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Cambridge, Ontario

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Map of Waterloo Regional Municipality, Ontario with Cambridge in red

Cambridge (2001 population 110,372)[1] (http://www12.statcan.ca/english/census01/products/standard/popdwell/Table-CSD-P.cfm?T=1&PR=35&SR=51&S=1&O=A) is located on the Grand River in Waterloo Regional Municipality, Ontario, Canada.

The city was formed in 1973 when the city of Galt merged with the towns of Preston and Hespeler. The name comes from Cambridge Mills, an early name for the settlement that would become Preston.

The first mayor of Cambridge was Claudette Millar, who at the time was one of the few female mayors, and the youngest mayor (at 35), in Canada.

On May 17, 1974 flooding on the Grand River was so intense it filled city streets with water to about a four foot depth. Countless businesses and homes were severely damaged.

In 1986 Toyota opened a plant in Cambridge that employs 3500 people and it is by far the city's largest employer, although several other industrial companies also call Cambridge home. Some of these include Automation Tooling Sytems, Hostess, and Norstar Aerospace.

A satellite campus of Conestoga College is located within the city, and the University of Waterloo School of Architecture has moved to downtown Cambridge.

Demographics

The racial make up of the city is:


The religious make up is:

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