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Black-owned trade businesses

Posted on Friday, February 26, 2021 10:00 AM

February is Black History Month, a time that recognizes the historic and ongoing struggles toward racial equality and celebrates the experiences and accomplishments of Black Canadians. Today, we are highlighting a number of Black-owned trade businesses in Brantford. Tourism Brantford invites you to follow along and share your own stories on social media using the hashtag #BHMBrantford.

QPI Construction | info@qualityporch.com | 416-525-7023

QPI Construction is a team of contractors and masons specializing...

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Black Artists and Musicians

Posted on Friday, February 19, 2021 09:00 AM

February is Black History Month, a time that recognizes the historic and ongoing struggles toward racial equality and celebrates the experiences and accomplishments of Black Canadians. Today, we are highlighting a number of Black artists and musicians in Brantford. Tourism Brantford invites you to follow along and share your own stories on social media using the hashtag #BHMBrantford.


Nicole Alexander, Artist
Nicole Alexander is a self-taught visual artist whose paintings in oil, acrylic and watercolour...

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Nu-U Float Studio and Health Bar

Posted on Friday, February 19, 2021 09:00 AM

A new way to relax, restore and heal came to the Brantford community in August 2019. Nu-U Float Studio and Health Bar, located at 200 Grand River Ave in Brantford, is a wellness & creative center that specializes in Floatation Therapy. While their full complement of services is currently reduced, with a few minor adjustments to appointment times and business hours, their float tanks were able to receive Public Health approval.

And isn’t it the perfect time for relaxation? With so many of the...

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Little Cat Media – Your Local Tech Guy

Posted on Monday, February 15, 2021 06:00 AM

Tayshun Ally has been tinkering and fixing computers and technological issues since he was a kid. In his family and his neighbourhood growing up he called himself, “the local tech guy.” He took this love of all things technology and educated himself at Sheridan College in their Software Development and Engineering program, holding high marks in all of his classes. Not satisfied with just one educational avenue, he also completed a program in Music Industry Arts.

So where has all this knowledge and...

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The History of Bunnell’s Landing

Posted on Saturday, February 13, 2021 10:00 AM

Did you know that in 1871, there were over 100 Black adults living in the Brantford area?[1] One of the earlier settlements of Freedom Seekers in Canada was called Bunnell’s Landing, which is located in present-day Cainsville.

In 1784, Joseph Brant brought a number of enslaved Black people to the Grand River Valley from upper New York State. In 1793, Upper Canada legislature passed an act that granted gradual abolition and any slave arriving in the province was automatically declared free. When slavery...