Advantageous location
  • Ideal location for "Just in Time" manufacturing due to climate and road transportation
  • Within southern Ontario, the most industrialized area of Canada
  • Right on Highway 401 for ready access to markets and major metropolitan areas
  • Within 50 to 130 kms. (30 to 80 miles) of Toronto including the border crossings of Niagara Falls/Buffalo
  • Within 50 minutes of Toronto's international airport for global travel needs
  • Nestled along the Grand River, a Canadian Heritage River
Dedicated, skilled labour force
  • Within commuting distance of Kitchener, Waterloo, Guelph, Brantford, Mississauga, Milton, Hamilton and several communities in between
  • Cambridge has a labour force of 71,880 (2016) and the surrounding Region has a workforce of 281,600 (2016) including an excellent pool of skilled workers. Over 1/4 of the labour force is employed in manufacturing.
Growing population
  • 2016 year end population is at 129,920, and is expected to grow to 176,000 by 2031
  • An estimated 48,240 households in 2016.
  • Cambridge is part of the Region of Waterloo, with a 2016 year end population estimate of 583,500 which is forecasted to reach 729,000 in the year 2031
Diverse industrial base
  • 10,925 business tenancies of which 551 are manufacturing businesses, and these range in diversity from traditional textile 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
  • City involvement in industrial land development and community marketing
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 2016 is valued at $67.8 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. 2008 marked the 20th anniversary of production for TMMC, which has increased its production from the initial 50,000 units in 1988/89, to over 300,000 units (Lexus RX350, Corolla and Matrix Models). On November 5, 2012 TMMC manufactured its 5,000,000th vehicle.
  • The City of Cambridge offers reasonable taxes.
Enviable lifestyle
  • Affordable housing. The average price for a home in Cambridge as of October 2017 was $400,000 vs. Ontario average of $506,000.
  • Excellent schools, a number of recreational facilities and neighborhood associations, and 4 public library branches.
  • More than 100 parks covering more than 365 hectares and 14 golf courses within driving distance.
  • Numerous organized sporting and leisure activities and a wide variety of cultural events.
  • 7 ice surfaces, 2 private arenas, 5 indoor and 4 outdoor pools, 1 indoor and 15 outdoor soccer fields.
  • Over 70 km of trails, with over half along the banks of the Grand and Speed Rivers.

Cambridge is one of the fastest growing and strongest economic areas in Canada. Over the past ten years, on average, $244 million has been invested annually in building construction, with about one third towards the new residential sector. Over the past five years, the establishment of business has increased 3.4% annually. Cambridge's thriving business climate is why many businesses are choosing to locate and expand here. This booklet provides details on the community and many reasons why the City of Cambridge is your location for success.