Brant Theatre Workshop group performing outdoors at Bell Homestead.

Spotlight on: Brant Theatre Workshops

Posted on Tuesday, February 09, 2021 10:00 AM

Brant Theatre Workshops (BTW) is a non-profit theatre company that has performed in Brantford for the last seventeen years, while touring productions provincially, nationally, and internationally. BTW creates all of their own work from the ground up and works with heritage and social groups to produce engaging theatre.

This local performing arts group is known for creatively combining heritage and theatre in unique locations such as Casa Loma, Sick Kids Hospital, and the Brantford Armoury. Working...

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Black History Month: Black-owned clothing businesses

Posted on Monday, February 08, 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. Tourism Brantford invites you to follow along and share your own stories on social media using the hashtag #BHMBrantford. Today, we are highlighting two Black-owned clothing businesses in Brantford, zBTFD and Hav 2 Hav Shoes and Apparel.

433 Colborne Street, Brantford
zBTFD is owned and operated by Amanda Mersereau...

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Black Owned Hair Studios

Posted on Saturday, February 06, 2021 10:00 AM

In this next #BHMBrantford feature, Tourism Brantford is pleased to highlight black-owned hair studios in Brantford.

Janice’s Unisex Hair Studio | 519-752-3008 | 17 General St, Brantford

Janice Powell moved to Brantford in the early 1990’s and began her hair cutting career renting a chair at another local, home-based studio. Although moving to Brantford was an adjustment, it’s a place she’s come to love and through it all she has been able to slowly grow her own home studio. Transitioning from renting...

Assorted juices, alcoholic beverages and drink accessories in a box.

Happy Hour [Box] at Home

Posted on Friday, February 05, 2021 10:40 AM

Whether you’re a subscriber of FabFitFun, Chef’s Plate, Hello Fresh or the coveted Jilly Box, there’s probably nothing coming to your door that’s quite like Happy Hour Box.           

Happy Hour Box is a cocktail subscription box created using some of the best ingredients Canada’s cocktail industry has to offer. Using all Ontario products, this Brantford business creates curated boxes with recipe cards to create craft cocktails at home.

Ordering a box is easy, and you...

locally distilled gin on a shelf

Brantford’s First Micro-Distillery Opens

Posted on Thursday, February 04, 2021 10:00 AM

While the pandemic is still a part of our reality, a new local micro-distillery has opened that will make it easier to ‘GIN’ and bear it! Welcome Mann’s Botanical Spirits, Brantford’s first of its kind, located at 581 West St, featuring a modern and inclusive atmosphere and a vision to bring unique and desired spirits to the community.

Not wanting to define their distillery by one type of spirit, Mann’s Botanical Spirits is excited to have a vast inventory, exploring distinct tastes through blending...