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Brantford has a population of over 97,000 people and is located in the southeastern portion of the province, just west of Hamilton. Covering over 72 square kilometres, the city is situated near the communities of Paris, Brant, Tutela Heights, and Burford. The Grand River runs through the city, and other bodies of water such as Mohawk Lake, Walton Pond, and Whiteman’s Creek provide habitat for wildlife and opportunities for residents to explore nature.Brantford’s proximity to Hamilton allows residents accessto additional amenities.
Brantford’s real estate market is fairly affordable, with average house prices ranging from $200,000 to $500,000. A mix of older single-family homes, condos, commercial space, and vacant lots can be found in the northern section of Brantford. Single-family homes in this section tend to be on large lots. The central section of the city also has many older single-family homes to choose from, as well as some newer built options along the outskirts. Commercial space and vacant lots are also available in this section. Many of Brantford’s newer and more expensive homes can be found in the southern section, along with vacant land and some commercial space.
Brantford’s vacancy rate has stayed pretty stable over the past few years, sitting between 2% and 3%.The stable vacancy rate can be attributed to the demand side, as lower employment among young people and fewer new immigrants arriving in the city have decreased demand. The vacancy rate for one-bedroom apartments is highest, while three-bedroom apartments have experienced a large drop in vacancy. There are limited new apartment buildings available in the Brantford rental market, with the majority of buildings constructed before 1990. Average rent costs for apartments in Brantford are $630 for a bachelor apartment, $780 for a one-bedroom apartment, $870 for a two-bedroom apartment, and $950 for a three-bedroom (or more) apartment.
Key industries in Brantford’s economy include food manufacturing, plastics and rubber products, chemical manufacturing, machinery manufacturing, warehouse and distribution, and clean technology.A number of food manufacturing facilities operate in Brantford and include companies such as Ferrero Canada Ltd., ConAgra Foods, Aryzta, Maple Leaf Consumer Foods, and Normerica. Manufacturers of other products include Atlas Hydraulics, Gates Canada, Latham Pool Products, SC Johnson and Son Ltd., P&G, Apotex Pharmachem Inc., Tigercat Industries, Keeprite Refrigeration, and Henry Technologies. The unemployment rate in Brantford tends to be less than 5%, which is slightly lower than the national rate.
Public bus service is operated by Brantford Transit, which services around 10 routes with its fleet of close to 30 vehicles. The agency also services special school and industrial routes. The major hub for Brantford Transit is the Brantford Transit Terminal, which also provides residents with access to Greyhound bus services and GO Transit buses and trains. Residents can also travel by train using VIA Rail, which stops at a train station located north of downtown Brantford.
Grand Erie District School Board, Brant Haldimand Norfolk Catholic District School Board, and the Conseil Scolaire de District Catholique Centre-Sud operate schools in the city. These schools include Echo Place School, King George School, Greenbrier Public School, Bellview Public School, Christ the King School, Resurrection School, St. Leo School, Brantford Collegiate Institute, St. John’s College, and North Park Collegiate and Vocational School. Private school options are also available. Post-secondary options available in the city include Laurier Brantford (a local Wilfrid Laurier University campus), which offers programs in communications, law, languages, sciences, social work, and healthcare; Nipissing University, which offers bachelor of arts and bachelor of education degrees; and Conestoga College, with courses in business and human resources.
The Glenhyrst Art Gallery of Brant is an art gallery that features exhibitions of contemporary fine art. With a permanent collection of over 600 pieces, the gallery is sure to have something to interest everyone. Art classes for people of all ages are held at the gallery, and pieces are available for rental or purchase. The onsite tearoom is a popular spot for light refreshments. For summer fun, residents can check out the Earl Haig Family Fun Park, which offers a variety of water attractions including a waterslide, a spray pad, a swimming pool, and a tubing river. Other activities at the park include a mini golf course, batting cages, and a playground. There is also an onsite concession area.