Brantford takes special care in our water supply. Our water is very safe to drink but if you're coming from another country you never know how your system will react to our highly chlorinated water.
From reports I have seen, Brantford and Peterborough have the highest amounts of chlorine in our drinking water in all of Canada.
So, when in doubt as when traveling anywhere - buy bottled and boil.
Brantford is a very safe community. Crime here is quite low and murders are almost unheard of.
However, auto thefts and thefts from vehicles are probably the most occuring crimes especially from gym and mall parking lots. So take extra care in locking your vehicles, storing parcels under seats or in trunks to discourage break ins. Car alarms and devices such as "The Club" may provide extra security. As in common sense, NEVER leave your vehicle running idle unattended.