Tag Archives: Brantford

A patchwork of new intercity connections in Ontario

RideNorfolk buses at Norfolk County Hall, Simcoe Over the last three years, I wrote about the gaps in intercity rail and coach services in Ontario, and how some companies were working to fill them. In Northern Ontario, Ontario Northland and … Continue reading

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Brantford’s downtown was the “worst in Canada” – but has it bounced back?

It’s complicated. Continue reading

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Ontario’s failed downtown malls

Bayside Mall, formerly the Sarnia Eaton Centre, on a Saturday morning in 2013. Most stores are vacant or occupied by non-profits or independent businesses. The Toronto Eaton Centre, large, famous, and vital, is only one of many malls built in … Continue reading

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A ride through Midwestern Ontario, Part II

The¬†Cambridge to Paris Rail Trail, part of a network of rail trails that join together in¬†the City of Brantford Previously in this blog, I described the first day of a two-day ride through Midwestern Ontario, between Guelph and Kitchener via … Continue reading

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