Grant has had a fond interest in the history of printing. He took a trip to Eurasia to carry this out. He studied the technique of stone rubbing in China which was the forerunner of modern printing before the invention of printing type. He examined the early print shop at the Museum at Antwerp, Belgium. He studied printing technologies at Inmont Inks, where he also worked as an printing ink technician.


Grant worked on the Canadian Historical Recognition Program: Italian Canadians During World War II Project for the Columbus Centre in Toronto where he participated in the research at Library & Archives Canada in Ottawa. He wrote the only book to cover the pre-1850 history of Oshawa and the former Ontario County in Scugog Carrying Place. Grant served a term on the Heritage Oshawa Board a consultive group to the municipality of Oshawa.