Important information you need to know before you start your move to Brantford from Montreal. Brantford Ontario also known as the Telephone City due to former resident Alexander Graham Bell who conducted the first telephone call to another area in the province of Ontario. Not only is this city full of national history and growth it can be a great place to call home when moving from a larger city like Montreal. Currently Brantford has an approximate population of 90, 192 making it a small city compared to others in the area such as Hamilton. Like other cities found in southern Ontario or the Golden Horseshoe the majority of the population speaks English as a first language. If the city of Brantford has caught your eye and decided to make plans on moving there from Montreal, with enough planning this can become a reality and easy transition. The distance from Montreal to Brantford is approximately 643 kilometers, which can translate into 7 hours and 18 minutes of driving depending on the speed of the vehicle. The most direct route to Brantford would be to travel along the Auto route 720 West until merging onto the Auto route 20 West. Once crossing provincial borders into Ontario the highway will turn into Highway 401 West where the majority of your travelling will be done. Once crossing into Toronto city limits you will have to keep an eye out for important exits such as exit 352 to merge on to Ontario highway 427 south. Eventually you will merge on to the Queen Elizabeth Way (QEW) and once again merging onto one more highway 403 West. Once you pass the city of Hamilton you will begin to enter the city limits of Brantford. While on route from Montreal to Brantford you will pass many cities once crossing the Ontario border such as Cornwall, Kingston, Belleville, Port Hope, Oshawa, Pickering, Toronto, Mississauga, Oakville, Burlington, Hamilton and finally reaching your destination in Brantford. Keep Ontario road maps or a GPS system for your movie is always a great suggestion to ensure there are no mistakes made in transit. Brantford has a vast history for being an important city in the Canadian economy for the industries that are present in the city as well as its direct route to the American border of Detroit and Buffalo. However this should not limit you on making a decision, due to the number of post secondary educational institutions located in the city of Brantford. Mohawk College has a campus in Brantford although operates its main campus in neighboring Hamilton. Laurier Brantford also has a satellite campus with Wilfrid Laurier University also located in Hamilton in many different fields of study such as journalism. The third institution Nipissing University is also available in Brantford. If you have children moving with you that would be attending the public school system, there are many primary and 7 secondary schools available to suit the needs of all residents. If you’re going to be taking advantage of the public services offered in Brantford such as public transportation, the city offers a great service known as Brantford Transit. The majority of the regular routes in the city operate on a half-hour schedule from downtown making things simplified for all daily riders. There is one train station in Brantford but primarily operates with Via Rail connecting daily passenger trains from Windsor to downtown Toronto’s union station. If you have not yet been able to find a new home or apartment in the city before making your move, there are many services online that you can browse with your family to ensure you have found the right dwelling in a new city. There are a number of student housing complexes located in the city to help the number of students who plan on moving to Brantford for post secondary education. Always ensuring you do your research on local bylaws and provincial legislation for both landlords and tenets is always a great idea to ensure no mistakes are made when signing a lease to an apartment or mortgage on a new home. Visiting the city of Brantford before moving from Montreal is always a great idea not only for your family to be apart of the obligation but to condition your selves for the distance travelled between both cities. Brantford offers a number of different international cuisines from Italian, Chinese, to more basic restaurants for family settings such as bar and grille. Often it will come down to preference because Brantford almost offers it all. If you will be also taking advantage of the accommodations in Brantford, the city offers a number of award winning hotels and motels with affordable prices. Some of the more popular hotels would be the Comfort Inn Brantford, Best Western Plus Brant Park Inn, and Days Inn Brantford due to its close proximity to the Wayne Gretzky center. If taking your family during spring or summer, Brantford has a number of entertainment and attractions for all ages from youth to adults. Brantford is home to the Brantford OLG Casino for those above the legal age to enjoy some free time as well during Canada day Brantford hosts the regions largest Canada Day festival with main stage headliners every year such as Jeff Healey who performed in the past. The city of Brantford is a great city for a number of reasons, with enough planning and budgeting moving from Montreal can be a stress free and easy transition. If deciding on a moving company from Montreal to assist in a move from Montreal to Brantford, be sure to ask the company if they have any experience in the city of Brantford and know their current traffic laws. If you want to move your piano or pool table to Brantford from Montreal, ask if the movers have experience and all equipment for that! Selecting Montreal VASY MOVING service - you are going to make sure your possessions are safely and securely transferred, and that this is done as quickly as possible. The choice is up to you! Good luck and happy moving!


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