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Spotlight on Brantford Architecture: City Hall

Spotlight on Brantford Architecture: City Hall

Have you ever wondered about the massive, monolithic, ‘blocky’ building situated at 100 Wellington Square? It’s home to Brantford’s City Hall. Designed by Michael Kopsa and built in 1967, it was built to replace the Town Hall which served the city from 1877 to 1967. This building serves as an excellent representation of the Brutalist style of architecture. Also known as Brutalism, it’s a style that emerged in the 1950’s and grew out of the early 20th century ...
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September Training & Networking for Creative Industry Professionals

September Training & Networking for Creative Industry Professionals

Welcome to our September roundup of training and networking opportunities for creative professionals in our community. Don’t forget to sign up for our monthly Arts & Culture e-newsletter to get these opportunities delivered straight to your email inbox so you don’t miss a thing. Looking to join a monthly, recurring networking group? Scroll to the bottom of this blog to learn about local groups and when they meet.  Do you have any great training or networking opportunities ...
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Back-To-School Shopping in Brantford!

Back-To-School Shopping in Brantford!

This year’s back-to-school shop might feel a little different than previous years, but then again this year’s everything feels a little different. Whether you’re making the choice to home-school, complete online learning or send your kids to school, you’re likely in need of some new clothes and/or supplies for your kids at home. If you are doing a back-to-school shop this year, we encourage you do it locally. It doesn’t matter whether you shop from small independen...
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Uncover Hidden Treasures with Geocaching

Uncover Hidden Treasures with Geocaching

Geocaching is an outdoor recreational activity beloved by millions worldwide. Essentially, geocaching is a high-tech scavenger hunt where participants use their GPS to find ‘caches’ that are hidden in unexpected places. Caches are usually small plastic containers with a log books inside where successful searchers can sign their name - some even hold small prizes! This is a great outdoor activity for people of all ages, as it reveals secrets hidden in the...
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Visions Come To Life at The Rope Factory Event Hall

Visions Come To Life at The Rope Factory Event Hall

Some event planners are referring to the decor trend over the last 5-7 years as the “Rustic Revolution”, with wood accents and industrial style light fixtures becoming a sought-after look for private and corporate gatherings. This style creates a warm and welcoming feel for guests and the sky’s the limit with creativity, transforming venues into a very personable space for every event. The Rope Factory Event Hall is a unique 5,000 sq ft adaptable space located in Brantford&rsq...
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Our Kitchen Brantford

Our Kitchen Brantford

If you’ve discovered that you’re an amazing baker or chef while in isolation, and you’re looking for that next step to build your skills, consider joining Our Kitchen Brantford. Managed by Catherine Ferrar, Our Kitchen Brantford offers commercial kitchen rental memberships for businesses at any level and is open 24-hours per day for members. If eating is more your thing, then they're an amazing one-stop shop to find meals and treats made by some of Brantford’s ...
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Hey, Can You Crochet Me A ...

Hey, Can You Crochet Me A ...

While the summer heat is still strong, August always gets me thinking about fall and the cooler, cozier days to come. Dreams of warm mugs of tea, blankets and evenings by a fire fill my head. I also start to wonder what I’m going to do with my time when it's too cold to go outside. Brantford local, Deanna Albon, answered this question in 2010 when she picked up a crochet hook and immediately developed a passion for it. After five years of learning, she started to develop her own patt...
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