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It’s Tourism Week!

It’s Tourism Week!

The City of Brantford Economic Development and Tourism department is proud to celebrate Tourism Week from Sunday, May 24 to Saturday, May 30, 2020. Tourism Week in Canada is a grassroots initiative that brings attention to the economic opportunity available to Canada through travel and tourism and recognizes tourism organizations, businesses, and other partners across the country for their contribution to the Canadian economy. This week, Tourism Week looks very different than most years. Canada...
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Celebrate National Wine Day Locally!

Celebrate National Wine Day Locally!

“My only regret in life is that I did not drink more wine.” – Ernest Hemingway Happy National Wine Day! With a vast array of options, wine is an exceptionally versatile beverage.  Before we share the best Brantford spots to make-your-own-wine, we thought we’d prepare you by giving you the tools you need to pick yourself the perfect wine! Experts use five common characteristics to classify and describe wine and if you’ve ever felt lost when wandering wine aisle...
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It's finally gardening season!

It's finally gardening season!

We’ve been waiting patiently for the sun to shine, and nights to be warm, so that we can start planting! Now that garden centres are open, we can now change up our annual pots and planters, and find some new perennials or veggie plants to add to our gardens and beds. Remember that when you’re entering any business, you will want to maintain social distancing and respect each of the businesses’ requirements. Some may require masks, some may limit the number of people in the sto...
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Glenhyrst Art Gallery of Brant: Become a Member!

Glenhyrst Art Gallery of Brant: Become a Member!

Among the long list of businesses to temporarily close in Brantford, Glenhyrst Art Gallery of Brant is one that hits close to home. A fixture in our community since 1956, Glenhyrst has always been a point of pride in Brantford. Sitting on a beautifully landscaped sixteen-acre park along the banks of the Grand River, Glenhyrst welcomes nearly 30,000 visitors a year. The gallery offers contemporary fine art exhibitions, guided tours, classes, lectures, events, an art rental service, school educa...
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Sink your teeth into the best sandwiches in Brantford

Sink your teeth into the best sandwiches in Brantford

If you have a simple pallet like some people (namely, me) then you know the best foods are sometimes the most basic ones. One of my favourite foods of all time is a simple turkey sandwich, and if you have ever gone out for lunch with me then you know this is what I’m looking for most of the time. Brantford is home to a lot of great chains owned by locals and also a lot of unique independent restaurants too.  During these uncertain times, a lot of our local restaurants have been forced...
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Ontario Live presents Music Together

Ontario Live presents Music Together

COVID-19 has innovatively brought out the creativity of those in the world of creators. You have no doubt seen many livestream and “living room” concerts from artists around the globe. Now is your chance to be a part of a great initiative to help close-to-home artists and support the music they create. MusicTogether supports working Ontario musicians during the COVID-19 crisis with direct funding, new opportunities for fan discovery, and eCommerce tools. $300,000 has been committed ...
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Brand New Greek Restaurant Now Open

Brand New Greek Restaurant Now Open

From the fine local folks who present Zander’s Fire Grill and Brew Lounge, a brand new restaurant has opened in one of Brantford’s most popular areas to fulfill your culinary crawl fantasies – King George Road.  Opened only last month, Johnny Greeko’s (20 King George Rd.) serves original Greek food that offers “the best Mediterranean cuisine this side of Athens.” If you’re looking for an authentic experience, try their Souvlaki Platter (chicken, po...
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