Outdoor activities, cultural diversity, wonderful restaurants, kayaking, fishing, bike trails and affordable real estate.
Brantford is situated on the picturesque Grand River. Mohawks led by Joseph Brant, established a village of approximately 400 people by 1788. Our community was situated at an important crossing point on the Grand River (Brant’s Ford) and served as a resting place for travellers.
Brantford is located in Southern Ontario an hour southwest of Toronto. Brantford is centrally located to Hamilton, Toronto, Kitchener Waterloo and Buffalo. There are four international airports within a short two hours drive.
The population of Brantford is approximately 85,000 and the top employment industries are Manufacturing, Retail, Health Care, Public Service and Agriculture.
Brantford is a special place to live and work because it is culturally diverse and is home to renowned parks and numerous Historic sites. The Bell Homestead, Glenhyrst Art Gallery of Brant, the Woodland Cultural Centre, the Sanderson Centre of the performing arts and the Brantford Casino are just a few of the places of interest that Brantford has to offer.
Brant County has many species of wildlife and numerous groomed trails which are wonderful places to walk, ride a bike, camp or just a place to escape. Outdoor adventures are as close as your back door with kayaking, canoeing, hiking, biking and cross country ski trails nearby.
Brantford is the birth place of #99 Wayne Gretzky and is home to many sporting events including hockey, baseball, tennis, running marathons and has plenty of fitness clubs. Most recently added to the downtown, is the outdoor winter ice rink at Harmony Square.
Brantford is a proud and vibrant community and home to the International Villages Festival that has been held every July for over 30 years to celebrate the many ethnicities represented here. The festival is a celebration of culture, costume, food and dance and educational exhibits.
The downtown renewal and the growth of Laurier University Brantford began with the erection of the Brantford Charity Casino. The Casino opened its doors in 1999; the same year as Laurier Brantford. The Brantford campus is an affiliate of the main campus in Kitchener Waterloo and as of 2009 over 2000 students were enrolled in the university. There are currently eight student residences.
Brantford boasts a number of fine dining restaurants as well as a vast array of quant casual restaurants. Most of the larger food chains are also represented here.
If you are looking for a place where the people are warm and welcoming, that offers great outdoor activities, cultural diversity, wonderful restaurants, kayaking, fly fishing, bike trails and affordable real estate, Brantford is the place for you.