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Brantford Travel Guide, Ontario


Title: Branford- the telephone city of Canada  

Brantford is a town situated nearby the Grand River in south-west ON, Canada. In addition, this single tier municipality is a section of the Brant County. Brantford, ON Canada boasts a population of about 90,000 according to the Canada Census.

Brantford in Ontario Canada is also recognized by the name of “The Telephone City,” after the city’s most popular previous residents, Alexander Graham Bell.  

Brantford Geographical Overview

Brantford is geographically surrounded via Brant, and is also connected to Hamilton in the East through Highway 403, Woodstock in West whilst to Cambridge to the North via Highway 24. Highway 424 linking Highway 401 from Cambridge with Highway 403 within Brantford, Ontario Canada is in the initial planning stages. 

Brantford Economic Overview

Brantford is one of the most essential Canadian industrial hubs for middle of the twentieth century. It was also declared as the number three town in Canada for the cash value of the manufactured products and goods exported. Brantford is at deepest traversable point of the River Grand and was also a railroad hub of Southern Ontario. The fusion of rails and water assisted Brantford expand from the framing community to a blue-collar industrial town based upon the agriculture employ industry centered near the companies including Verity Plow, Massey Harris and Cockshutt Plow Company.

The economy of Brantford by the 80s and 90s was in firm decline due the bankruptcies of the white farm equipment, Harding Carpets, Koering Waterous, Massey Ferguson and various other manufactures. The shutting of the business left hundreds and thousands of individuals unemployed and became one of the highly depressed regions of Canada.

The completion of Brantford to Ancaster part of highway 403 was projected to offer an enhanced incentive for the business to situate in Brantford due to simple access to Toronto and Hamilton in addition to being besides the quickest route via the Southern Ontario in between Buffalo and Detroit.


Brantford is also home to numerous churches as well as religious temples. There are almost 35 churches including Baptist Catholic, Anglican, Presbyterian, Salvation Army, Pentecostal, Mormon and Christadelphian among the most popular ones. Besides, there is one Sikh temple and two mosques, including a Sunni mosque and a Sufi mosque in Brantford. 

The Brantford Expositor is a newspaper that is published six times a week. Also, there are various attractions and entertainment facilities including the Brantford OLG Casino, Kinsmen club of Brantford and the Ford plant.  

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