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Things we hope won’t go away in a post-COVID world

Things we hope won’t go away in a post-COVID world

Our community has faced a lot of hardships over the last several months as result of the COVID-19 pandemic. There have also been so many nice things that I don’t think would have started if we hadn’t all suffered through this pandemic together. I hope these things don’t go away any time soon: 1. An overwhelming support for local business During the period when almost everything was closed, our community rallied together to support our local businesses. Many of these local bus...
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Brantford’s Award-Winning Bike Shop

Brantford’s Award-Winning Bike Shop

Now that it’s warmed up, we’re looking for outdoor activities to enjoy both solo and with our families. Cycling is a great way to keep fit while maintaining social distancing, and Brantford is an incredible location for cycling enthusiasts! Across Canada, there has been a significant increase in recreational cycling, which you’ve likely seen right here in Brantford with more cyclists using our roads, over 70 km of trails, and our Brantford Rotary Bike Park. Last month, Ontario...
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It's time for tea at Steve's!

It's time for tea at Steve's!

Summer is in full swing! The sun will warm your skin, but a purchase from Steve’s Tea Company will warm your heart. Don’t let the name fool you, they have much more than just tea available at this local shop. Beautiful tea pots, accessories for loose leaf tea brewing, cups, travel drinkware, candy, and gift baskets. If you want to treat yourself or drop off a “ninja” surprise to a friend, family member, or coworker, you will surely find something special here – like...
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The best thing since sliced bread: The Bun Shoppe Bakery

The best thing since sliced bread: The Bun Shoppe Bakery

Serving up fresh baked buns, breads, cookies, pies, and so much more, The Bun Shoppe (located at 10 King George Rd.) is a go-to place in Brantford to get your carb fix! Serving chili? Pick up an ever-so-soft dinner roll to serve with it.  Having your social circle over for barbecued hamburgers? Buy your hamburger buns fresh the same day. Kids need a treat? Try The Bun Shoppe’s delicious M&M or chocolate chip cookies. Going for a picnic in the park? Get sandwich buns or bread...
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Brant Sports Excellence

Brant Sports Excellence

If you love sports and you love supporting local, than look no further than Brantford’s very own Brant Sports Excellence. With two locations to better serve the Brantford and County of Brant communities, Brant Sport Excellence offers the area’s largest selection of hockey, baseball, soccer, association apparel, team uniforms and corporate wear. Brant Sports Excellence’s prices strongly rival their competitors and their knowledgeable staff provide industry-leading customer servi...
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Plato’s Closet Brantford

Plato’s Closet Brantford

We love local and we love good savings – Plato’s Closet Brantford has both! Although Plato’s Closet is a franchise, this branch is owned by a local family and they have managed an incredible feat during physical distancing mandates. Plato's Close began offering both delivery and curbside pick-up as of May 8th. And, as of May 21st, their doors are open to the public with all the necessary requirements for sanitization and physical distancing in place to protect shoppers and...
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Enjoy local flavours with a backyard picnic

Enjoy local flavours with a backyard picnic

The sun is shining, the air is fresh, the flowers are in bloom…it’s picnic time! The best part about planning a picnic is the food of course!  You can let your creativity shine and it can be enjoyed in the comfort of your own backyard, porch or balcony. Throw out your favourite comfy blanket, grab you finest (paper) china, and make memories with the kids or an at-home date night with your sweetheart. What will be in your picnic basket? We want to help you with some tasty recip...
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