|City of Brantford|
|— Independent city —|
|Nickname(s): The Telephone City|
|Established||May 31, 1877|
|• Mayor||Mike Hancock|
|• Metro||1,073.11 km2 (414.33 sq mi)|
|Elevation||248 m (814 ft)|
|• Independent city||93,650 (54th)|
|• Density||1,292.3/km2 (3,347/sq mi)|
|• Metro||135,501 (30th)|
|• Metro density||126.3/km2 (327/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC−5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC−4)|
|Postal code span||N3P, N3R, N3S, N3T, N3V|
Brantford is near Hamilton.
Brantford is sometimes called The Telephone City, because the inventor of the telephone lived in Brantford. Hockey player Wayne Gretzky was born in Brantford.
Brantford became a city in 1877.
Brantford was a big Canadian city for making goods from 1900 to 1950, exporting many goods. The city is on a river, theGrand River, and had a railroad. Having both water and rails helped Brantford go from a farming town to an industrial city.
By the 1980s and 1990s, business in Brantford was dropping and some companies like White Farm Equipment, Massey-Ferguson, Koering-Waterous, Harding Carpets, and others stopped making products. Many people lost their jobs. Since then, some jobs have come back.
40% of people in Brantford did not finish high-school. In the rest of the province of Ontario, this number is 33%.
People in Brantford earn 9% less than people in the rest of Canada.
Universities and colleges [change]
- Mohawk College, has a small school in Brantford.
- Laurier Brantford is part of Wilfrid Laurier University and has classes in Brantford
- Nipissing University has a program with Wilfrid Laurier University in Brantford
The city council was elected in November, 2006, and is led by Mayor Mike Hancock. Two people were elected to represent each of five areas in Brantford. They are: Jennifer Kinneman and Mark Littell(Area 1), Vince Bucci and John Sless (Area 2), Greg Martin and Dan McCreary (Area 3), Richard Carpenter and James Calnan (Area 4), and John Bradford and Marguerite Ceschi-Smith (Area 5).
Newspapers, radio and television (TV) [change]
The Brantford Expositor, which began in 1852, is printed six times a week (everyday except Sunday).
Movies like Welcome to Mooseport and Where the Truth Lies were partly made in Brantford. Part of Due South, "Dr. Long Ball", was made at Arnold Anderson Stadium in a park in Brantford. Also, Weirdsville, was made in Brantford in 2006. "Silent Hill" was made in the downtown in 2005.
Airports, trains, buses and roads [change]
Brantford Municipal Airport is in the west end of the city. It has a yearlyair show, with the Snowbirds. The John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport in Hamilton is about 35 km east of Brantford. Toronto Pearson International Airport is in Mississauga, about 100 km north and east of Brantford.
Brantford Transit has nine bus routes that go every half-hour from the middle of the city on Darling Street. There are other buses for school times.
Greyhound Canada has buses that go to Toronto, Hamilton, London, Windsor, and other cities.
All Around Transportation drives a bus between Brantford and Paris, Ontario.
Main roads [change]
Things to see and do [change]
Brantford has a Casino Brantford OLG Casino.
There are live shows at The Sanderson Centre. There is Bingo on Thursday evenings.
The Ford Plant has music concerts.
Brantford's Canada Day Festival [change]
Brantford has a big Canada Day Festival on July 1. It has family events and Canadian music. More than 35,000 people come to the Festival.
In the past, these people have sung:
Sports teams [change]
Local teams [change]
- Brantford Red Sox
- Brantford Jr. Braves
- Brantford Posse (minor lacrosse teams)
- Brantford Intercity Soccer (Bics)
- Brantford Saints (hockey team)
- Brantford 99er's (hockey teams)
- Brantford Ice Cats (girls hockey team)
- Brantford Bisons (football team)
- Brantford Red Sox (baseball team)
- Brantford City Soccer Club
- Brantford Briers (basketball team)
- Brantford CYO (basketball team)
- Brantford Aquatic Club
Bigger teams [change]
- Brantford Red Sox of the Intercounty Baseball League who play at Arnold Anderson Stadium
- Brantford Braves of the Junior Intercounty Baseball League who also play at Arnold Anderson Stadium
- Brantford Blast of the Major League Hockey who play at the Brantford Civic Centre
- Brantford Golden Eagles of the Ontario Hockey Association who play at the Brantford Civic Centre
- Brantford Harlequins of the Ontario Rugby Union
Teams that don't play anymore [change]
- Brantford Alexanders (1978 to 1984), used to play in the Ontario Hockey League who at the Brantford Civic Centre. They moved and became the Erie Otters.
- Brantford Smoke (1991-1998) of the CoHL, Colonial Hockey League who played at the Brantford Civic Centre. The team moved to Asheville until 2002.
- Brantford Blaze of the Canadian National Basketball League.
- The Wayne Gretzky International Hockey Tournament is held in Brantford every year
- The Walter Gretzky House League Tournament is a tournament that is held every year
- Swim International is held every year in November
- Brantford won the 2008 Allan Cup. www.brantford.com
- The Brantford Golf & Country Club was started in 1879. It is the fourth oldest golf club in North America. It is 29th on Score Golf's "Top 100 Golf Courses in Canada" 2006 list.
Service clubs [change]
- Kinsmen Club of Brantford
- Kiwanis Club of Brantford
- Kiwanis Club of Grand River
- Rotary Club of Brantford
- Rotary Club of Brantford Sunrise
- Brantford Lions Club
- North Brantford Lions Club
Brantford has many churches and religious temples. It is thought that there are over 35 churches in Brantford, including Anglican, Baptist, Roman Catholic, Pentecostal, Salvation Army, Presbyterian, United, Christadelphian, and Mormon. There are two mosques - a Sunni mosque and a Sufi[source?] mosque. There is also one Sikh temple.
Twin city [change]
Brantford is twinned with:
Other pages [change]
- Brant (electoral district)
- Brantford City Council
- List of mayors of Brantford, Ontario
- Service Clubs
- "Brantford, City Ontario (Census Subdivision)". Census Profile, Canada 2011 Census. Statistics Canada. 8 February 2012. http://www12.statcan.gc.ca/census-recensement/2011/dp-pd/prof/details/page.cfm?Lang=E&Geo1=CSD&Code1=3529006&Geo2=CD&Code2=3529&Data=Count&SearchType=Begins&SearchPR=01&B1=All. Retrieved 2012-02-24.
- "Brantford Ontario (Census metropolitan area)". Census Profile, Canada 2011 Census. Statistics Canada. 8 February 2012. http://www12.statcan.gc.ca/census-recensement/2011/dp-pd/prof/details/page.cfm?Lang=E&Geo1=CMA&Code1=543&Geo2=PR&Code2=35&Data=Count&SearchType=Begins&SearchPR=01&B1=All. Retrieved 2012-02-24.
- Statistics Canada
- Brantford Expositor - City gets a twin
Other websites [change]
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Brantford, Ontario|
- City of Brantford
- Brantford Heritage Inventory
- Brantford Kinsmen
- Brant Museum and Archives
- Brantford Public Library
- Laurier Brantford
- Assumption College School
- Brantford Collegiate Institute & Vocational School
- North Park Collegiate & Vocational School
- Pauline Johnson Collegiate & Vocational School
- St. John's College