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Enjoy over 70km of natural trails in Brantford

Enjoy over 70km of natural trails in Brantford

People who are new to Brantford or visiting for the first time are often shocked when they discover the abundance of trails surrounding our beautiful city. I’ve lived in Brantford the majority of my life and, to be honest, I still sometimes forget about the natural beauty that sits behind the scenes of our bustling downtown core. With nearly 100,000 residents, over 3,100 students at Wilfrid Laurier University, as well as Conestoga College, Six Nations Polytechnic, and Westervelt College, ...
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OMG, is it ice cream season?!

OMG, is it ice cream season?!

What better way to spend a hot summer day than going to an ice cream shop and having a delicious cool down treat?  With a slogan of “taking the ordinary and making it extraordinary,” OMG Ice Cream and Frozen Yogurt is the place to try this year. Located at 122 Colborne Street West in Brantford, this tiny shop hands out enormous, decadent, and definitely Instagram-able delights. Founded in June 2016, OMG Ice Cream and Frozen Yogurt is a locally-owned family ice cream shop that ...
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Brantford’s Modern Sushi Bar

Brantford’s Modern Sushi Bar

If you’re a lover of fresh ingredients, unique flavour combinations, and beautiful food, we hope you check out Brantford’s newest sushi restaurant, Joy Sushi Bar. With nearly 800 reviews on Google averaging over 4 stars, this sushi bar has quickly become a local hotspot.  Offering contactless takeout and super simple online ordering system, this restaurant has pivoted from their original iPad ordering system and all-you-can-eat menu, to continue to offer delicious meals that sa...
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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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Your Backyard: The BEST Movie Theatre

Your Backyard: The BEST Movie Theatre

Do you have a special anniversary or birthday coming up? What about a new grad in the house? We may not be having the annual celebrations that we’ve become accustomed to, but that doesn’t mean you can’t create an amazingly unique and safe event for your “social bubble.” Enjoy a night under the stars watching your very favourite movies with the ones you love the most in the comfort of your own backyard. Bonus: if you forget the bug spray or blankets, all you have to ...
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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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Thank you Porch Droppers!

Thank you Porch Droppers!

There are many people in the community who are keeping us safe and moving forward. Our doctors, nurses, grocery store staff and all frontline workers are very visible and doing so much for the community. But let’s also acknowledge another group of people that have become lifelines to those who cannot leave their homes as well as a suggested way to recognize them and say thank you. During this time of social distancing and limits on public gatherings and interactions, a very unique aspect ...
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