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Filming in Brantford: 2020 Recap

Filming in Brantford: 2020 Recap

The Economic Development & Tourism department welcomed ten productions to the City of Brantford in 2020—a new record for the city, despite a three-month provincial shut down of the filming industry from mid-March to mid-June. The Tourism Centre phone lines were hot with requests early in the year, prior to COVID-19’s arrival in Canada, with TV Series Blood and Water and Phoenix both shooting here in March. Once the Brant County Health Unit was permitted to enter Stage 2 on June ...
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Watch The Cuban, Win Free Swag!

Watch The Cuban, Win Free Swag!

The City of Brantford Economic Development and Tourism Department is pleased to announce the upcoming virtual screening and Q&A with the cast and crew from The Cuban, a motion picture that was filmed in Brantford and the County of Brant in 2018. The virtual event will take place on November 27, 2020 beginning at 7:30 p.m. The film can be viewed free of charge from November 27, 2020 at 7:30 p.m. to November 28, 2020 at 7:30 p.m. While you are watching the film, try to spot three re...
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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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