Referred to as "The Telephone City," as it was the residence of Alexander Graham Bell, the city of Brantford is situated on the Grand River in Southern Ontario, Canada. This municipality is a single-tiered municipality situated in Brant County.
Brantford is home to numerous cultural and arts sites, like Glenhyrst Art Gallery of Brant, the Brantford Arts Block, Sanderson Centre, Woodland Cultural Centre and Glenhyrst Gardens. For people who want to go and visit museums, visitors can visit the Bell Homestead National Historic Site, the Adelaide Hunter Hoodless Homestead National Historic Site, Canadian Military Heritage and Vintage Motorcycle Museum, Brant Museum and Archives, Glenhyrst Art gallery of Brant, Chiefswood National Historic Site, Myrtleville House Museum, Her majesty's Royal Chapel of the Mohawks, Sanderson Centre, Personal Computer Museum, Woodland Cultural Centre and Sports Hall of Recognition.
There are many excellent trails and parks in Brantford City, for all its visitors and residents to enjoy. A few of these parks provide sports or recreational activities, and there are parks geared toward relaxation and peace. The most popular trail in the city is Gordon Glaves Memorial Pathway, and the most recognized parks include: Anne Good Park, Alexandra Park, Bell Memorial Park, Amouries Gore Park, Bill Little Park, Ballview Park, Brier Park, Brenda Court Park, Burnley Park, Cameron Heights Park, Charles Ward Park, Cedarland Park, City View Park, D'Aubigny Creek Park, Earl Haig Fun Park, Florence Buchanan Park, George Campbell, Iroquois Park, Mayfair Park, Lorne Park, Princess Anne Park, Orchard Park, Robert Moore Park, Recreation Park, Turtle Pond Park, Wilkes park and Spring Gardens Park.
Through the first half of the 20th Century, Brantford's economy greatly influenced Canada's economy. The city was once ranked 3rd of all the Canadian cities for the highest cash-value of manufactured export goods. Its geography plays an essential part in its profitable value. The city is at the deepest navigational point of the Grant River along with a railroad center of Southern Ontario. The combination of rails and water helped the city's farming community thrive into a blue-collar industrial city based upon agricultural businesses, such as Verity Plow, Massey-Harris and Cockshutt Plow Company. During the later years, Highway 403 was completed during 1997. Connected from from Ancaster to Brantford, it was designed to encourage easy access to Hamilton and Toronto, which is another good incentive for businesses to start their businesses within the city. Numerous companies started their businesses here, like Procter and Gamble and Ferrero Spa.