In 2015, the City of Brantford launched a two-year cleanup of a major brownfield site—the culmination of years of preparation.
The Greenwich Mohawk brownfield is made up of three adjacent properties spanning just over 20 hectares in an urban area with many residents living nearby. From the late 19th century on, the properties were home to several industrial farm equipment manufacturers, all of which were closed by the late 1980s. Over time, the properties deteriorated significantly.
Beginning in 2002, the City of Brantford commissioned several remediation studies to assess the environmental conditions of the site. The studies confirmed extensive contamination to the site, including gas, diesel, oil, heavy metals and other chemicals, as well as structural debris and underground storage tanks.