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Community Highlights

 

Population

  • 2015 population is 134,900 and is expected to grow to 176,000 by 2029

  • An estimated 48,820 households in 2015, which is forecasted to reach 51,000 by 2016

  • Cambridge is part of the Region of Waterloo, with an estimated 2015 population of 575,000 which is forecasted to reach 729,000 in the year 2029

Location

  • Ideal location for “Just in Time” manufacturing due to climate and road transportation network
  • Nestled along the Grand River, a Canadian Heritage River
  • Within Southern Ontario, the most industrialized area of Canada
  • Strategically located in Canada's Technology Triangle known for its significant number of technology, science, and advanced manufacturing companies
  • Right on Highway 401 for ready access to markets and major metropolitan areas
  • Within 50 to 130 km. (30 to 80 miles) of Toronto including the border crossings of Niagara Falls/Buffalo
  • Within 50 minutes of Toronto's Pearson International Airport for global travel needs

Labour

  • Within commuting distance of Kitchener, Waterloo, Guelph, Brantford, Mississauga, Milton, Hamilton and several communities in between

  • Cambridge has a labour force of 70,050 and the surrounding Region has a workforce of 283,680 including an excellent pool of skilled workers

  • Over 1/4 of the labour force is employed in manufacturing

Diverse Industrial Base

  • 10,925 businesses, of which 551 are manufacturing businesses which range in diversity from advanced manufacturing to leading edge science and technology firms

  • Strong manufacturing support system through various specialized machine shops, technology-based services and University-sponsored research opportunities

 

Strong Economic Growth

  • The economy of Cambridge has experienced strong growth over the past decade in both output and employment

  • New Non-residential construction in 2015 was valued at $33.5 million.

  • Residential construction in 2015 was valued at $83.4 million representing 429 housing starts

  • The total building permit value for 2015 was $185.7 million

  • Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada is the largest employer in Cambridge with a 3.01 million square foot facility on 400 acres, employing 4,500 people

  • The City of Cambridge offers reasonable taxes

  • City involvement in industrial land development and community marketing

Lifestyle

  • Affordable housing. The average price for a home in Cambridge as of September 2015 was $329,599 vs. Ontario average of $458,483.

  • Excellent schools, 12 community centers and 4 public library branches

  • 100 Parks covering more than 365 Hectares and 14 golf courses within driving distance

  • Numerous organized sporting and leisure activities with a wide variety of cultural events

  • 7 ice surfaces, 2 private arenas, 5 indoor and 4 outdoor pools, 15 indoor soccer fields

  • Over 70 km of trails, with over half along the banks of the Grand and Speed Rivers

Relocating To Cambridge?

 

Designed for new Cambridge residents, the Relocation Guide is a service-oriented introduction to the communities, services and opportunities that are available to them as they begin a new life at home and work in Cambridge.   View the Guide.

 
 
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