City of Brantford winter storm services update for March 3 and 4

Snowfall warning

Brantford, ON – For the public’s information and in response to the winter storm currently moving towards the area, the following schedule changes will be in place on Friday, March 3, 2023 into Saturday, March 4, 2023.

Service delays, disruptions and/or cancellations

Brantford Transit and Brantford Lift

  • Brantford Transit and Brantford Lift is operating as scheduled. Please visit for updates as they occur.

Community Centres

  • Branlyn, Doug Snooks Eagle Place and Woodman Park Community Centres will be closed after 3 p.m. for all programs and rentals
  • T.B. Costain/SC Johnson Community Centre is closed for programs

Other City facilities

  • Beckett Recreation Centre-closed at 4 p.m.
  • Bell Homestead National Historic Site is closed after 4 p.m. and will not reopen until 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 4.

Wayne Gretzky Sports Centre and Arenas

While the Wayne Gretzky Sports Centre facility is open, the following programs and activities are impacted as follows:

Swim lessons:

  • Swim Lessons are cancelled after 4 p.m. on Friday, March 3
  • 9 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. swim lessons are cancelled on Saturday, March 4

A credit for the cancelled swim lesson will be applied to registrants RecConnect accounts.


  • The National Lifeguard course from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. is cancelled. Each registrant will be contacted directly regarding a make-up date.
  • The National Lifeguard and Standard First Aid courses scheduled on Saturday, March 4 to begin at 9 a.m., will begin at 10 a.m. instead.


  • The weight room will be closed from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday, March 3 and will reopen at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 4.
  • Total Body Interval fitness class at 5:30 pm is cancelled on March 3
  • Drop-in volleyball from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. is cancelled on March 3
  • Length Swim from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. is cancelled on March 3
  • Spin and Strength at 8 a.m. is cancelled on March 4
  • Full Body Fit at 9:30 a.m. is cancelled on March 4

Brantford and Area Sports Hall of Recognition and Tourism Information Desk will remain open as scheduled.


  • Brantford District Civic Centre-open for rentals
  • Lions Park Steve Brown Sports Complex-open for rentals
  • Wayne Gretzky Sports Centre arenas-open for rentals

EarlyON programming

Please check the calendar of events for the most up to date information at

Emergency Shelter

If an individual is seeking a space to stay warm and access resources, the Housing Resource Center offers resources/services as well as access to shelters where a warm space is available. The Housing Resource Centre at can be contacted at 226-227-7692, or email Monday to Friday between 8:30 and 4:30. For after-hours emergency shelter services, please contact the Salvation Army at 519-753-4193.


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