Tom Thumb Park 

Tom Thumb ParkThe corner of West Street and Brant Ave was once the site of a religious sect which had built a large wooden building known as the Tabernacle for their revival meetings.  In 1918, when Influenza reached Brantford, all religious services were cancelled and it became a hospital.

Located within the Brant Heritage District at the corner of Brant Ave. and West Street, this small horticultural green space was donated to the City for use as parkland by the Buck family, after the death of Philip Buck in 1925.

On July 3, 1930, the Board of Parks Management approved a request from the Tom Thumb of Canada of Toronto organization to use the property as a miniature golf course for 2 years.

Tom Thumb Park is also the site of the I.O.D.E. (Imperial Order Daughters of the Empire) cenotaph.  Designed by local architect, F.C. Bodley pays tribute to those who served in WW1. Originally located in Armouries Gore Park, it was moved in 1992 to facilitate redevelopment of that area.

Most recently, in 2011, the Polish Veterans War Memorial was added to Tom Thumb Park.  The memorial commemorates the contribution of Polish combatants and Canadian soldiers during the second World War.

Parks and Recreation is in interested in pictures of the miniature golf course. If you have any to share, please contact Sasha Hill at 519.756.1500

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