West Brant | Tutela Heights
Outdoor activities, cultural diversity, wonderful restaurants, kayaking, fishing, bike trails and affordable real estate.
WEST BRANT, PIONEER GROVE & TUTELA HEIGHTS
The Lorne bridge which leads traffic from the downtown core over to West Brant, was built in 1879. In the early 1980's, the Ontario development Corporation purchased land from Conklin Farms. These lands were purchased by Empire homes in the 1990s and one of Brantford's largest housing projects began in the year 2000. City Council made a decision to name the streets of this development for those men and women who sacrificed their lives or were Veterans of the two great wars.
Haggerty Construction Inc., in 1986 developed the Pioneer Grove subdivision located along Mount Pleasant Street. Some of the names of Mayors of Brantford and the Wardens of the County can be seen on the street signs in this area. Formerly a farm owned by Fenton McIntyre, a crop farmer. The children residing in this area reported that water would often drain to the lower part of one of McIntyre's fields making it a wonderful skating rink in the winter.
In recent years, new schools including Assumption College and Walter Gretzky Elementary school, as well as banks, restaurants, and grocery stores have been erected to accommodate this fast growing area.
Alexander Graham Bell's first family home in North America was a farmhouse located on Tutela Heights, named after the First Nations Tribe.
Bell invented the electric telephone in July 1874. It is documented that he built his first working model in Boston in the United States, but developed early improvements to it in 1876. Because of the invention and development of the telephone along with Canada's first telephone factory, our fair City earned the name "Brantford, the telephone City." In present day, the Bell family's Museum home is still located on Tutela Heights Road and is now called the Bell Homestead National Historic site which was dedicated by the Governor General of Canada in 1917 to mark the invention of the telephone in Brantford.
Estimated Price Range of Properties in West Brant, Pioneer Grove and Tutela Heights : $78,000 to $455,000
AREA SCHOOLS :
Walter Gretzky Elementary School
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AREA RESTAURANTS :
Sammy's Rec Room
Maria's Pizza West