Brantford Chain Grocery/Supermarket Locations, 1925-2020

This is a list of all known chain grocery addresses in Brantford between 1925 and 2020, compiled from city directories, telephone books, and other sources. It is generated through a live Google Spreadsheet so it reflects the latest information I have.

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