During the year 1973, the city of Cambridge was established as a merging of the cities and towns of Hespeler, Galt and Preston, and other areas of North Dumfries and Waterloo. Cambridge City was originally owned by the Six Nations Indians, that was later obtained by William Dickson. These days, the city is a cosmopolitan area which has a population of about 200,000. It is minutes away from metropolitan cities and near three international airports and three border crossings in the US.
The arts and culture scene within Cambridge is burgeoning with Christmas in Cambridge 2008, Libraries/Galleries, Hollywood Cambridge, Mayor's Celebration of the Arts, School of Architecture, The Cambridge Fire Museum and Education Centre, and Waterloo Regional Tourism Marketing Corporation. Cambridge Galleries feature about twenty three exhibitions each year, which reflect various provincial, regional, international and national developments in the historical and contemporary visual arts. Hollywood Cambridge provides the unique buildings, and various natural landscapes used for film businesses.
Among the more well-known festivals and events which are celebrated within Cambridge are: the 30th Annual Hespeler Santa Claus parade, Cambridge Santa Claus Parade, Olympic Torch Relay, Christmas in Cambridge Festival of Events, Cambridge Community Services (Polar Bear Swim, Ice Skating), the Grand River Conservation Authority Interpretive Snowshoe and Cambridge trails Advisory Committee (2-K Icicle Hikes).
Cambridge City has roughly four hundred hectares of parkland within its municipality. Among these parks have playing fields and picnic parks that could be reserved. Mill Race Park, that is another park inside Cambridge, can likewise be reserved for wedding ceremonies and photo-taking. Various parks comprise: (Galt) Absaloms Walk, Angewood Park, Barradells Loft, Byton Lane, Centennial Park, Churchill Park, Decaro Park, Dalton Court, Delta Park, Dickson Park, Domm Park, Duncan Ferguson Homestead, Founder Point and Fairlake Parkette. For Hespeler, there are: Hespeler Mill Pond, Hespeler Optimist Park, Hespeler View Parkette, Hillcrest Park, Jacobs Landing, Riverside Park (Hespeler), Scheidel Woodlot, Sault Parkette, Victoria Park, Silverheights Park, W.S. McVittie Park, and Weaver Park. Preston has Arlington Park, Brent Park, Civic park, Central Park, Cyrus St. Park, Dyck Park, Grand valley Drive (median), Gore Park, John Erb Park, Hillview Park, Lawrence St. Park, Linear Park, Otto Klotz Park and Moyers Blair Landing.
The largest employer and company within the city of Cambridge is the Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada. This organization has around 5,000 personnel according to 2005 numbers. Some of the various main companies in the city of Cambridge comprise: Rockwell Automation, Com Dev, Northstar Aerospace, Babcock and Wilcox, Sutherland-Schultz Inc., Frito-Lay Canada, ATS Automation Tooling Systems, Gerdau Ameristeel and Loblaw Companies Limited.