic growth.
The restoration of Old Town Hall is part of a joint project with the Federal and Provincial government in which the Town of Newmarket received approximately $3.4 million in funding. As a key driver of the Town's Cultural Master Plan, this landmark will act as a hub for arts and culture and will play a key role in the revitalization of Newmarket's downtown core.
Learn more about the history of Newmarket's Old Town Hall or check out some of the upcoming events and activities such as:
Heritage Lecture Series | Discovery Walk Series | National 10 Minute Play Festival (stay tuned for 2018)
Customer Service Kiosk Hours:
Hours of Operation:
Tuesday - Friday, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
The Old Town Hall is wheelchair accessible.
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- Waste Sticker Sales
- Property Tax Payments
- Parking Ticket Payments
- Animal Licensing
Old Town Hall Naming Rights Holders