Stay connected with your community

Posted on Saturday, August 01, 2020 12:00 AM

Through the many ups and downs of this last year of pandemic challenges, we continue to encourage this community to find ways to remain connected to friends and loved ones. Here are a few suggestions for safely keeping yourself and your community connected during this stressful time.

Offer your neighbours a helping hand

Wondering where you can volunteer to help your neighbours during COVID-19? Reach out to older adults in your neighbourhood, consider contacting your local Neighbourhood Association,...


AceMaskCo Launches A New Venture

Posted on Friday, July 31, 2020 12:00 AM

In response to COVID-19 and the new Mandatory Face Coverings in Public Spaces by-law implemented by the City of Brantford, many local businesses and entrepreneurs have pivoted to begin offering non-medical face masks. 

Earlier this year, Lee Delfino launched a new business venture called AceMaskCo. Delfino, who also runs Onitpromo, a well established promotional goods company, launched AceMaskCo with the help of Rachael Chegahno, Creative Director, and their wide variety...


Spread Cheer with Present Times Unique Gifts and Gift Baskets!

Posted on Friday, July 24, 2020 12:00 AM

Many people have observed milestones like graduations, birthdays, anniversaries, new homes, and births while isolated from loved ones. If there is one great thing that COVID-19 has taught us, it’s that the little acts of kindness go a long way and we can still feel connected while being apart.

Let’s keep the celebrations and positivity going! Present Times Unique Gifts and Gift Baskets at 46 Charing Cross St. in Brantford is the perfect place to shop for affordable gifts for an upcoming occasion...

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Glenhyrst Art Gallery of Brant announces artist selected for City Hall Public Art project

Posted on Friday, July 10, 2020 12:00 AM

The Glenhyrst Art Gallery of Brant and the City of Brantford are pleased to announce that Elora-based artist Jane Bowen, has been selected to complete the City Hall Public Art Project. The artwork will be located on the indoor entranceway of Brantford’s new City Hall (60 Dalhousie St., Brantford, ON), scheduled to open in 2021. 

Jane Bowen has exhibited throughout Ontario since her first solo exhibition in Elora, ON in 1989. In addition to exploring the unique characteristics the encaustic...


Brantford International Villages Festival – All. The. Food. Part 1

Posted on Thursday, July 09, 2020 12:00 AM

Hands up - who goes to the Brantford International Villages Festival with the goal of eating something from every Village? … and then rolls themselves home? We absolutely love trying food from a variety of cultures over 4 days, all made lovingly with the hands and hearts of our very own Brantfordians. If we’re pulling at your heartstrings, and your tummy is grumbling, then why not recreate your own version of the Villages at home? Handmade pierogi, butter chicken made from scratch, jerk chicken...