The City of Brantford's Economic Development and Tourism Department includes Economic Development, Tourism, the Brantford Brant Business Resource Centre, and the Sanderson Centre for the Performing Arts. Together we support business development and growth, promote tourism and culture, and collaborate with City departments and other levels of government to increase local economic prosperity.

Economic Development

Our primary role is to help create a positive environment within Brantford in which businesses can thrive. Our collaborative efforts include:

  • attracting new business;
  • encouraging business retention and expansion;
  • facilitating development projects;
  • fostering a positive business environment;
  • managing the City's industrial land inventory;
  • marketing the City to key stakeholders; and,
  • providing economic and community information.

We are dedicated to supporting companies and fostering economic growth in Brantford. Contact our team to find out how we can support your business success.


Tourism Brantford promotes and supports the development of local tourism businesses, attractions and events. We work to enhance travel opportunities in the following markets:

  • leisure travel;
  • sport tourism;
  • corporate travel;
  • travel media;
  • travel trade and group tours; and,
  • arts and culture.

We also assist with event hosting, tournament and conference bids, tourism packaging, and business expansion and retention, including information about professional development and funding opportunities.

To learn more about Tourism Brantford, visit the Tourism website and join the conversation on our blog, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Brantford Visitor & Tourism Centre

You can also visit us at the Brantford Visitor and Tourism Centre (254 North Park St.), where we welcome travelers and residents. At the Centre you can learn more about:

  • single and multi-day tours;
  • travel ideas;
  • accommodations;
  • events and local attractions; and,
  • relocation packages.

Brantford Brant Business Resource Centre

The Brantford Brant Business Resource Centre (BRC) is a one-stop shop for business information and resources to help entrepreneurs and small business owners develop and succeed in Brantford and the area.

We can help you if you are:

  • thinking of starting a business;
  • starting a business; or,
  • growing a business.

The BRC connects you with experienced small business advisors who can provide free practical advice. You can also participate in no-cost workshops and learn about business planning, marketing, budgeting, and cash flow projections. Finally, information is available about government grant programs and where to get financing.

Sanderson Centre for the Performing Arts

A feature in Brantford's downtown since 1919, Sanderson Centre has become a destination for performing arts and event space. Its magnificent design and architecture represent our remarkable past and reflect the evolution and growth of our heritage and culture today.  The historic Centre is an unforgettable venue for concerts, photographs, wedding ceremonies and receptions, anniversary parties, family reunions, meetings and seminars. The theatre is available to community organizations, individuals and commercial renters.