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What’s Your 2020 Vision?

Coordinate a Retreat, Schedule a Meeting, Create a Product, Start a Business, Record a Podcast, Organize a Dinner, Plan a Party, Arrange a Farmer’s Market, Harvest a Crop, Build a Community Resource, Establish an Institute, Run a Workshop, Develop a Prototype, Film a Vlog, and so much more…

The Grist Mill and Gardens is more than just a lovely heritage site; it’s the perfect platform to build your own entrepreneurial opportunity. We’re now accepting pitches from the community for ways you’d like to use this site in 2020. Maybe you want to host a retreat or special event, maybe this is the perfect place to grow or add value to a product you’ve always wanted to create, or maybe you have a whole new business you’d like to develop.

Among our many assets are the 12 acre site itself and its heritage buildings, lovely gardens, wide-open spaces, 5 acres of uncultivated farmland and creekside campground. We have A/V equipment suitable for presentations, concerts and more. Our inspected commercial kitchen is available after-hours and off-season with a variety of gear you might need. We also have online infrastructure like an ecommerce store and ticketing system as well as thousands of fans on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Twitter, email and more. We even have tables, chairs, string lights, chalkboards and all the bits and pieces that help make events here a success.

We definitely have our own plans for 2020 as we host our usual series of community and private events, give tours and offer a range of workshops, presentations and concerts but we recognize that there’s room for so much more. Maybe you’ve got the perfect idea and the drive to make it happen…

Although we’re always willing to entertain good ideas, we’re in the middle of planning for the coming year and will be considering pitches submitted before December 7th, 2019 . We will keep whatever you submit confidential and you own your own ideas–if we can’t support your idea, you’re certainly welcome to take it elsewhere. (Please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions along the way; email us at info@oldgristmill.ca.)

So, what’s your 2020 vision, and how can we help make it happen?


Submissions will be reviewed in the order received; we’ll be in touch within two weeks to schedule a meeting, either in person or by phone.