The Cotton Factory

A Great Place To Be!

The Cotton Factory offers a wide variety of options if you are looking to lease office space, artist or photography studio space, storage space or artisan spaces. Combining a historic aesthetic with modern amenities to meet the needs of the creative type and the business type.


Over 30 painters, potters, photographers, printers and mixed media artists have found their perfect studio space at The Cotton Factory. Our mix of historical aesthetic and modern amenities is the perfect combination to fuel your creativity. What’s more, we understand artists and what type of environment they need.

What we offer:

  • Affordable rates
  • Large windows bringing in natural light
  • Hardwood floors and exposed brick walls
  • Cleanup areas for artist materials
  • Affordable access to a building-wide Wi-Fi network


For those in the creative industries looking for office space, we offer a professional facility with all the charm of a heritage building that you would be happy to have your clients come to. Our location is ideal for architects, web and graphic designers and non-profit organizations.

What we offer:

  • All new units are pre-wired for IT and security
  • Download speeds up to 120 Mbps
  • Hardwood floors, operable windows and 15′ ceilings
  • Highly finished units and common areas
  • Safe and secure access with a call box to buzz in clients
  • Free parking for tenants and their clients


Need a space to practice your craft? We have units from 500 to 5,000 square feet.  Perfect for woodworking, light manufacturing or any artisan processes.

What we offer:

  • Sufficient power for machinery from 120V to 600V.
  • Large windows (7′ x 12′) for excellent work light
  • Freight elevator with 4,000 lb lift capacity
  • Street access and exterior garage doors in many units
  • Ground level loading dock.


Whether you are looking to store an exhibition, theater sets or excess inventory, the Cotton Factory offers limited storage facilities.

What we offer:

  • 2,000+ sq.ft. units
  • Competitive rates
  • Long and short term rentals
  • Freight elevator for easy moving

Small Units Available

Storehouse-244 – $861 +HST/Month LEASED

AVAILABLE JANUARY 1, 2018.  This 861 sq.ft. north-facing unit on the 2nd floor of the Storehouse building is bright with 2 large windows.  Surrounded by artists and artisans, it has brick walls, wooden beams and ceiling, plus refinished maple hardwood floors.  It also comes equipped with a ‘laundry’ tub.  It is finished and ready for you to get inspired.

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Sink and water

Mill-225 – $1,975+HST/Month – LEASED

This 1,895 sq.ft. south-facing unit on the 2nd floor of the Mill building is extremely bright with two 7′ x 12′ original, operable wood windows filling the unit with sunlight.  Perfect as a design studio or office.

15’ ceilings, exposed wood posts and beams, refinished maple hardwood floors and brick exterior walls add up to a spectacular space.  The space is completed construction and ready for immediate occupation.

It is pre-wired with CAT-6 cabling for IT and security wiring.

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Tons of Natural Light

Large Units Available

9 Lansdowne Ave –  $4,250+HST/Month – LEASED

This 3,400 space occupies the entire 1st floor of the Dye-Works building.  Fronting onto Lansdowne Ave, it offers a retail presence as well as a wide open space for your business to prosper. It has its own air conditioning unit, security system, loading dock, kitchenette and washrooms. Your business will thrive in this unique synergy of artistic, creative, and innovative industries.

Storehouse-232 – 2,018 sq.ft. – LEASED

This 2,018 sq.ft. north-facing unit on the 2nd floor of the Storehouse building has a unique industrial feel with 4 large windows that provide an even, reflected light. Perfect for design, photography or post-production space.
13’ ceilings, exposed wood posts and beams, refinished maple hardwood floors and brick exterior walls add up to a spectacular space.
It is fully pre-wired for any IT and security needs.
$1.05 per square foot per month (Gross) plus HST

Unique Industrial Look

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Windows with even, reflected light

Unique Industrial Feel

Are you ready to move into the most creative workspace you’ve ever been in?

In the heart of lower Hamilton, the Cotton Factory has been transformed into a creative industries complex, with space for artists, creative businesses, workshops, small manufacturing. Among the many tenants that currently call the Cotton Factory home for their artistic or creative practice are photographers, designers, curators, painters, potters, textile artists and wood workers.