Old Town Hall


Municipal Office

395 Mulock Drive P.O. Box 328 Station Main, Newmarket, Ontario
L3Y 4X7

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Current Exhibitions

Albert Chiarandini: Painting the Way


March 10 to April 20, 2018

Tuesday to Friday 4 to 8 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Free admission. The Old Town Hall is wheelchair accessible

 A glimpse into the distinguished life and artistic practice of renowned Italian-Canadian painter Albert Chiarandini, OSA, FIAL (1915-2007). Please join us for the opening reception and special guest speakers Ewa and Steeve Chwojko on March 18, 2018 from 2 to 4:30 p.m. at the Old Town Hall.

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. 

Upcoming Exhibitions

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
For questions or more information please contact lbales@newmarket.ca


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)

Free Admission. 

1 p.m.

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 othbookings@newmarket.ca  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. 

Services Available:

  • Recreation & Culture Program Registration 
  • Waste Sticker Sales
  • Property Tax Payments 
  • Parking Ticket Payments
  • Animal Licensing  

Old Town Hall Naming Rights Holders

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