Our Community

Cambridge is a wonderful place to live. Nestled along the banks of the Grand River, (a Canadian Heritage River), the city offers both small town charm and major centre amenities. As one of the cities within the Region of Waterloo, Cambridge is part of a metropolitan area with a population of 400,000, although the City of Cambridge itself has a population of 124,000. Cambridge is located 100 kilometres west of Toronto, with easy access along Highway 401. The Region is one of Canada’s fastest growing and most robust economic areas.

Residents of Cambridge enjoy excellent recreational and cultural services, affordable housing and a diverse economic base fueled by the high-tech and manufacturing sectors.

Fifty parks cover more than 1,000 acres of land, there are 14 golf courses within driving distance, five indoor and four outdoor pools, seven arenas, 12 community centres and four public library branches.

The Region’s excellent education system includes one of the province’s top-performing community colleges, (Conestoga College) and two universities, Wilfrid Laurier University and the University of Waterloo.

To learn more about Cambridge, visit the City website www.city.cambridge.on.ca or the Cambridge tourism website www.cambridgetourism.com.