The City of Cambridge was created by the official amalgamation of the City of Galt, the Towns of Preston and Hespeler, and parts of North Dumfries and Waterloo Townships, on January 1, 197. Few communities in Ontario can boast of its advantages for industry and commerce. Cambridge is ideally located in the heart of industrial Ontario providing easy access to major markets in Canada, the United States and abroad. Cambridge has community owned industrial parks providing serviced industrial lots at reasonable prices.
Over 400 businesses are located in Cambridge from traditional manufacturing of textiles to science and technology. The deep-sea port in Hamilton, only 40 km south helps contribute to Cambridge's ready accessibility to foreign and domestic markets.
The City of Cambridge is situated on the Grand and Speed Rivers, in the Regional Municipality of Waterloo. Cambridge is located along Highways #401and #8, approximately 97 km west of Toronto.
The population of Cambridge numbers approximately 120,371.