Facts About Brantford

  • Brantford is sometimes called The Telephone City because the inventor of the telephone lived in Brantford. Hockey player Wayne Gretzky was born in Brantford.
  • Brantford is a city in southwestern Ontario, Canada, founded on the Grand River.
  • Brantford was settled by United Empire Loyalists led by Joseph Brant of the Iroquois in 1784.
  • Brantford became a city in 1877.
  • Brantford is surrounded by Brant County but is politically separate with a municipal government of its own that is fully independent of the county’s municipal government.
  • The Estimated Population of Brantford is 102,159.
  • Brantford is twinned with Ostrów Wielkopolski, Poland.
  • Brantford is 248 m or 814 ft above sea level.
  • In June 1945, Brantford became the first city in Canada to fluoridate its water supply.
  • Brantford hosted and won the 2008 Allan Cup, which celebrated the 100th anniversary of the event.
Facts About Brantford
Facts About Brantford

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