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Brantford’s Beloved Independent Bookstore

Brantford’s Beloved Independent Bookstore

Quick! Can you name the only independently run bookstore in Brantford? If you said The Brantford Bookworm, you’d be right! Currently in the care of Kerry Besta and her son Kyle, the store has been independently owned and operated since it first opened 40 years ago. The used bookstore, located on Brant Ave., across the road from the W. Ross Macdonald School, is every bibliophile’s dream. The cozy little shop is stacked floor to ceiling with books of all genres, including a huge selec...
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Top Spots For Chocolate Lovers

Top Spots For Chocolate Lovers

If you have a sweet tooth, and honestly most of us do, what is your sweet craving? For me, it’s chocolate and Brantford has some delicious options both from local businesses and chains operated by local owners. Next time you need a chocolatey fix, check out one (or all!) of the following: Le Chocolat du Savoie | 320 Colborne St. W | 519-751-1119 From hand-crafted Belgian chocolates of only the finest ingredients to the delightful fulfilling aromas that linger through the store, Le Chocol...
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Got Ribs?

Got Ribs?

For the past 10 years, Brantford has come alive with the smell of BBQ ribs, fantastic food vendors and family entertainment. The Brantford Kinsmen Ribfest has brought fun for all ages and the thrill of BBQ competition together for three days of entertainment and amazing food. North America’s greatest rib teams have come to Brantford to compete for top awards including Best Ribs, Best Chicken, Best Sauce, Best Pig Rig and People's Choice. Even though this tasty food festival has been ...
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“C” Is For (The Best) Cookie In Brantford

“C” Is For (The Best) Cookie In Brantford

The smell of freshly baked cookies is enough to bring us back to the days of growing up with little more to care about than exactly how many cookies we’d be allowed to eat. Our lives have gotten a bit more complicated these days, but that doesn’t mean that we can’t take some time to indulge in our favourite sweets while supporting our local bakers – without even turning on the oven! Pour a glass of milk and enjoy our recommendations for where to get the most delicious coo...
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Taal is Back and Better than Ever

Taal is Back and Better than Ever

We’ve been driving by the construction site at Taal Fine Indian Cuisine for months now, eagerly awaiting the grand opening of their brand new space. One of Brantford’s most beloved Indian restaurants, and well known for its food that is served at the Brantford International Villages Festival’s India Village, the flavours of Taal have been missed. One thing we love so much about Indian food is its ability to adapt to many dietary preferences and requirements – if you&rsqu...
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Stay connected with your community

Stay connected with your community

Although Brantford has moved into Stage 3 of reopening, residents are instructed to remain vigilant and continue to practice physical distancing. As we continue to distance ourselves from one another, with many choosing to remain at home, it can be difficult to feel connected to friends and loved ones. Here are a few suggestions for safely keeping yourself and your community connected during this stressful time. Offer your neighbours a helping hand Wondering where you can volunteer to hel...
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AceMaskCo Launches A New Venture

AceMaskCo Launches A New Venture

In response to COVID-19 and the new Mandatory Face Coverings in Public Spaces by-law implemented by the City of Brantford, many local businesses and entrepreneurs have pivoted to begin offering non-medical face masks.  Earlier this year, Lee Delfino launched a new business venture called AceMaskCo. Delfino, who also runs Onitpromo, a well established promotional goods company, launched AceMaskCo with the help of Rachael Chegahno, Creative Director, and their wide v...
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