Experience
Brantford

Where Campus is Community

The Brantford campus has transformed the downtown core of the City of Brantford into a thriving student community home to around 2,700 undergraduate and graduate students.

With its buildings spread throughout the city's heart, the Brantford campus is interwoven into the downtown.

Campus Tours

There are so many ways for you to tour our Brantford campus, whether you join us in person or explore campus virtually.

 

students on the Brantford campus

 

partnerships between Laurier and Brantford businesses and community organizations

 

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“Brantford offers a safe and inclusive environment with key resources available when you need them.”
Arjunn Sivakumar, third year student
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We Have a Program for You

Whether focusing on business technology, game design, user experience, social work, criminology or community health, our programs are mission-driven, designed to challenge you to engage with the world around you to make it a better place for everyone.

Best of the City

Shaped by its location on the historic Grand River and proximity to the major industrial and consumer markets of North America, Brantford has a thriving business community that is home to several global business operations – but people are drawn to the region for so much more. A healthy arts and culture scene, world-class trails system for walking and biking, and a strong slate of festivals and events make Brantford a vibrant place to call home for residents and students alike.

Activities

  • Experience the Brantford Farmers' Market, just steps from campus.
  • Canoe down the Grand River and hike riverside trails*.
  • Skate on the outdoor rink at Harmony Square*.
  • Learn more about local Indigenous communities at the Woodland Cultural Centre.
  • Check out the art galleries and sculpture gardens at Glenhyrst Art Gallery of Brant.
  • Immerse yourself in the cultures of the Brantford community at the International Villages Cultural Festival.
  • Play pool, air hockey, video games and more in the Level One Lounge on campus*.
  • Book a lane and bowl a strike at Echo Bowl*.

Entertainment

  • Catch a performance at the Sanderson Centre for Performing Arts.
  • Listen to live music at the Brantford International Jazz Festival.
  • Laugh with some of the biggest names in comedy at the Brantford Comedy Festival.
  • Participate in the fresh events of the season at Harmony Square*.
  • Attend Free Play Friday at the Brantford Games Network Lab*.
  • Watch classics and new releases during campus movie nights* or at Galaxy Cinemas Brantford*.

Dining

  • Burgers at The Works Burger Bistro.*
  • Pizza and pasta at Boston Pizza* or Gino's Pizza.
  • Viet-Thai cuisine at Nine North*.
  • All-day breakfast at Sunset Grill.
  • Coffee and donuts at Tim Hortons*.
  • Speciality poutine and hand-scooped ice cream at Lonnie’s on Market St*.
  • Steaks and burgers at Hudson’s Public.
  • Sandwiches at Admiral’s Submarine.
  • Mouth-watering cuisine at Indian Spice.
  • Full flavour pork and chicken at Jamrock Jerk.
  • Brown Sugar Tapioca at Moon Tea.

Groceries

  • FreshCo
  • Walmart
* Highly recommended by our student ambassador team

Guided Virtual Tour

Join current students on a virtual tour of our Brantford campus. Follow along as we visit academic buildings, lecture halls, the Laurier Brantford YMCA, and some of our favourite spots on campus

Filming of our campus tour occurred during the COVID-19 pandemic and states that our campuses are closed; however, this is no longer accurate. Our Waterloo and Brantford campuses are open for visitors and are currently offering in-person campus tours.

Learn from Award-Winning Professors

Get to know some of Laurier Brantford’s spectacular award-winning faculty. Class sizes are small at Laurier Brantford, giving you a great opportunity to work closely with professors and create meaningful connections.

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Souvankham Thammavongsa, an instructor in the English program at Laurier’s Brantford campus, won the 2020 Scotiabank Giller Prize for her short story collection, How to Pronounce Knife.

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Bruce Gillespie, an associate professor and coordinator of Laurier’s Digital Media and Journalism program, received a Minister’s Award of Excellence for his work keeping Laurier’s Brantford campus connected through a regular podcast, One Market.

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Richelle Monaghan was recognized with a Sam Drogo Technology in the Classroom Award for her innovative use of technology to engage undergraduate students studying Human Anatomy and Physiology.

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“My favourite thing about Brantford is its peaceful environment complete with lovely animals and friendly neighbours.”
Le Xu, third year international student

Directions

Brantford is approximately a one-hour drive along the QEW and Hwy. 403 from Toronto and the Niagara region. The city has a population of over 97,000 and feels like a small-town community with big-city amenities.

From Toronto/Hamilton
  • From Toronto, take QEW to 403 westbound (signs for Hamilton/Brantford).
  • Stay westbound on 403 for approximately 44 km.
  • From 403, take the Wayne Gretzky Parkway exit.
  • Turn left onto Wayne Gretzky Parkway.
  • From Wayne Gretzky Parkway, turn right onto Colborne St. (Brant County Highway 2/53).
  • Colborne St. becomes a one-way street, veer onto Dalhousie St. (also a one-way street).
  • From Dalhousie St., turn right onto George St. The Carnegie Building (73 George St.) will be on your right.
From London
  • Merge onto 401 eastbound via the ramp to Toronto.
  • Take the 403 eastbound exit (signs for Hamilton/Niagara Falls/Brantford).
  • Stay eastbound on 403 for approximately 34 km.
  • From 403, take the Paris Rd. exit (County Rd. 2).
  • Merge onto Paris Rd. Stay on Paris Rd. for approximately 4 km.
  • Follow Paris Rd. until it merges onto Brant Ave.
  • Turn left onto West St. (from Brant Ave.).
  • Turn right onto Wellington St. (from West St.).
  • Turn right onto George St. The Carnegie Building (73 George St.) will be on the left.
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