City urges public to adhere to COVID-19 rules and gathering restrictions

Brantford City Hall

BRANTFORD, ON: As part of the City of Brantford’s ongoing response to the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, and consistent with current provincial directives limiting the size of gatherings both indoors and outdoors, we urge citizens to adhere to the rules that need to remain in place at this time to slow the rate of community spread of the virus and to help keep each other safe. 

Mohawk Park Renovation 

We are just as excited as many of you about the new Mohawk Park renovation that includes new playground equipment, accessible swings and pathways, paved picnic areas, new benches and so much more. However, we are disappointed to see that some people are breaking through the fence barrier that still surrounds the construction area to get access to the new playground.

For your and the safety of others, please do not break open the gates in place. The City will issue an announcement when the newly renovated area is officially opened. 

To ensure the health and safety of all park and playground visitors, the City also reminds users of any/all City parks to respect and adhere to the following requirements and guidelines:

  • Physical distance by remaining 2 metres (6 feet) apart from others outside of your household at all times
  • If the park is crowded, please delay your visit or consider using another park/amenity until children can use the playground equipment safely while physically distancing
  • Municipalities are not required to clean or disinfect playground equipment regularly. Please be aware of risks, use proper hand hygiene, do not touch your face while on playground structures and do not share sports equipment or toys.
  • Children and adults should wash their hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds and/or sanitize hands BEFORE and AFTER using the playground. Be especially vigilant after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing
  • Wearing face coverings on outdoor playground equipment is not required under the City’s Face Coverings By-law. Should a face covering be opted for by parents/caregivers for children to wear when using playgrounds, caregivers should monitor the placement of face covering during play and re-adjust if needed.

2020 Remembrance Day Services

Remembrance Day has always been a special day when the community could gather together to pay tribute to the courage and sacrifice of those who served and continued to serve our country during times of war, military conflict, and peace.

Due to the COVID-19 gathering restrictions that need to remain in place at this time, 2020 Remembrance Day services have been adapted to ensure the safety of our residents while providing opportunities on November 11th to remember, with respect and gratitude, those who served our nation. While Remembrance Day will be acknowledged differently this year, the City encourages residents to honour our veterans safely. Please visit to find out about the City's virtual commemorations and access additional resources.

Transit Services on November 11, 2020                                     

While there will not be a formal Remembrance Day service this year due to COVID-19 gathering restrictions that need to remain in place at this time, citizens are encouraged to drive by or visit the Cenotaph (Dalhousie St. at Brant Avenue) and if travelling by bus, Brantford Transit fares will be waived between 10 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.

For more information about modified services and programming, please contact the City’s Customer Contact Centre at 519-759-4150 or at