Located along the picturesque Grand River, a Canadian Heritage River, which flows majestically through this unique community, midway between Toronto and London in the heart of Southwestern Ontario, Brantford's warm hospitality is experienced year round. Citizens and visitors enjoy the simple pleasures the area has to offer - canoeing and fishing, nature trails, fall county fairs, historical attractions, great dining, festivals and fun filled family oriented special events.
Brantford is central to the many great attractions that Ontario has to offer and enjoys an excellent network of road systems with good access to major centers, also by rail and air. Situated on Hwy. 403, it is directly connected to Hwy. 401 to the west and the Queen Elizabeth Way (QEW) to the east. Toronto's Lester B. Pearson International Airport is just one hour away and provides flights to all major global destinations. Brantford's Municipal Airport provides service for light private, jet and commercial aircraft.
The City of Brantford is also recognized internationally as the "Best Bloomin' City in Canada" and "Nations in Bloom" World Champion with its glorious gardens, beautifully maintained parks and friendly neighbourhood floral displays.
A business location in Brantford provides one-day trucking access to:
- 85 % of the Canadian population
- 60% of all manufacturing establishments in North America
- 54% of retail sales in North America
- Market area of about 130 million people
Brantford is a family-friendly city with a passion for sports and it has been officialy recognized as the Tournament Capital of Ontario for good reason. Brantford's upgraded Wayne Gretzky Sports centre and numerous playing fields have everything needed to host major tournaments and sporting events and our community has what it takes to ensure a positive and memorable sports experience.
Glenhyrst Art Gallery of Brant is located in Glenhyrst Gardens on Ava Road in Brantford.
This picturesque property was bequeathed to the City of Brantford by industrialist Edmund Cockshutt in 1957, with his wishes that it be a place for artistic and cultural pursuits.
Glenhyrst Gardens are beautifully landscaped sixteen-acre park on the banks of the Grand River and you can visit and enjoy this unique property all year-round.
The Glenhyrst Gallery offers contemporary fine art exhibitions and has a permanent collection of over 700 artworks.