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A Place to Belong

Located in the heart of southern Ontario, Brantford is about an hour’s drive from Toronto, London, and St. Catharines. Brantford is one of Canada’s top communities for international students with varied and growing job markets and lower living costs than larger cities. Students have the advantage of living in a welcoming and safe community with many attractions within easy reach. Explore world-class entertainment options, shop at unique boutiques, taste your way through the city, from low-key pubs to fine dining, and be sure to brush up on local history at one of Brantford’s many museums and galleries.

Arts and Culture

The City of Brantford is rich with arts, culture and heritage. Brantford has an array of performing, literary and visual arts organizations; multicultural groups; libraries; museums, galleries and historic sites; artists and artisans; and the historic Sanderson Centre for the Performing Arts.

Brantford is home to many exciting events and festivals that draw thousands of visitors each year, including:

Sports and Recreation

Centrally located in the heart of southern Ontario, the City of Brantford was officially declared the Tournament Capital of Ontario in 1998 by the Province of Ontario. A vibrant and growing community, Brantford has a long tradition of sporting excellence – a title earned by hosting hundreds of local, regional and provincial tournaments and events annually.

With first-class facilities, Brantford’s local sports organizations offer a variety of programs that have gone on to win regional, provincial, and national titles. Join an organized or recreational sport to build skills, stay active, and meet people.

If you prefer the outdoors, you might want to visit the Grand River. A designated Canadian Heritage River, the Grand River, is a paddler’s paradise weaving its way through our city along some of the largest stands of Carolinian forests in Canada. The beautiful river is one of the city’s largest tourism assets and also links Brantford to neighbouring communities of Six Nations of the Grand River and County of Brant.

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