Old Town Hall


Municipal Office

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

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Current Exhibitions

Frederick Hagan: Well Beyond the Ordinary

November 24, 2017 to January 27 2018.

Gallery Hours: Tuesday to Friday 4 to 8 p.m. and Saturday 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Free Admission, please use south entrance. 

The Old Town Hall invites you to attend an Art Exhibition showcasing the life and artistic endeavours of a long time Newmarket resident and renowned Canadian artist Frederick Hagan.


Upcoming Exhibitions

Passage to Freedom 

February 7 to 27, 2018

Tuesday to Friday 4 to 8 p.m.

Guided tours Wednesday and Friday, and Saturdays at 2 p.m.

Free Admission

Passage to Freedom explores slavery and the Underground Railroad, a secret network that assisted fugitive slaves escape to freedom in Canada, and the challenges escaped slaves faced once in Canada. For more information click here

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

 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.

Events at Old Town Hall

Late Night Paint Night 

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January 25, 2018

7 to 10 p.m.

$35 per person

A fun and social evening at the Old Town Hall. Create your own masterpiece with instruction by Judy Horan of Art Circle, no experience required.

Why not register with a friend or two and make it even more fun! Beverages available for purchase on site.

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. 

2017 Holiday Hours of Operation:

The Old Town Hall will be closed from December 23 - January 1 Inclusive.

Services Available:

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