Introducing Brantford & Around
You'd think that a town that lays claim to a Mohawk village, the invention of the telephone and the birthplace of the greatest hockey player ever would have plenty going on, right? Well, not really. Surrounded by farmland and bisected by the lazy Grand River, 'Telephone City' Brantford is about as demure as a city of its size can get. But it does make an affordable pit stop if you're trucking between Windsor and Toronto.
Southeast of town, the Six Nations territory has been a First Nations' center for centuries. Captain Joseph Thayendanegea Brant led the Six Nations people here from upper New York State in 1784 and established a village that long served the district's First Nations tribes. European settlement and industrial growth along the Grand occurred steadily over subsequent centuries.