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.

We design remarkable spaces and experiences that foster opportunities for every visitor to connect, converse and create.

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

Recent History

October 2015

New Owners

Michael and Sue Hendrick, Harriston residents, purchase the unused federal post office in Harriston. It is quickly, and affectionately, renamed The Old Post.

January 2016

First Tenant

John Nater, MP Perth-Wellington, becomes a tenant.

February 2016

Growing Community

Triton Engineering Services becomes a tenant.

April 2016

Beautifying the Main Floor

Hair Therapy becomes a tenant.

July 2017

Community Support

Bell and Clock Restoration fundraiser raises more than $21,000 for restoration of the bell and the clock.

November 2017

Hear the Bells that Still Can Ring

The bell rings out again. The clock starts ticking.

February 2018

What's happening in the attic?

Grand Opening of Escape the Old Post

April 2018

Business of the Year

The Old Post receives the Business of the Year Award from the Minto Chamber of Commerce.

June 2019

Pitch It!

Escape the Old Post wins the Town of Minto’s Pitch It! Business Plan Competition

August 2019

What's happening in the basement?

Grand Opening of the Post Script Event Space

January 2020

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.

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Find Us

The Old Post is located at 39 Elora Street South in Harriston, Ontario.

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