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NewsJazz and fun at the city hall grand opening Saturday

BRANTFORD – The city will officially open its “new and improved” Brantford City Hall on Saturday, September from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

According to the city’s release, there will be a free jazz concert at Harmony Square, giveaways for the kids, and guided tours through city hall, among other things. Of course, all Covid-19 safety protocols will be in place – which means pre-registration for the event is required, and everyone in attendance must complete a Covid-19 screening.

“The new city hall will provide enhanced services in a centralized location, help revitalize the city’s downtown and position the city for long-term savings by consolidating administrative operations,” said Brantford mayor Kevin Davis, in the release. The city also forecasts savings of $21.57 million over its 10-year capital plan and $1.12 million in annual operating budget savings, due to the improvements made which will pull staff into a centralized location (after the pandemic passes) where they previously occupied six different office facilities.

The DiFelice Jazz Quartet will kick the festivities off at 10 a.m. in Harmony Square, where residents will find Harmony Squirrel handing out customized cookies, along with Brantford’s very own world record stilt-walker Doug the Great doing what he does best.

The official ceremony begins at 12 p.m. where a ribbon cutting will take place.

To register, please click here.

City hall photo borrowed from City of Brantford website.

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