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Help Mayor Davis Fix the Clock Tower

Help Mayor Davis Fix the Clock Tower

Our community is growing, so the City of Brantford is making exciting plans to grow with it. Currently, City of Brantford employees are spread out across several different facilities throughout the city. The move to a new consolidated City Hall in early 2021 will actually be much more cost efficient for the City to operate than our current accommodations model. In addition to long term cost savings, we’re also moving to better serve our residents. A key benefit of consolidating our servic...
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Get ready for the 13th annual “Chili Willy” Cook-Off!

Get ready for the 13th annual “Chili Willy” Cook-Off!

The Chili Willy Cook-Off is back for their 13th annual battle of the spoons event! Join us in Harmony Square (89 Dalhousie St.) in downtown Brantford on Sunday, February 23, 2020 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. as local restaurants vie for the title of ‘Brantford’s Best Bowl of Chili.’ Tickets are $10 per person, which includes a voting pass, spoon and (NEW!) Chili Cook-Off ceramic mug for you to keep as a souvenir. Competing teams so far include Alice’s Mobile Restaurant...
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Celebrate Family Day at Frosty Fest!

Celebrate Family Day at Frosty Fest!

Mark your calendars for Sunday, February 16 and Monday, February 17 (Family Day) for Brantford’s 11th Annual Frosty Fest! Held each year in Harmony Square in Downtown Brantford over Family Day weekend, this winter carnival has turned into a well-loved tradition by both residents and visitors alike. Presented by Freedom House, the event runs Sunday and Monday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. both days. Frosty Fest is fun for all ages and offers something for everyone in your family to enjoy, ...
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Sanderson Centre Celebrates 100 Years of Applause!

Sanderson Centre Celebrates 100 Years of Applause!

by Valerie VanDixhoorn Get ready for one of the Sanderson Centre for the Performing Arts' biggest seasons yet in celebration of 100 years of theatre. This beautiful theatre seats 1,125 and they show professional entertainment and local performing arts shows, community and show events, dance competitions and recitals. The goal of this season is to entertain audiences with selections in keeping with the three era’s of the theatre: Vaudeville, Film, and Performance. The Sanderson Centre was...
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12 Days of Christmas Day 3: Alt Boutique and Bathtub Bakery

12 Days of Christmas Day 3: Alt Boutique and Bathtub Bakery

On the third day of Christmas my true love gave to me…a $50 gift card and beautiful scarf from Alt Boutique and a delectable assortment of treats from Bathtub Bakery. You will look polished (and cozy!) in this beautiful scarf valued at $40 in store. Plus, visit Alt Boutique yourself in downtown Brantford and choose from a wide selection of clothing, scarves, purses, jewelry and so much more with your $50 gift card. Alt Boutique carries high-end clothing for both women and men. Each cloth...
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Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town!

Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town!

by Valerie VanDixhoorn Grab your hot chocolate and blankets and get ready for the 45th Annual JCI Santa Claus Parade! On November 30th, 2019 come cheer on Santa and his helpers as they march down the streets of Downtown Brantford.  The festivities begin at 6:00 p.m. at the corner of Dalhousie and Stanley St. and the parade will make its way down Dalhousie greeting the people of Brantford and finishing up at Harmony Square for the after party. Watch as marching bands, handmade floats and f...
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12th Annual Brantford International Jazz Festival

12th Annual Brantford International Jazz Festival

The Brantford International Jazz Festival has grown to be one of the largest and musically diverse festivals in Brantford and the County of Brant region, attracting upwards of 28,000 visitors each year. Mark your calendars for September 13-15, 2019 so you do not miss out on any of the incredible live performances. The idea for the Brantford International Jazz Festival originated in 2006 when local jazz musician Frank DiFelice heard of the revitalization and plans for the Downtown core in Brantf...
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