Holiday Inn Brantford
664 Colborne St, Brantford, ON N3S3P8
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Glenhyrst Art Gallery
Travel Tips for Brantford
Little Known Facts:
People who have lived or otherwise had significant involvement in Brantford & Area:
Adelaide Hunter Hoodless (Activist - first president of the YMCA)
Wayne Gretzky (Hockey Player - Born and raised here)
Alexander Graham Bell (Inventor of the telephone - Homestead here)
Jay Silverheels (Tonto on the Lone Ranger)
Joseph Brant (Native Mohawk leader)
Phil Hartman (Actor-http://www.geocities.com/Hollywood/6422/phcredit.html)
Emily Pauline Johnson ( Poet )
Lawren Stewart Harris (Artist - Group of Seven born in Brantford)
Emily Howard Jennings Stowe (First woman to openly practice medicine in Canada)
Tom Longboat (Athlete - Won the Boston Marathon in 1907)
James Hillier - (Inventor noted for his contributions to the development of the electron microscope)
Graham Greene (Actor - http://www149.pair.com/marilynn/greene.htm)
Among many others. Not bad for a little city that today, still has under 85,000 residents.
"Poutine Eh!" & Other Canadian Words.
"Canadian Tire Money" - Is not Canada's national currency but Canadian Tire is a large franchise store throughout. This money can only be used at Canadian Tire stores and gas stations, although some stores will accept it.
"Pogey" - A term used to describe collecting Employment Insurance.
"Poutine" - No nutritional value whatsoever, Poutine is comprised of french fries, a particular sort of gravy; and mozarella cheese, fattening but amazing.
"Toonie" - The Canadian $2 coin.
"Loonie" - The Canadian $1 coin.
"Toque" - Like the American knit hat.
"Two-four" - As in a 24 case of beer. Which reminds me, our beer is much more potent than in America and more expensive.
"Timmy Hos" or "Tims" - As in Tim Hortons Coffee.
"Kraft Dinner" - a.k.a. Kraft Macaroni and Cheese to Americans. No difference between what's in the boxes, just what's on them. Canadians eat a lot of KD. Referred to in some areas as "rubber bullets."
"Timbits" - from Tim Hortons, are round balls of doughnuts.
"Eh" - has no meaning really. Often is at the end of sentences, as in, "So you're from the South Eh?"
Other Historic Attractions
Adelaide Hunter Hoodless Homestead
- The birthplace and co-founder of the Women's Institute and former president of the YMCA among other notable accomplishments.
359 Blue Lake Road
RR1 St. George
Canadian Military Heritage and Vintage Motorcycle Museum
- Experience Canada's Military Heritage and view artifacts from the War of 1812, South African War, both World Wars and many others. Vintage motorcycles and research library are also on site.
347 Greenwich St., Brantford
Myrtleville House Museum
- Built in 1837, Allen and Eliza Good's homestead is one of the oldest original homesteads in Brant County. It has been restored to reflect the early 19th century.
35 Myrtleville Drive, Brantford
When in Brantford, we have anti-littering bylaws and smoking bylaws. All of our public places, including bars and restaurants are smoke-free. Please observe these and respect it.
We also have a poop-n-scoop by-law, which means you could face a hefty fine if you don't pick up after your pets.
We Don't All Live in Igloos
Leave room in your suitcase when you come, so that you'll have plenty of space to haul back some great shopping finds at one of our many unique, family run businesses! Contrary to many American beliefs we don't all live in igloos. In our summer months (June, July & August), we sure get hot, hot hot! That means we crank up the air conditioners (that helped to attribute to that huge power outage like most of Ontario and New York had in the summer of 2003.)
When visiting in the winter, be sure to pack big, thick sweaters and a coat as we have many days in January and February that will see a high of -25' C! So pack accordingly. With a population of near 100,000...Brantford thankfully has a few stores open 24 hours in case you should run out or forget something.
IGA Grocery Store in West Brant and A&P on St. Paul Avenue are open 24 hours and many of our chain pharmacies such as Shoppers Drug Mart, are usually open until midnight. I could be wrong, but at last check Brantford doesn't have an internet cafe, which means you won't be able to upload pictures taken with digital cameras if you run out of space on your digital camera memory chip.
If you do find yourself in this predicament you could always buy a new chip at one of our many tech stores. We have many sporting goods stores so if you do forget something don't worry too much you can buy another.
If you're wondering where our male population can be found - look no further than one of our two Canadian Tire stores.
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Holiday Inn Brantford
We've found that other people looking for this hotel also know it by these names:
- Brantford Quality Inn
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Address: 664 Colborne St, Brantford, ON N3S3P8