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Brantford International Villages Festival – ‘Til We Eat Again

Brantford International Villages Festival – ‘Til We Eat Again

As we turn the calendar to the first week of July, thoughts in Brantford traditionally turn toward one of the City’s most vibrant and delicious signature events – the Brantford International Villages Cultural Festival. However, in what would have been their 47th consecutive year of presenting the festival, the Executive and Board of Directors suspended the event in the best interest of public safety. Even though the event will not be happening this year, let’s still find a way ...
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Brantford Hotels Want You To Stay Comfortable, Healthy and Safe

Brantford Hotels Want You To Stay Comfortable, Healthy and Safe

The hotel industry in Brantford has been growing rapidly with the opening of three brand new hotels: the Holiday Inn Express & Suites (2018), the Home2Suites by Hilton (2019) and the Marriott TownePlace Suites and Conference Centre (2019). Brantford is recognized for its historic sites, arts, culture, and outdoor activities. Regional and provincial visitors are starting to return to Brantford to safely enjoy things like the 70+ kms of nature trails, the Grand River, gardens and public art t...
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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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Bring home top shelf Italian fare from La Bottega

Bring home top shelf Italian fare from La Bottega

La Bottega Fine Foods & Delicattesen is a family-owned and operated Italian deli that has been serving the Brantford community for over 18 years. The shop, located at 358 King George Rd., serves a mouthwatering selection of Italian fare available for pick-up and pre-order. You can pop in any time during their hours of operation to choose from an assortment of ready-to-go sandwiches for yourself or pick up a delicious Italian meal to feed your whole family for dinner. Through years of experi...
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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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