The city of Cambridge was formed in 1973 formed by the amalgamation of the city of Galt, the Towns of Hespeler and Preston and parts of the Townships of Waterloo and North Dumfries. Cambridge is a picturesque community with a historic charm. Its industrial past is rooted in the textile industry with the Hespler Mill who ensured that, throughout the Depression, at least one member of every family was employed at the mill.

Today, Cambridge’s industry is a result of its key location in the heart of the “Technology Triangle” with convenient access to major highways and several universities nearby. With a strong skilled labour force, Cambridge boasts a highly diversified economy.


Cambridge has a trail system and access to the Grand River. Through waterfront parks, there are opportunities for canoeing, horseback riding, cycling and hiking. Cambridge has many ice surfaces and sports fields as well as several golf courses also within driving distance.


Cambridge Memorial Hospital has over 1,100 employees and more than 250 physicians to provide quality healthcare. The Cambridge Memorial Hospital is currently undergoing an extensive capital redevelopment project, with construction that began at the start of 2014. A large new wing will be built and the existing hospital space will be completely renovated.

Cambridge and North Dumfries is home to the Grandview Family Health Team, Two Rivers Family Health Team, Hespeler Medical Clinic, Cambridge Healthlink, Langs Community Health Centre and Waterloo Region Nurse Practitioner- Led Clinic. There are also 9 FHO’s and 1 FHG.

Hamilton: 81km
London: 152km
Sudbury: 417km
Kingston: 370km
Ottawa: 560km
Toronto: 125km

Level of Service: Secondary Care
Number of Beds: 139
Catchment: 145,000
Referral Sites: Guelph, Hamilton, Kitchener
Learner Parking: $2/day (offsite); $12/day (on-site)

Population: 132,900
Median Age: 36.4

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