About The Old Post
The Old Post Centre for Business & Creativity is a recently restored historic federal post office in Harriston, Ontario, that has been reimagined as a vibrant community hub.
Our goal is to support the sustainable development of innovative and thriving local communities, within and beyond the building.
The re-purposing of The Old Post is a significant success story – creating employment, providing diverse services, supporting local business, restoring pride, and building a stronger sense of community.
Employees who come to work at The Old Post each week
People who visit The Old Post to purchase services each week
Players who have come to Escape the Old Post since January 2018
Michael and Sue Hendrick, Harriston residents, purchase the unused federal post office in Harriston. It is quickly, and affectionately, renamed The Old Post.
John Nater, MP Perth-Wellington, becomes a tenant.
Triton Engineering Services becomes a tenant.
Beautifying the Main Floor
Hair Therapy becomes a tenant.
Bell and Clock Restoration fundraiser raises more than $21,000 for restoration of the bell and the clock.
Hear the Bells that Still Can Ring
The bell rings out again. The clock starts ticking.
What's happening in the attic?
Grand Opening of Escape the Old Post
Business of the Year
The Old Post receives the Business of the Year Award from the Minto Chamber of Commerce.
Escape the Old Post wins the Town of Minto’s Pitch It! Business Plan Competition
What's happening in the basement?
Grand Opening of the Post Script Event Space
The Postmaster's Riddle A Local Destination
Escape the Old Post celebrates 3031 players, and 469 teams since its opening
New at The Old Post
The Post Script is a new multi-purpose space for meetings, events and gatherings located in the lower level of The Old Post.
Custom designed to highlight the building’s historic features, and complete with a certified commercial kitchen, the space is ideal for a diverse range of groups and uses.