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See you next year!

See you next year!

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Times Square in Harmony Square on December 31, 2020 has been cancelled. Although these decisions are hard, keeping our community safe and healthy is a priority during this unpredictable time. For many residents and visitors, Times Square in Harmony Square is a highly anticipated annual event that invites attendees to ring in the New Year in downtown Brantford. Many attendees also choose to enjoy dinner at a restaurant in downtown Brantford before the live e...
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Local Make-at-Home Meal Kits

Local Make-at-Home Meal Kits

If part of ringing in the New Year for you is a delicious meal, you have more options than dine in, takeout and delivery! In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and some guests’ preference to eat their meals at home, local food providers have come up with creative ways to keep you fed while learning more about what it takes to prepare a delicious, restaurant-quality meal.     Cook @ Home Meal Kits for 2 from Sociable Kitchen + Tavern 45 King George Rd., Brantford | 519-751-4042 ...
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Hotel Profile: Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Brantford Conference Centre

Hotel Profile: Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Brantford Conference Centre

Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Brantford Conference Centre was the first Hilton brand hotel in Brantford.  Opened in 2009, Hampton Inn & Suites Brantford is located at Highway 403 and Oak Park Rd with bustling business parks nearby. Cycling and hiking tourists particularly enjoy the quiet surroundings with close access to the over 70 kms of trails in Brantford.  Business travelers and families visiting for local tournaments and competitions find the highway access a convenient ...
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Brantford Minor Hockey – The Passion to Play

Brantford Minor Hockey – The Passion to Play

For over 50 years, the end of the calendar always meant one of the marquis Brantford hockey tournaments was about to begin. Players from all over the world including: USA, Sweden, Finland, Norway, Latvia and Hong Kong have descended upon our great city to play in the Wayne Gretzky International Hockey tournament hosted by the Brantford Minor Hockey Association. And, if they were lucky, have the chance to meet The Great One’s dad, Walter Gretzky, who always made time to say hello, visit and...
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2020 Public Art Restoration

2020 Public Art Restoration

Did you see some work being done on our monuments this summer? Did you know that each year the Economic Development and Tourism Department leads conservation and restoration efforts for the City’s invaluable Public Art collection? Public art is often at risk of damage by the environment and/or human interaction with the pieces. Specifically, factors that affect the City’s bronze monuments include humidity, UV light, acid rain, poor water drainage, proximity to city streets, and publi...
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Skating at Harmony Square

Skating at Harmony Square

The Harmony Square Ice Rink in downtown Brantford has officially re-opened to the public. The hours of operation are 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. daily, weather permitting. During rain or warmer temperatures, the outdoor ice rink is subject to temporarily close without notice. The ice rink re-opened on Friday, December 11, 2020 with the following enhanced safety protocols in place: Staff will be on-hand to ensure capacity limits are followed Skaters will be asked contract tracing questions Use...
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Vegetarian & Vegan in Brantford

Vegetarian & Vegan in Brantford

A New Year is on its way, and if part of your regular diet – or your New Year’s Resolution – is to eat more plant-based meals, then some of Brantford’s best restaurants can help you discover delicious vegetarian, vegan, and plant-based dishes that will keep you coming back! Eating vegetarian or vegan isn’t just salads – there are delicious meals that require no substitutions, and new plant-based options of your traditional omnivore favourites, like burgers, ta...
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