The Walker Press Rendering

Forge & Foster Brings an Exciting Development to Canada’s Prettiest Town

We are very excited to be launching an exciting new development in “Canada’s prettiest town,” The Walker Press located in Paris, Ontario.

With our eye for identifying properties with distinct character and a unique history, Forge & Foster acquired the exquisite Walker Press building in 2020. The Walker Press will be restored into a multi-use, commercial facility that will richly contribute to the growing community of culinary and craft-goods experiences in experience in Paris.

Located on 3 Yeo street, with the oldest portion of the structure – the Maxwell wing – built in 1872, The Walker Press (est. 1910) moved into the Penman Wing in 1915. Expanding into the Maxwell wing in 1920, connecting the two buildings in the process, they operated for over 60 years, printing everything from gift coupons to royal portraits.

With its proximity to the historic downtown district of Paris, surrounded by thriving densification projects, and rooted in a destination that is only a short drive from the urban centres of Toronto, Hamilton, Kitchener-Waterloo and Cambridge, The Walker Press is the perfect location for multiple emerging businesses ranging from culinary and retail, to office and light-industrial.

“Paris is a beautifully historic town and an incredible destination, we are thrilled to play a role in reviving this property and writing it’s next chapter.”

Said Ben Ames, Partner and CIO.

“The Walker Press will be an idyllic and innovative setting for a new generation of Paris-based businesses. A perfect setting for emerging industries and employment opportunities in ‘Canada’s prettiest town.’”

Said Joe Accardi, Partner and CEO.

Forge & Foster greatly acknowledges and thanks The Paris Museum & Historical Society for all their support in understanding the background of The Walker Press. For more information, please see the accompanying materials. 

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