Revitalization Through Education
The development of post-secondary education in the city's downtown core has led to urban renewal and economic transformation.
With education being the catalyst, Brantford has been able to attract strategic investment from post-secondary institutions, the business community and other regional partners. Engaged and supported by the City of Brantford, Wilfrid Laurier - the first post-secondary institution in Brantford - opened its doors with 39 students in September 1999.
Today, the City's strategic partnerships have grown to include Nipissing University and Mohawk College, with the addition of Conestoga College and McMaster University this fall. In the next 12 years, post-secondary institutions' enrollment is expected to grow from 2500 students in 2011 to over 15,000 students.