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Brantford • Brant

Welcome to Brantford - Brant

The City of Brantford and the County of Brant are nestled on the picturesque Grand River in the heart of Southwestern Ontario, Canada.

Brantford was named after the Mohawk leader, Joseph Brant, who is buried nearby. The City is sometimes known by the nickname "The Telephone City", after its most famous resident, Alexander Graham Bell, who brought fame to Brantford when he invented the telephone in 1874. Brantford is also proud of being the home town of Wayne Gretzky, a hockey legend.

Brantford • Brant takes pride in its multicultural diversity. For over 30 years Brantford has hosted the International Villages Festival, where ethnic groups set up villages around the city and offer traditional food, a multitude of cultural activities and share cultural exhibits.

Visit the Brantford • Brant Newcomer Connections portal to find information about this special place to live, work and play.


Brantford • Brant offers big-city living with a small-town feel. The community offers affordable housing in both rural and urban locations, as well as below-average living costs. For more information on housing costs and trends, please visit the Brant section of the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA).

  The City of Brantford & the County of Brant and neighbouring cities:
Proximity to
large centres
Toronto Hamilton London Kitchener-Waterloo Buffalo, New-York
Approximate distance 90 km 38 km 85 km 40 km 125 km

This is a picture of Grand River, Brant County, Ontario

  Population size of the City of Brantford & the County of Brant:
Population 90,192 residents
  Major industries in the City of Brantford and the County of Brant:
Key industries Agriculture
Health care
Service sector
  Climate in the City of Brantford & the County of Brant:
Average temperatures January July
Years: 1971-2000 -5.9C 21.2C

Learn more

Business directory for the City of Brantford and area

Location and distance chart



The Brantford • Brant municipal immigration portal is funded and administered through the Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration, as part of the Municipal Immigration Information Online (MIIO) Program. Visit the Cities and Towns section of for more municipal immigration portals.