Brantford Chain Grocery/Supermarket Locations, 1925-2020

This is a list of all chain grocery locations my research has uncovered in Brantford between 1925 and 2020, compiled from city directories, telephone books, and other sources. There may be some omissions due to incomplete or missing data, etc. and I welcome suggestions and corrections. Please read about my methodology for more information about what I do and do not include.

View and download a copy of this location spreadsheet via Google Sheets.


  • This history of Brantford is amazing and helpful (and includes many vintage supermarket and other retail photos).
  • As is the case for most of Ontario, the Might directories do not include classified listings for the years 1970-1990, so there may be a few missing stores (primarily Calbeck’s, IGA, and No Frills, I imagine). The blog listed above helped me fill in most of the gaps, though (I think).

Store tags:

  • A&P
  • Calbeck’s
  • Carroll’s/Grand Union
  • Dominion
  • Gordon’s
  • Loblaws/No Frills/Zehrs
  • Steinberg/Miracle Food Mart
Updated on 26 November 2022