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Brant County

Brant County is named for Joseph Brant, who left New York State with the Six Nations and settled in the region and “ford” is a river crossing.


Created:  1851

County Seat: 

Brantford  1851 – present


Old Courthouse – Brantford


Location:  70 Wellington Street / Market Street

Built:  1852 – 1853

Style:  Greek Revival

Architect:  John Turner of Brantford

Contractor:  William Sinon


Description:  The building faces south and is a two story brick and stone structure. The building is located on spacious landscaped grounds and on the south side is Victoria Square. The building contained court rooms, county offices, the law library and jail. The centre block façade has two clusters of simple Doric columns rising from the second floor and supporting a triangular pediment. Identical pediments are repeated over each of the wings. An addition was built in 1861. The building was enlarged and its roof line altered in 1886 to 1887. The building houses the Superior Court of Justice. On the east side is the Old Registry Office.


Provincial Courthouse – Brantford



Location:  44 Queen Street / Darling Street

Built:  1994 – 1995

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Unknown

Contractor:  Lanca Contracting Limited.


Description:  The building faces east and is a two story pink coloured stone and concrete structure. The windows are vertical and the roof line is flat. The building is rented for the Ontario Court of Justice. On the south side is the Drug Court.


Provincial Courthouse – Brantford



Location:  102 Wellington Street / George Street

Built:  1965 – 1967

Style:  Modern

Architect:  M M Kopsa

Contractor:  V K Mason Constriction Ltd..


Description:  The building faces north and is a two story grey coloured concrete structure. The building forms the south part of the City Hall Complex. The entrance on the north side is recessed. The windows are recessed and horizontal. On the west side is a high concrete tower. The roof line is flat. The building houses the Ontario Court of Justice Provincial Offences.



N – Oxford County and Waterloo Region

E – Hamilton-Wentworth Region

S – Haldimand County and Norfolk County

W – Oxford County 




Old Courthouse



















Old Registry Office



Provincial Court















Provincial Courthouse











Photos taken 2014 and 2018