East Ward and Echo Place
Outdoor activities, cultural diversity, wonderful restaurants, kayaking, fishing, bike trails and affordable real estate.
Laurier Brantford Campus has brought a resurgence to the downtown core and East Ward with the influx of students. Many opportunities for investment in rental properties as well as student housing have arisen as a result. The downtown core area houses many students in apartment style residences as well as converted single family dwellings with multiple bedrooms.
Many service oriented businesses have been opened to accommodate the increased need for restaurants and downtown entertainment including Coffee Culture and the Piston Broke for dining and entertainment. The
Sanderson Centre for the performing arts is located across the street from Harmony Square in the centre of the downtown core where all year events occur as well as family enjoyment on the outdoor winter skating rink.
Downtown Victoria Park serves a relaxing spot to enjoy a hot dog in summer and is home to the Chief Joseph Brant Memorial (founder of Brantford) which was unveiled on October 13, 1886.
Mohawk Park, Lake and Canal are located in Echo place just south of Colborne Street East. These lands were deeded to John Lovejoy in 1836 and ownership was later assumed by the City of Brantford in 1915. The park has continued to operate as a recreational area and popular picnic spot with the back drop of Mohawk Lake.
AREA SCHOOLS :
Holy Cross Catholic School
Major Ballachey School
Woodman Cainsville School
Pauline Johnson Collegiate and Vocational School
RATE AREA SCHOOLS
AREA RESTAURANTS :
Sherwood Restaurant and Catering
Taal Fine Indian Cuisine