Cambridge, Canada

Cambridge is a city in Southern Ontario, Canada. Named after the city of Cambridge in England, it spans over 112.86 sq km (43.58 sq mi) and has a population of 127,000 people (2012 estimate). The city is at the confluence of the Grand and Speed Rivers, and is within the Waterloo Regional Municipality. It was created by merging the City of Galt, which forms the largest portion of Cambridge, with the towns of Preston and Hespeler, and the village of Blair.

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Created out of different existing settlements, Cambridge is expectedly young, having been founded as a composite city only in 1973. It was considered a shotgun marriage, as the union was met with opposition from the local population. That’s because the people of Galt, Preston, Hespeler and Blair tend to identify themselves separately, and they still do today.

Visiting Cambridge


Toronto, take Highway 401 heading west to reach Cambridge.

Sights & Attractions to visit in Cambridge

  1. Cambridge Arts Theatre
  2. Historic City Hall

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