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Fun Facts About Brantford

Fun Facts About Brantford

This week, Tourism Brantford is rolling out the welcome mat to all new and returning students from Conestoga College's Brantford Campus, Wilfrid Laurier University's Brantford Campus and Six Nations Polytechnic. Today, we'll be sharing some fun facts about Brantford. With a population of nearly 100,000 residents, Brantford continues to grow and draw attention from visitors, businesses and students alike. The historic Grand River runs through the city, creating a beautiful backdrop and...
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Culture Days is Coming!

Culture Days is Coming!

Culture Days is a coast-to-coast, Canadian celebration of arts, culture, and heritage, with the goal of transforming the way Canadians view and engage in the cultural life of their community. This year, Culture Days has been extended beyond just a weekend and delivered for an entire month! Start scheduling your Culture Days activities now from September 25 to October 25, 2020! Culture Days features thousands of free, hands-on, interactive activities in 150+ communities across Canada. The d...
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Spotlight on Brantford Architecture: Federal Building

Spotlight on Brantford Architecture: Federal Building

The beautiful city of Brantford boasts many different architectural building styles, including one very prominent example of the Beaux Arts movement which can be seen in the Federal Building located at 60 Dalhousie Street. The term "Beaux Arts" comes from the French word for "Fine Arts" and was a popular, but short lived, architectural style from 1880-1930. The style echoes back to classic Greek and Roman forms characterized by order, symmetry, formal design, grandiosity and elab...
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Off-Campus Social Activities For Students

Off-Campus Social Activities For Students

Getting an education should be rewarding and fun, and we want you to know about some of the great social activities available in Brantford that are perfect for meeting new people, building relationships and taking a break from the books! Local Breweries Craft breweries are known for the experience and atmosphere they provide to their patrons and the two local Brantford breweries are no exception. Mash Paddle Brewing Company is located in Brantford’s historic Artisan’s Village at 11...
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Glenhyrst Art Gallery of Brant Announces Fall Schedule

Glenhyrst Art Gallery of Brant Announces Fall Schedule

Glenhyrst Art Gallery of Brant, located at 20 Ava Rd., recently announced their Fall Classes and Workshops Schedule for adults and youth. The non-profit organization is pleased to be able to offer the same level and variety of programming as previous years, with COVID-19 restrictions and enhanced safety precautions in place. New COVID-19 policies include: reduced class sizes, less frequency of classes to allow for cleaning in between, and social distancing of 6 ft between all students in the cl...
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Spotlight on Brantford Architecture: City Hall

Spotlight on Brantford Architecture: City Hall

Have you ever wondered about the massive, monolithic, ‘blocky’ building situated at 100 Wellington Square? It’s home to Brantford’s City Hall. Designed by Michael Kopsa and built in 1967, it was built to replace the Town Hall which served the city from 1877 to 1967. This building serves as an excellent representation of the Brutalist style of architecture. Also known as Brutalism, it’s a style that emerged in the 1950’s and grew out of the early 20th century ...
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September Featured Artist: Leah Murphy

September Featured Artist: Leah Murphy

September’s Featured Artist is Leah Murphy, a professional freelance makeup artist from Brantford. Clients can book Leah’s services in preparation for birthday parties, engagement parties, bridal and baby showers, or any event or special occasion where they want to feel a little more polished and glamorous. Growing up in Brantford, Leah attended North Park Collegiate and was drawn to a cosmetology course and the beauty industry. This course fueled her passion for makeup even further...
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