|Beautiful Brantford is located
along the picturesque Grand River, a Canadian Heritage River which flows
majestically through this south central Ontario community only one hour
southwest of Toronto. Brantford is a vibrant, historic city of over 87,000
with its roots based upon Native and European settlement.
Brantford is named after
Captain Joseph Brant, leader of the Six Nations, who forded the Grand in
1784. Their rich culture and heritage is presented at St. Paul's, Her Majesty's
Royal Chapel of the Mohawks, the first Royal chapel in the world belonging
to the native people.
In the summer of 1874, Alexander
Graham Bell invented the telephone at his family's Brantford homestead,
which was designated a national historic site in 1997 by Queen Elizabeth
Brantford is also the home
town of famous people, such as aboriginal poet Pauline Johnson (Tekahionwake),
actor Phil Hartman, Group of Seven founder Lawren Harris, electron microscope
inventor James Hillier, Olympic runner Kevin Sullivan, professional golfer
David Hearn, and Wayne Gretzky, the world's greatest hockey player.
The Six Nations 40, Ontario
Native Reserve is adjacent to Brantford and is the largest in Canada.
With its glorious gardens,
beautifully maintained parks and spectacular floral displays, Brantford
is extremely proud to be recognized internationally as the "Best Bloomin'
City in Canada" and the first Canadian "Nations in Bloom" world champion.
Brantford's official flower is daffodil, which was adopted by the city
in 1919. Every spring, through the millennium beautification program -
"A Bloomin' Gold Rush", Brantford will be blooming with spectacular masses
Brantford's warm hospitality
is experienced year round. Citizens and visitors enjoy the simple pleasures
the area has to offer - beautifully
maintained parks, nature trails, canoeing and fishing, fall county
attractions, great dining, and many fun-filled, family-oriented
The friendship and beauty
of this small town in Canada makes Brantford truly a "Best Bloomin Community".
Take a step back in time
and learn about The
History of Btantford and Brantford's
is comprised of two municipalities; the City of Brantford and the Corporation
of the County
of Brant, which includes the towns and villages of Paris, Burford,
Oakland, Scotland, Mt. Pleasant, St. George, Glen Morris and Onondaga.
city of Brantford enjoys an excellent network of road systems with good
access to major centers, also by rail and air. Brantford is connected
to London in the west and Hamilton in the east by Highway 403 and to Cambridge
to the north by Highway 24.
The completion of the Brantford
to Ancaster section of Highway 403 in 1997, provided an increased incentive
for business to locate in Brantford because of easy access to Hamilton
and Toronto, as well as being along the quickest route through southern
Ontario between Detroit and Buffalo. In 2004 Procter & Gamble and Ferrero
SpA chose to locate in the city. However, Wescast recently relocated their
local foundry to China, although their headquarters and research facility
remains in the city.
Web site for the city of Brantford if you need more information or
visit our Brantford
Links page and Community
are Pauline Johnson Collegiate, North
Park Collegiate, Brantford
Collegiate Institute, Assumption
College School, St. John's College and Tollgate Technological Institute
(formerly known as Herman E. Fawcett).
Erie District School Board Web site for more information about schools
in Brantford and the Counties of Brant, Haldimand and Norfolk.
For information about Catholic
Schools in the area visit Brant
Haldimand Norfolk Catholic District School Board.
The W. Ross Macdonald School
for blind and deafblind students is also located in Brantford.
Mohawk College has large
satellite campus in Brantford. Wilfrid Laurier University offers several
undergraduate courses in their downtown campus. Wilfrid Laurier offers
a joint program in education with Nipissing University.