Here’s a composite image of an old canal photo that use to run through downtown Brantford. From this angle we’re looking towards Colborne Street and with the south side buildings having been recently torn down you can see the buildings on the northside clearly. They are still in need of a lot of repair, but the downtown is slowly being rejuvenated. The interesting thing about this photo is that a lot of people, including myself, never knew that there was a canal in Brantford. When I first saw this photo I didn’t know where it had been taken. So I found a reproduction of an old hand drawn map of Brantford from over a hundred years ago and it showed me that the canal sort of followed the route that Icomm Drive now occupies. Interesting stuff! I was even approached by someone who said they were related to the people that owned the Scrivener’s Boat House, show in this photograph. Amazing! I love discovering these kinds of things!