Situated on the picturesque Grand River, the City of Brantford is located in the heart of Southern Ontario, with direct access to Hwy. 403 and close proximity to other major highways, rail lines and three major Canadian ports of entry (Windsor, Toronto and Niagara Falls). For visitors, Brantford is an easy-to-find destination for day trips and weekend getaways.
Brantford is known as The Telephone City, as it was here in 1874 where Alexander Graham Bell first conceived the idea for the telephone. You can visit the Bell Homestead National Historic Site and explore the evolution of the telephone in this restored 19th century home.
Brantford is hometown to hockey's greatest legend, Wayne Gretzky. Walter Gretzky, Canada’s most famous hockey Dad, still calls our city home. Brantford has built a legacy of sport on the foundation of the Gretzky family, and in 1999 it was coined the 'Tournament Capital of Ontario.' Brantford has an incredible variety of sports organizations for the young and the young at heart, and plays host to numerous tournaments throughout the year.
Today, Brantford is a vibrant community with a population of approximately 96,689(est.) people. The city’s central location makes it an ideal place to live, work, play and visit.
 Source: Financial Post Canadian Demographics, 2008