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.