The City of Brantford is a community of 97,000 residents located in the heart of southern Ontario situated along the picturesque Grand River. With direct access to Highway 403 and close proximity to several major highways, rail lines and three major ports of entry, Brantford is a destination of choice for new residents, businesses and visitors alike. With our diverse manufacturing sector and continually growing post-secondary presence, Brantford is transforming to meet the challenges of a new economy. Offering metropolitan amenities with a charming small town feel, Brantford is a lively community with historic neighbourhoods and a rich industrial legacy.
Staff at the City of Brantford thrive on the excitement of anticipating and adapting to the changing needs of a growing community as we work together to shape Brantford’s future.
Did You Know
- Brantford derives its name from Joseph Thayendanegea Brant, a prominent Mohawk military and political leader appointed to the rank of Captain for the British Superintendent’s Mohawk warriors during the American Revolution in 1775. The City of Brantford is located on part of his land grant and named for him. Joseph Brant Hospital in Burlington, Ontario and Brant, New York are also named for Chief Brant. Click to learn more about Chief Brant
- A great source of pride for the City of Brantford is the fact that famed inventor Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone in 1876 from his residence in Brantford, Ontario. Click to learn more about the Bell Homestead
- The "Great One", Wayne Gretzky, was born and raised in Brantford, Ontario. The Wayne Gretzky Sports Centre is a renowned facility that is proudly named in honour of the hockey legend. Click to open Wayne Gretzky Sports Centre website