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Brantford’s Public Art: A Walking History Lesson

Brantford’s Public Art: A Walking History Lesson

Most of us are feeling a bit cooped up these days and are often heading out for a daily stroll or some exercise to beat the boredom of our unusually free schedules.  Perhaps you’re seeking new trails or areas of Brantford to explore, following current social distancing guidelines, of course.  Did you know that the City of Brantford has seventeen pieces in its public art collection, all rich in community culture and history?  You’ve likely seen them in passing, whether ...
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The Cultural & Built Heritage Funding Program is now open

The Cultural & Built Heritage Funding Program is now open

The Cultural & Built Heritage Funding Program is now open. The application package includes three documents, which are all available online here. Please ensure that you review the application package thoroughly before starting your application. If you have any questions about the program or your application, please contact Kara Davey, Arts & Culture Development Officer, by phone or email to discuss. Note: You must use Adobe Acrobat to complete this application form....
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Egg-cellent Easter Activities

Egg-cellent Easter Activities

Easter will be here on Sunday, April 12, 2020 and to celebrate Brantford has a few different Easter activities to kick off your holiday festivities. Mark your calendars, grab a basket and hop on over to Brantford on Easter weekend and choose from three fantastic egg hunts offered in the City. Or better yet – do them all!  Easter Egg-Stravaganza Brantwood Farms, 251 Powerline Rd., Brantford Friday, April 10 – Sunday, April 12, 2020 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (with timed entry ev...
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Call for Artists: City Hall Public Art Project

Call for Artists: City Hall Public Art Project

Glenhyrst Art Gallery of Brant, in partnership with the City of Brantford, is seeking Artists and Artist-Led Teams to submit proposals to create a permanent piece of public art for the new City Hall (58-70 Dalhousie Street, Brantford). This piece will represent a significant part of Brantford’s history; artists are asked to prepare proposals that incorporate colourful wood foundry moulds and industrial heritage related artifacts, donated by the Canadian Industrial Heritage Centre and loca...
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Help Mayor Davis Fix the Clock Tower

Help Mayor Davis Fix the Clock Tower

Our community is growing, so the City of Brantford is making exciting plans to grow with it. Currently, City of Brantford employees are spread out across several different facilities throughout the city. The move to a new consolidated City Hall in early 2021 will actually be much more cost efficient for the City to operate than our current accommodations model. In addition to long term cost savings, we’re also moving to better serve our residents. A key benefit of consolidating our servic...
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Celebrate World Nutella Day at the Wayne Gretzky Sports Centre!

Celebrate World Nutella Day at the Wayne Gretzky Sports Centre!

On Wednesday, February 5, 2020 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. we invite you to join us at the Wayne Gretzky Sports Centre as we join other communities and groups around the world in celebration of World Nutella® Day!  Visitors can enjoy a ton of free fun family events and entertainment such as PAW PATROL meet and greet, free pancakes with Nutella®, product giveaways, a free public skate and swim, a draw for a Nutella® gift bag, Cupcake Corner sponsored by Sweet Bakery, Nutty photo...
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City of Brantford launches welcome passes for newcomers in 2020

City of Brantford launches welcome passes for newcomers in 2020

The City of Brantford, in partnership with YMCA Immigrant Services, is launching a Welcome to Brantford pass on January 1, 2020 that invites all newcomers, whether they have recently moved to Brantford from another city or country, to explore their new home through discounted offerings. “It is important that newcomers connect with the local community and events. By participating and engaging in all that Brantford has to offer, newcomers will truly feel at home,” says Lily Lumsden, S...
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