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Located in the heart of Southern Ontario,
Canada - 88 kilometers (55 miles) west of Toronto, Ontario; and 291
kilometers (181 miles) east-northeast of Detroit, MI, USA; Cambridge
is part of the Golden Triangle, a series of cities including Kitchener,
Waterloo and Cambridge. This area, including The City of Guelph (aka
the "Royal City") is also known as the Technology Triangle because of
the concentration of high-tech industries.
The Corporation of the
City of Cambridge, in its present form, includes Galt
(originally Shade's Mills) covering the largest portion of the Cambridge.
It takes up the southern half of the city and includes Galt East, Galt
West and Galt North. At the southern-most tip of the City of Cambridge
lies the little community of Littles Corners.
On the western side of
Cambridge lies Preston (previously two communities
known as Cambridge Mills and the Village of Preston - respectively).
Just West of Preston is the small Cambridge village of Blair (originally called "Shinglebridge").
Separated from its
partner communities by a large block of industrial park lays
Cambridge's community known as Hespeler.
Hespeler, straddling the Macdonald-Cartier Freeway (Highway #401) is
the most north-easterly section of Cambridge.
North of Highway 401
(adjacent to Hespeler) is Fisher Mills. Adjacent to Fisher Mills are
the most westerly - regions of Cambridge, Freeport being the northern
edge and Hegey which is located between Freeport and Highway 401.
Map courtesy of MapQuest
of Cambridge in Ontario, Canada, sitting on the banks of the
Speed and the Grand Rivers, became the community as we know it
today through the amalgamation of several smaller communities in 1973.
In the map above, The City of Cambridge is identified by an
X. For an enlarged view of the map
please click here or on the map above.
Like any other major
center transportation (waterways, railway,
electric rail), financial institutions,
agriculture and industry played a major role in the development of
Cambridge as we know it today.
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at last census, showed a population of about 102,000. The recent amalgamation of
regions has left The City of Cambridge with more than its share of
downtown cores - three, to be exact. Although Cambridge is a realtively
young city, the rich hertitage of the communities which make up our
beautiful city are reflected in its symbols.
At the time of amalgamation, in 1973,
Cambridge became a member of the Regional
Municipality of Waterloo.
Jim Quantrell, B.A., M.A., Archivist - The
Corporation of the City of Cambridge for providing most of the
history found in these pages.
Bob McMullen, The Trail Guy, for the superb and up-to-date
information about the Cambridge Trails.
To reach The
Cambridge Chamber of Commerce, Visitor and
Convention Bureau you can write them at:
531 King St. E.
Cambridge, ON N3H 3N4
In the area, you can call them
at: (519) 653-1424, fax them at: (519) 653-1734 or from
anywhere in North America, phone them toll-free at: 1-800-749-7560.
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