Old Town Hall


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

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Old Town Hall - Serpa Gallery (460 Botsford Street)

Serpa Gallery Hours*

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

Except for closure due to private events/instructional classes during the following times:

  • Friday, April12, 2019 | Closes at 6:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, April 18, 2019        
  • Thursday, April 25, 2019 | Closes at 7 p.m.
  • Tuesday, April 30, 2019 | Closes at 7 p.m.
  • Thursday, May 2, 2019
  • Saturday, May 4, 2019
  • Tuesday, May 7, 2019 | Closes at 7 p.m.

(Last updated: April 11, 2019)

Current Exhibit

The Mindful Project Mental Health Exhibit: Roots|Routes 

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Art for Social Change - Educational Guided Tours


The Aurora Cultural Centre and Newmarket Old Town Hall will be offering school themed tours that relate to grades 3 to 12 Ontario School Curriculum. This a half day experience with visits to both galleries in Aurora and Newmarket where students will view the exhibits on display and engage in activities that explore the concepts and issues presented.  For bookings or inquiries, contact Logan Bales at lbales@newmarket.ca.

  • April 2019   Art for Social Change: Mental Health and Environmental Issues
  • June 2019   Art for Social Change: Showcasing Indigenous Artists and Highlighting Cultural Issues

Drop in Family Art with Heart Spring 2019


6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

April 12, Code: 120433 | May 31, Code: 120434

$10/family (up to 4 people)

Family members from children ages 6 to seniors can attend this program where together, you will have fun creating using a range of art materials and techniques. All materials included.

Register at play.newmarket.ca

Mindful Printmaking

1 to 3 p.m.

April 12, 26, May 3, 2019.

Free admission (space is limited). Suitable for all ages.

Register by email to sganji@newmarket.ca or Call 905-953-5300 ext. 2844

In this workshop, participants will learn to practice mindfulness and apply healing strategies while practicing lino printmaking, where participants will cut designs into linoleum blocks to make art prints. All materials are provided and participants will go home with their artworks. Prior art experience not required.  All skill levels are welcome. Facilitated by Artist, Sharlene Wong.  

Heritage Lecture Series: The Pioneer Burying Ground

7 to 8 p.m.

April 25, 2019. Code:120431

$5/person. Net proceeds to Newmarket Historical Society

Register at play.newmarket.ca

Late Night Paint Night

7 to 10 p.m.

April 25, 2019. Code: 116812

$35/person. 19+ Please drink responsibly.

Register at play.newmarket.ca

Unleash your inner artist. Create your own masterpiece of Fairy Lake in spring led by Instructor Judy Horan of Art Circle. No experience required. Why not come with a friend or two and make it social! Beverages available for purchase on site. All materials included.

Discovery Walking Tours

1 to 2 p.m.

All walks depart promptly from Old Town Hall (460 Botsford) unless noted. 

Free Admission

  • April 25 - Trinity United Church Tour (Code: 120421)
  • May 2 - Birding Walking by Douglas Jagger (Code: 120422)
  • May 23 - Tree Discovery by Ruurd Van de Ven, Town of Newmarket Public Works (Code: 120423)
  • June 13 - Historic Homes Downtown (Code: 120425)
  • June 15 - Pioneer Cemetery* (Code 120424)

Stay active and join us on any or all of our FREE lunch hour walking series.  Our passionate local guides will captivate you with their stories of discovery.  Private group Tours also available for booking, call 905-953-5300 ext. 2846. 

Register at play.newmarket.ca

*Meet at The Arts Music Store (274 Eagle Street)

Dairing Pairing: Board Games Cafe

Daring Pairing: Board Games Café

May 17, 2019 | 6:30 to 11:30 p.m.

Newmarket Old Town Hall (460 Botsford Street)

Cost $5/person | Age 19 +  Please drink responsibly

Code #: 120426 | Register at: play.Newmarket.ca

Socialize with friends or meet new ones over a wide selection of board games. Meet Mark Kolb, local Entrepreneur and Inventor of Word Wide Delivery, Wordzzles and Connections. Cash bar and snacks available for purchase. 

Register at play.newmarket.ca

Mixed Media Sculptures in Nature

2 to 4 p.m.

May 18, 2019. Code 121301

$80/person. Register at play.newmarket.ca

This is an introduction to creating site-specific sculpture in nature by using found objects. Learn how to make something extraordinary from the ordinary. Facilitated by Artist, Linda Ruscio McIntosh.\

Drop in Family Art with Heart

6:30 to 8 p.m.

May, 31, 2019. Code 120434

$10/family of 4 people. Register at play.newmarket.ca

A great multi-generational activity! Family members from toddlers to seniors can attend this program where together, you will create art using a range of art materials and techniques.

Dairing Pairings: A Wine and Musical Journey to Italy

7 to 10:30 p.m.

June, 1, 2019.

$45/person. Age 19+, please drink responsibly. 

Tickets: newtix.ca

Viva Italia! Enjoy the wines and music of Italy at Old Town Hall. Experience a relaxing evening of Italian wine tasting and piano performance. Savour 3 wine selections from South Tyrol region's Nals Margreid Winery, led by Danny Castricone, owner of Mondo Vino Wine Agency.  Pianist Vlad Soloviev will perform Second Year: Italy from The Pilgrimage Years by Franz Liszt, and will make it a fun and educational experience.

Further inquiries, call 905-953-5300 ext. 2844 or email sganji@newmarket.ca

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: 

Old Town Hall Naming Rights Holders

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