The city of Brantford is centrally located in Southern Ontario along the banks of the Grand River. Brantford is an hour’s drive from Toronto and Niagara and is close to the cities and markets of London, Kitchener and Waterloo. Brantford has an approximate population of 90, 192 where 82,000 form part of the labour force.
Access to the city is provided by its proximity to the Queen Elizabeth Way and Highway 403 which run through Brantford, and provide the shortest route between the markets of Detroit and Buffalo in the United States. This strategic location makes Brantford a transport hub for Southern Ontario and the Northern US. Seaport access is provided by Toronto, Hamilton and Oshawa, while air access is provided by the Brantford Municipal Airport with other cargo airports an hour’s drive away.
Areas in Brantford that have been earmarked for industrial usage are divided into the North Area, which encompasses the area between Powerline Road and Governors Road East; and the East Area, which is located east of Garden Avenue along Highway 403. Additional areas to the west of Golf Road in the North Area of Brantford are marked for industrial land use by the local government.
Business parks located throughout Brantford contain industrial sites for its key industries of Advanced Manufacturing, Food and Beverage Manufactures as well as Warehousing and Distribution to take advantage of Brantford’s strategic location as a transport hub for Canadian and American markets. The Braneida Business Park is located on the East Side of Brantford along Highway 403, and The Northwest Business Park, likewise is located along Highway 403.