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Brantford showcases revitalization of downtown core

City of BrantfordBrantford showcases revitalization of downtown core

City of Brantford welcomed representatives from the Town of LaSalle and the City of Windsor to showcase the tremendous strides made in revitalizing the downtown core on Friday, December 1, 2023.

As part of the visit, Brantford City staff, alongside representatives from Wilfrid Laurier University, Brantford Native Housing, Brantford Police Service, and Downtown Brantford Business Improvement Area, led a comprehensive tour highlighting the City’s Downtown Priority Plan achievements.

The visit included an immersive tour of downtown Brantford, spotlighting pivotal landmarks, including Harmony Square, City Hall, the Sanderson Centre, YMCA, Library, Civic Centre, and the Brantford Farmers’ Market. The tour provided a firsthand view of the concerted efforts and initiatives driving the ongoing transformation within the downtown.

Discussions during the tour centered on various critical aspects crucial to the downtown’s evolution. Key topics included future development projects, current and upcoming planning initiatives, safety measures, addressing encampments and security concerns, infrastructure enhancements, ongoing beautification efforts, and the comprehensive revitalization plans designed to shape the future of the city’s core. The tour highlighted the coordinated work being undertaken by various City departments as well as community partners to support Brantford’s vision for a thriving urban centre and ensure a safe and welcoming environment for all residents and visitors.

Kevin Davis, Mayor for the City of Brantford, expressed his enthusiasm about the collaboration and exchange of insights.

“We are pleased to share our successes and plans for the downtown core with our esteemed counterparts from LaSalle and Windsor. This collaborative effort embodies our commitment to continuous improvement, ensuring our downtown continues evolving into a vibrant and welcoming space for everyone,” said Mayor Davis.

The meeting facilitated an invaluable exchange of ideas, fostering mutual learning and paving the way for potential collaborations between the cities, laying a foundation for shared progress and growth in their respective downtown cores.

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