Paris, Ontario

Brant County

Established

1856

Population

12,310

Average Age

45

Destination from

Toronto 110 km

What Makes PARIS Special

The Town of the First Long Distance Telephone Call

Bell receiving first telephone call in Paris. 1967, D.A. Smith photograph collection, Paris Museum and Historical Society

On August 10, 1876, the world's first long distance phone call was made from the shop in the village of Paris to the Alexander Graham Bell Homestead near Brantford.

Mr. Bell to Mr. Watson: "Mister Watson - Come here - I want to see you"

Paris ON. The shop still exists today in the same building.

Cobblestone Capital of Canada

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Vintage Paris

Historical Video by Jim Thomson

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Top-10 Things to Do and See

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Name Origin

Did you think about France? No, it's mistake. Paris, Ontario, was named for the nearby deposits of gypaum, used to make plaster of Paris. This is a building material used for the protective and/or decorative coating of walls and ceilings and for moulding and casting decorative elements.

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Humans of Small Towns: PARIS

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The Small Town in Me: PARIS

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There is a small town in each and everyone of us. Even if we have never lived in a small town, or traveled through one, we have been touched by the memories, experience and humour of a friend or a relative who has grown up in such a community. Many of our own ancestors came to our country from small towns across the globe. <...>

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