About Cambridge

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Cambridge
Population (2011
Permanent: 46, 460
Perm & Temp: 126, 748
Area (2011)
113 km sq
Population Density: 1, 121.7 persons/km sq
Current Mayor
Doug Craig

The historic city of Cambridge is one of the fastest growing areas nation wide; boasting a 5.3% increase in it’s population over the last five years. Conveniently located along the 401 Highway; Cambridge is part of the popular Kitchener-Waterloo Region.

Cambridge is made up of an array of unique neighbourhoods and urban cores, with the most prominent being the Galt City Centre, Preston Towne Centre and Hespeler Village. Each area is rich in historical significance with the stories of yesteryear being told through the careful preservation and restoration of the areas most coveted structures.

The city is a great place to both live and work; from the buzz of the downtown urban core, the shopping district in Hespeler Village, to the tree lined streets protected and maintained by the Urban Forest Plan, Cambridge is a city rich with culture. Proving its ability to endure; the city is home to TMMC (Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada), a symbol of it’s continued strength in the manufacturing sector.
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Located at 46 Grand Avenue South; the stages of the Dunfield Theatre are blessed with the talent of the Drayton Theatre Group year round, offering a variety of shows sure to please any theatre-goer.

McdougallcottageLocated in the city’s historic Factory District; McDougall cottage was built in 1858 and originally home to limestone and granite labourer’s then to two Scottish families; the Bairds and the McDougalls. The cottage now serves as an interpretation centre which hosts mini- exhibits based on monthly themes; framed by the breathtaking hand painted friezes and trompe l’oeil ceilings.

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Constructed by W.H. Yates Construction Company Ltd. in 1939, the Main Street Bridge is a bowstring arch bridge, symbolizing the city’s commitment to architectural achievement. In 2010 as a tribute to the area’s textile industry heritage, over 1000 people from the city and throughout North America donated their knitting to cover the bridge.

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Business and Industrial Directory
Community and Economic Profiles
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More About Cambridge Ontario

Cambridge Farmer’s Market
Cambridge Centre for the Arts
Cambridge Sculpture Garden
Dunfield Theatre Cambridge
The Gallery and Library
School of Architecture
Business and Industrial Directory
Community and Economic Profiles
Manufacturing Innovation Network

Education

Waterloo District Public School
Waterloo Catholic District School
UW School of Architecture Conestoga College
Heritage College and Seminary
Cambridge College of Massage

Local Attractions

Cambridge Farmers Market
Cambridge Centre for the Arts
Riverside Park Archway

Recreation

City Recreation Departments
Kinsmen Soper Pool
Galt Arena Gardens
YMCA Cambridge
Whistle Bear Golf Club

Events & Festivals

Mill Race Festival
Cambridge Arts Festival
Rock the Mill