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Exploring Brantford ~ One Neighbourhood at a Time ~ The Terrace Hill Neighbourhood

The Terrace Hill Neighbourhood in Brantford is bordered by Highway 403 to the north, West Street and Clarence Street to the east, the CN Railway to the south and St. Paul and King George to the west. If this sounds a bit confusing, it is because Terrace Hill is not a square block neighbourhood.

The majority of the homes in this area were built prior to 1960, and are primarily single family detached homes. According to the recent census, the typical age range in this neighbourhood is 30-44 years old, with 14% of the homes containing families. The neighbourhood is a nice mix of residential, together with the medical facilities and shopping along King George/St. Paul Avenue and along Charing Cross Street.

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This neighbourhood is the health centre of Brantford, including the Brantford General Hospital, Public Health Department, Rexall Pharmacy and a number of medical offices directly across from the hospital.


There’s plenty of shopping, restaurants and amenities in this neighbourhood along King George/St. Paul Avenue.


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Brantford’s own Dairee Delite, has served ice cream treats since 1953. As the story goes, the ice cream stand was offered as part of a poker game where it changed hands not once, but twice. The second time it changed hands, the winner had the stand moved from the Brantford Mall parking lot to its current location in the Home Hardware plaza on St. Paul Avenue. Stop by and see why people from all over make a visit to Dairee Delite a family tradition. P.S. – They close for the winter season and re-open in the spring!


You will also find many unique shops along Charing Cross Avenue.


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Graham Bell Public School opened in 1923 and was named after Alexander Graham Bell, the inventor of the telephone. Victoria Public School was originally built in 1853, and was re-named in honour of the diamond jubilee of Queen Victoria’s coronation in July 1897. Victoria School closed in June 2002, and students there began attending Graham Bell, which became Graham Bell-Victoria Public School.  You will find this school at 56 Grand Street and has students in Kindergarten to Grade Six.


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Prince Charles School and Park can be found at 40 Morton Avenue and educates students from Kindergarten to grade 8.  You will also find Prince Charles Park behind the school and accessed at 77 Herbert Street and contains a Baseball Diamond, Basketball Court and Outdoor Rink in the winter.


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St. Pius X Catholic Elementary School 127 Wood Street and educates children from Kindergarten to Grade 8.


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Grandview Public School at 68 North Park Street was first opened in 1912 and has endured in our community for more than 100 years! They educate children from Kindergarten to grade 8, including an Autism Spectrum Disorder Class.  They also integrate grade 7 & 8 students from Graham Bell School. They also have a before and after school program operated by the Boys and Girls Club of Brantford. Community volunteers distribute healthy snacks to all students every Tuesday and Thursday.

If you are interested in a property in this area, please search here to confirm the schools in your catchment.


Connaught Park is located at 100 Grand Street.  It is a natural community greenspace that has paved paths for rest, recreation and relaxation.  Includes a play structure, Baseball Diamond and Basketball Court.


City View Park located at 184 Terrace Hill Street, is a beautiful greenspace with flower beds, benches and a playground for families to enjoy.  It also contains a Community Garden with rain barrel for easy watering.  Come be a part of the garden community!


Edward Goold Park located at 186 Pearl Street.  This location was once home to Brantford Emery Wheel Co. and the Brantford Wheel Co.  The city removed an underground storage tank, removed the existing structures, cleaned the soil and planted sod at a cost of about $175,000.00, creating one of the most beautiful parks in the City.  This park is one of the stops on the Brantford Brownfields Discovery Tour, a self guided tour that you can take around the City that showcases eight brownfield projects in various stages of remediation or redevelopment.


Wood Street Park, maybe one of the city’s hidden treasures when it comes to parks.  It is accessed through a neighbourhood street and contains a Basketball Court, Soccer Field, playground and swings for families and children to enjoy.  Don’t be deceived by the look from the street, walk into the park and enjoy all it has to offer!


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Burnley Park located at 21 Burnley Avenue is another natural community greenspace that includes a playground with swings for families to enjoy. It contains Baseball Diamonds and Outdoor Rink in winter.


 

Also located in the Neighbourhood:

  • Yong Great Wall Chinese Buffet
  • Giant Tiger
  • Tim Hortons (many)
  • A&W
  • The Muffler Man
  • Taco Bell
  • Comfort Inn
  • Symposium Cafe Restaurant and Lounge
  • Dulux Paints
  • Jo Jo’s Chicken
  • Brantford Home Hardware
  • Avenue Lighting
  • My Thai
  • Brantford Fire Station #2
  • Yates Castle
  • Kentucky Fried Chicken (Charing Cross)

A few minutes drive to:

  • Walmart on King George
  • Zehrs on King George or Fairview
  • Food Basics on King George
  • Cineplex Movie Theatre on King George
  • Al’s Shoe Store on King George
  • Shoppers Drug Mart on King George and on Fairview Avenue
  • All of the unique shops on King George
  • Lynden Park Mall
  • Service Ontario (West Street)

Other neighbourhoods located in Brantford include:

  • Braneida
  • Branlyn
  • Brier Park
  • Downtown
  • Eagle Place
  • Echo Place
  • East Ward
  • Fairview
  • Greenbrier
  • Hendersen
  • Homedale-Lansdowne
  • Hendersen
  • Lynden Park
  • Mayfair
  • North Ward
  • Shellard Lane
  • West Brant

Contact me today and let’s begin the search for your perfect home together!

Andrea Harley-Maddox at 905-296-0734 or email: info@andrea.realtor

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