Old Town Hall


Municipal Office

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:

  • Saturday, March 9
  • Wednesday, March 20
  • Thursday, March 21 

 (Last updated March 20, 2019)

Current Exhibit

Use What Talents You Possess

March 5 to 23, 2019 | See above for Gallery Hours & Closures
Free Admission | All welcome 

Come see the diverse talent and creativity featuring artists and artisans from York Region's Retired Teachers of Ontario (RTO).

Upcoming Exhibits

The Mindful Project Mental Health Exhibit: Roots|Routes 

Click the image for more information.


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

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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