Why we love Brantford and Brant County…
We are proud to be located in Brantford, a town with rich history and a spirit of constant growth.
Brantford’s founder, Mohawk Chief and Captain Joseph Thayendanegea Brant led the people of the Six Nations from upper New York to the Grand River, now a Canadian Heritage River. Over 200 years later the village they built is now Brantford, Ontario. Through history the rich agricultural lands and Grand River watershed attracted American and European Settlers. The town became a manufacturing mecca. Its history of success can be seen in the older parts of the city where there are still beautiful churches, Victorian houses and old commercial buildings. Brant County includes Brantford, nearby hamlets like Burford, Paris and St George as well as their rural surroundings.
Brantford is famous around the world for being the place where Alexander Graham Bell came up with the idea for the telephone back in 1874. The town is also the proud home of hockey legend Wayne Gretzky! Today the community boasts a diverse population of almost 100,000 people and it’s growing all the time.
Fun fact: Alexander Graham Bell made the very first long distance call in Brantford in 1876 on the 10th of August!