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Brantford (Ontario)

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Brantford (Ontario)

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Brantford[1] is in Southwestern Ontario, Canada. 'The Telephone City', it is where Alexander Graham Bell said he invented the telephone, and from where he placed the first "long distance" call to nearby Paris. His Tutela Heights home, south of the city, is an international tourist attraction.

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Brantford is on 'the 403' at Highway 24, 90 minutes from Toronto, 45 minutes from downtown Hamilton, accessible by several major roads.

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Brantford Transit terminal is at 64 Darling St. in downtown Brantford.

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  • Her Majesty’s Chapel of the Mohawks, Mohawk Street, on the outskirts of Brantford, (519) 756-0240. This was the first Protestant Church built in Ontario, and the First Royal Chapel to belong to Native People. It is such a spiritual and restful place and it is calming to roam the peaceful graveyard which surrounds the chapel.
  • Chiefswood, south of Brantford on highway 54. Open May 23rd and October 9th, and between October and May by appointment only. Brantford was the birthplace and home of Canadian Native Poet, Emily Pauline Johnson and her home is now a National Historic Site. A great place to take the grandchildren in the summer. $5 for adults, $4 for students; seniors and children under 12 years of age are free.
  • Canadian Military Museum and the Vintage Motorcycle Museum, both at 794 Colbourne Street, (519) 759-1313. Here you will discover Canada’s military history, from the United Empire Loyalists of the 1700’s, to the peace keepers of today. There are artifacts from the war of 1812, the South African War, and World Wars I & II. Motorcycle enthusiasts will enjoy the Motorcycle Museum which is also on the site.

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