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Brantford is a city in southwestern Ontario, Canada, founded on the Grand River. Modern Highway 403 connects it to Woodstock in the west and Hamilton in the east; and Highway 24 connects to Cambridge to the north and Simcoe to the south. It is the seat of Brant County, but it is politically separate with a government independent of the county. Brantford is sometimes known as the "Telephone City": former city resident Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone at his father's home, the Bell Homestead. In 1876 he conducted the first long-distance telephone call, making it from Brantford to Paris, Ontario. Brantford is also the birthplace of hockey player Wayne Gretzky, comedian Phil Hartman, as well as Group of Seven member Lawren Harris. Brantford is named after Joseph Brant, an important Mohawk chief during the American Revolutionary War and later, who led his people in their first decades in Upper Canada. Many of his and other First Nations citizens live on the neighbouring reserve of Six Nations of the Grand River First Nation, the most populous reserve in Canada.

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Home to pretty treasures, Brantford is Canada's best kept secret. The nearest major city to Brantford is Toronto. Take a short trip from Brantford and set some time aside to explore the Toronto. Dotted with places like Toronto Eaton Centre, Cn Tower, Casa Loma; it will definitely be a good idea. 1-2 days is an ideal duration of visit to Brantford.

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Facts and Stats for Brantford*

  • Pollution Statistics in Brantford

    Know the pollution level of Brantford before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 20 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 56.25 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 43.75 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 43.75 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 31.25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 31.25 (Low)
  • Brantford: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Brantford for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Brantford.

    • Burglary and Theft 34.62 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 30.77 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 32.69 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 25 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 42.31 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 48.08 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 26.92 (Low)
    • Drug offense 63.46 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 75 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 53.85 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 29.17 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 17.31 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 46.15 (Moderate)
  • Living in Brantford - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 61.4 (High)
    • Climate Index 58.72 (Moderate)
    • Pollution Index 38.1 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 36.25 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 71.02 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 5.7 (Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Brantford

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Brantford

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.19 USD
    • International Movie per seat 9.33 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 28.91 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 68 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 40.15 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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