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July 2019 Labour Market Update

Posted on Friday, August 09, 2019 10:29 AM

The latest Statistics Canada local labour market report customized for the Brantford CMA for last month is now available.

July Unemployment Rate: Brantford 4.5% [-] Ontario 5.7% [+] Canada 5.7% [+]

Labour Market Reports

The report includes annual rates for the last 10 years, comparing Brantford to surrounding...

interior of apartment at New Victoria Place in Downtown Brantford

Downtown Landmark Sees New Life as Upscale Apartments

Posted on Wednesday, July 31, 2019 09:24 AM

The former Commercial Building (later renamed Royal Victoria Place) on the corner of Dalhousie Street and George Street is undergoing a major interior renovation to create 14 upscale apartment units.  The building was erected in 1881, having been designed the same architect, John Turner, who created...

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Conestoga College Begins Offering Free Courses to Brantford Residents

Posted on Monday, July 29, 2019 01:42 PM

Starting September 2019, Conestoga College will offer numerous tuition-free programs for people living in or located close to the city of Brantford and Huron-Perth counties.

There are 3 major programs.

  1. Academic Upgrading:  Adult learners can enroll in self-directed classes to meet college admission...

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June 2019 Construction Numbers

Posted on Tuesday, July 16, 2019 01:58 PM

The City of Brantford released the June 2019 Summary Report on Construction Activity. The report shows a construction value of $11.194 million for permits issued in the month of June.

The construction value attained in June 2019 is above the construction value attained in June 2018; while the number...

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Feature Development: Garden Avenue Industrial Opportunity

Posted on Tuesday, July 16, 2019 01:44 PM

Premium industrial build-to-suit opportunity in Brantford’s north east industrial/commercial sector, with excellent access to Hwy. 403. Both purchase and lease options. Flexible building sizes (20,000-75,000 square feet) with outside storage.

  • Net leases: $6.10 psf - $6.50 psf
  • TMIs: $2.95 psf
  • Zoning: ...

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Brantford CMA Secures Top Spot on BMO 2019 Q2 Labour Market Report Card

Posted on Thursday, July 11, 2019 04:09 PM

The Bank of Montreal’s most recent labour market report card ranks the Brantford CMA as having the best labour market in Canada. The ranking is led by The Brantford CMA’s impressive 17% employment growth and complimented by a June unemployment rate of 4.7%, down 1.2% from the same period last year.

BMO’s...

Monthly Labour Market Update Graphic

June 2019 Labour Market Update

Posted on Friday, July 05, 2019 10:36 AM

The latest Statistics Canada local labour market report customized for the Brantford CMA for last month is now available.

June Unemployment Rate: Brantford 4.7% [-] Ontario 5.4% [+] Canada 5.5% [+]

Labour Market Reports

The report includes annual rates for the last 10 years, comparing Brantford to surrounding...

A person checks paperwork at a construction site.

May 2019 Construction Numbers

Posted on Tuesday, June 25, 2019 12:22 PM

The City of Brantford released the May 2019 Summary Report on Construction Activity. The report shows a construction value of $13.331 million for permits issued in the month of May.

The construction value attained in the month of May is lower than the values attained in the previous two years, and is...

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Feature Development: 131B Savannah Oaks Drive

Posted on Monday, June 24, 2019 03:52 PM

Announcing the imminent construction and availability of up to 64,120 sq. ft. of prestige industrial space. 131B Savannah Oaks Drive, Brantford offers ample clear height, abundant loading capabilities and is professionally managed. 131B Savannah Oaks Drive is well located within close proximity to Highway...

Exterior of the Sherwood Motel in Brantford

Schitt's Creek Films at Sherwood Motel

Posted on Monday, June 24, 2019 10:29 AM

The critically acclaimed and award winning TV series, Schitt’s Creek, filmed an episode at the Sherwood Motel.  Eugene Levy and Chris Elliott were on location during the first day of shooting on June 17.  Cast and crew filmed inside several rooms as well as many exterior shots during their...