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Cambridge City Council
Cambridge City Council meets in the Council Chambers on the third floor of City Hall at 46 Dickson Street. Normally these meetings begin at 7:00pm and are held on Mondays in a three-week cycle. See the News & Events Section for the schedule of meeting dates.
Cambridge City Council
Council will consider directly all tenders, quotes, contracts, proclamations, endorsements and appointments. Council may also consider any matter directly which requires immediate attention due to time constraints.
All nine (9) members set policies to govern within Cambridge. Areas under their supervision include parks and recreation, local road planning, fire protection, economic development, planning and other essential City services.
The wards of a City are more than just its political map or blocks of votes. They provide an outline of the city's extended neighbourhoods and in some cases of its geopolitical interest groups. They can also be a reflection of the heritage of a city and particularly of its historical evolution from wilderness to urban sophistication. A particular ward might be separated from its neighbours by a geographical feature (like a river or freeway) or perhaps by the boundaries that once defined the city's once independent founding communities. It is important to note that ward boundaries are also affected by the distribution of the city's population. Occasionally it is necessary to adjust the boundaries as population shifts within the community. These adjustments are made to ensure that the city's citizens receive equal representation around the Council table.
The Regional Councillors represent the constituency of the whole City at the Regional level of government. The Regional Councillors attend sittings of the Regional Council government, which meets the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month at 7:00pm in the Council Chambers at the Regional Headquarters Building, 150 Frederick Street, Kitchener, Ontario.
The Mayor and two Regional Councillors represent Cambridge on the 16-member Regional Council. The Council deals with regional concerns including health and social services, water supply, sewage treatment, waste disposal, police, regional planning and primary roads. For more information on the Regional Municipality of Waterloo, please visit: www.region.waterloo.on.ca
Begin looking for employment in Cambridge with the employment section in the Cambridge Times, The Record newspaper or ChamberJobs.ca.
Letter carrier and parcel post delivery service is provided for residents within “Letter Carrier Limits” of the City of Cambridge. The main Post Office is located at 33 Water Street North, 519-621-1040. Other postal outlets can be found throughout the city and are usually located in convenience stores or drug stores. Information on other postal outlets and services in the city can be found at
Public Utilities & Municipal Services
Cambridge and North Dumfries Hydro Energy+ operates as an electricity distribution company in Canada. It delivers electricity and maintains hydro lines to homes and businesses. The shareholders are the City of Cambridge and the Township of North Dumfries. The Ontario Energy Board regulates activities and defines performance standards.
Cambridge and North Dumfries Hydro Energy+
1500 Bishop Street, Box 1060
Cambridge Ontario N1R 5X6
The City of Cambridge and Township of North Dumfries bill for their own water and sewer services. The Regional Municipality of Waterloo is responsible for bulk delivery of drinking water to the seven local municipalities. The municipal water supply comes from two sources: groundwater and surface water. The delivery of potable water in Ontario is regulated by the Ministry of the Environment (MOE). The most recent (2007) quarterly water report shows that the water supplied by the Region and the area municipalities is safe and has met all of the health-related Ontario Drinking Water Standards. Water usage for gardens, lawns etc. is subject to restrictions.
Natural Gas is distributed in the Cambridge area by Union Gas Ltd.
Union Gas Ltd.
603 Kumpf Drive
Waterloo, Ontario N2V 1K8
Garbage and Recycling Collection
Garbage pick-up and recycling is managed by the Region of Waterloo, for information on collection services and schedules, call 519-883-5100 or visit www.region.waterloo.on.ca/waste
The Region of Waterloo Green Bin Program allows residents to divert organic household waste. A green bin can be obtained at the Cambridge Waste Management site located at 201 Savage Drive. New residents can receive a free blue box at:
City of Cambridge, Public Works Yard
1310 Bishop Street
Cambridge, Ontario N1R 6V5
Additional blue boxes can be purchased at local retailers.
The Cambridge Association of REALTORS® Inc. has hard-working and dedicated members ready to assist you with your real estate needs. Click here for active listings.
The best way to access the rental market in Cambridge is to regularly check the real estate rental section local newspapers.
Roads & Highways
Located in the centre of the industrial heartland of Canada, Cambridge is served by several major highways; 401, 8, 24, 24A and 97.
The Region of Waterloo International Airport (YKF) is a full-service, customer friendly facility which supports commercial, corporate and general aviation.
- American Airlines provides daily non-stop jet service to Chicago O'Hare International Airport with connections to over 250 cities in over 40 countries worldwide.
- WestJet provides daily non-stop service to Calgary with connections to other great cities.
- Sunwing will return with weekly service between Waterloo Region and Cancun, Mexico effective December 2014.
Passenger amenities include FREE wireless high-speed internet, ATM, a licensed sit down café (valid boarding pass required), charging stations, complimentary luggage carts and well-lit outdoor parking adjacent to the terminal.
The Region of Waterloo International Airport is an accessible facility. However, it is important to notify your air carrier or travel agent when requesting special assistance with your flight reservation. Please contact your air carrier for information on wheelchairs, passenger escort services, transportation within the airport and support with checking-in, boarding and arriving
Grand River Transit, operated by the Regional Municipality of Waterloo, provides public transit services in and between the cities of Cambridge, Kitchener and Waterloo. 85% of GRT buses are wheelchair accessible; with Mobility PLUS providing services for those with mobility challenges. For information on services, routes and fares visit www.grt.ca. Maps are available at the Visitor Centre.
Out of Town Bus Services
Cambridge Terminal (DC Synergy Ltd)
1139 Industrial Road, Unit 3
Cambridge, Ontario N3H 4W3
Ainslie Street Transit Terminal
35 Ainslie Street South
Cambridge, Ontario N1R 3K2
Provides bus services to and from Cambridge.
GO transit service is available from Cambridge Smart Centres on Pinebush Road, for more information on GO transit services visit www.gotransit.ca
Hamilton Harbour is 40 kilometers from Cambridge. The harbour facility is located on the west end of Lake Ontario, some 1,777
kilometers from the open sea and is located to serve the Industrial Heart of Ontario. Facilities include freight and bulk terminals www.hamiltonport.ca
Freight Service for Cambridge is provided by both Canadian National and Canadian Pacific. Passenger service is offered by Via Rail from Kitchener. www.viarail.ca
Cambridge’s location is serviced by a well established network of regional and provincial highways. Cambridge’s main transportation attribute is its location on the MacDonald Cartier Freeway or Highway 401. This extensive road system throughout the Province of Ontario puts Cambridge in an ideal position to service Canada’s industrial heartland and the North-Eastern United States.