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Doodle to Go Kits Available from Crock a Doodle

Doodle to Go Kits Available from Crock a Doodle

A picture says a thousand words, but what about a painted pottery piece? We know one thing…the memories you make while painting a piece from Crock A Doodle will be countless. They have fun pieces ready to be painted for any age and any ability. The whole family can be included in the fun – even the dog and cat will give you a “paws up” when you paint them a colourful new bowl or treat container!    Currently, Crock a Doodle is open for pickup of their Doo...
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Hot Days Call for Locally-Made Cool Drinks

Hot Days Call for Locally-Made Cool Drinks

Lounging on your porch and cracking open a cold beverage on a hot day is one of the greatest, relaxing moments of summer. Take an extra indulgent trip to downtown Brantford (or order by phone or app) to try out some of our area’s most refreshing local, handmade beverages. From delicious iced teas and kombuchas, to fresh fruit smoothies, to milk teas with a unique East Asian flair, downtown Brantford’s beverage selection will have you coming back time and time again to cool off from t...
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Brant Sports Excellence

Brant Sports Excellence

If you love sports and you love supporting local, than look no further than Brantford’s very own Brant Sports Excellence. With two locations to better serve the Brantford and County of Brant communities, Brant Sport Excellence offers the area’s largest selection of hockey, baseball, soccer, association apparel, team uniforms and corporate wear. Brant Sports Excellence’s prices strongly rival their competitors and their knowledgeable staff provide industry-leading customer servi...
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Hot! Dog!

Hot! Dog!

Let’s be frank, we love hot dogs! As we move forward toward the dog days of summer, let’s relish this humble meal that can be elevated to a real weiner. So, until you are able to get one of the best frankfurters in town served hot and ready from the hot dog carts at a downtown park or a north end hardware store, here are some great options in Brantford for when you need a hot diggity dog: San-Frano’s Carry Out - A Brantford classic on Charing Cross Street since the 1960s with...
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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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