A Backdrop For Just About Anything!

If you are looking for a historic and creative rental space to host an event, The Cotton Factory is a great choice. Host your wedding, a fundraiser, trade show, there is plenty of space at your disposal to create an event that wont be forgotten. The Cotton Factory also stands in as a great backdrop for your film or photography project, with a variety of settings to suit your tastes.


Special Events


The Cotton Factory is one of the most unique special event locations in Hamilton that is minutes away from the downtown core. Located on the 3rd Floor Mill, the charm of this event space is credited to its industrial characteristics from its past life as a Cotton Mill. The large scale factory windows, 16 feet high ceilings and wooden beams are only a few highlights that make The Cotton Factory a pleasing choice for any event.


The 10,000 square feet original factory floor space can accommodate almost any event including: fundraisers, corporate events, meetings, receptions, multidisciplinary performances, as well as art and trade shows. Guests have free access to the back parking lot on The Cotton Factory property.


To learn more about holding your event here at The Cotton Factory, contact our special events personnel, here.

Film Location


From Tiers A-F, The Cotton Factory has coordinated film and television productions of every size and budget. Our facility has house power with industry standard “pig-tail” connections, a drive-in loading bay, two freight elevators, and over 50,000 square feet of indoor historic space specifically reserved for film activity. Our exteriors are equally impressive and can accommodate scenes from the mid 1800s to modern day, and everything in between.



If you are scouting for locations, please contact us to arrange a tour. Our experienced staff understand the unique and often immediate needs of film companies, and can accommodate tours on very short notice. Speak to us at 905.547.8256.



You can review our film location profile on both the Absolute and OMDC databases. (Keywords: 270 Sherman or Cotton Factory)

Photo Credit: PHotographer, Christos Kalohoridis. Photograph taken from Murdoch Mysteries' Season 5 Episode 502.

Photography Location


Requests have been growing for the rental of The Cotton Factory for photo-shoots for commercial projects such as advertisements and catalogues, as well as for personal shoots for engagements, weddings, and family portraits.


Please contact for all wedding photo shoot inquiries and for engagement or family photo shoot inquiries.

Give us a call or send us an email and book an appointment now to come check out this amazing facility.