Global Alliance Worldwide Chauffeured Services operates in the Greater Toronto Area of Southern Ontario, Canada. Although Global Alliance provides services around the world through our network of affiliates, the core of our services are performed in Toronto and its surrounding region. In this continuing feature, we will detail notable locations and communities in the Greater Toronto Area (or GTA) where we often provide limousine service. Today we visit the third of the Tri-Cities, historic Cambridge.
The Tri-Cities metropolitan area comprises the cities of Kitchener, Waterloo, and Cambridge, located about 100 kilometres southwest of Toronto with a combined population of nearly half a million residents. It is the fourth largest metro region in Ontario and the tenth largest in Canada.
Cambridge is the second-largest of the Tri-Cities with a population of approximately 126,000. It is located southeast of Kitchener and Waterloo, south of Highway 401, at the confluence of the Grand and Speed rivers. Cambridge was formed in 1973 with the amalgamation of the communities of Galt, Preston, Hespeler, and Blair. All of these settlements have history going back to the late 1700s, and Galt was the primary community in the region until Kitchener overtook it in the early 1900s.
Central Cambridge includes several historic public buildings dating from mid-1800s in Galt, including Old City Hall, the Old Post Office, and the Old Galt Public Library. Just outside of Cambridge is the grand Langdon Hall, a historic country manor dating to the 1890s that is now a luxurious Country House Hotel & Spa that is consistently rated as one of Canada’s top 20 hotels, with a restaurant recently ranked among the best in the country as well.
The Tri-Cities region is sometimes known as Canada’s Silicon Valley, due to the concentration of tech companies in the area, most prominently BlackBerry (formerly Research in Motion or RIM, designers and makers of the popular smartphones), OpenText, and Kik. Industrial and manufacturing industries were also historically strong components of the area’s economy and remain so currently; Cambridge is home to a Toyota manufacturing plant, as well as many other industrial facilities. The University of Waterloo and Wilfrid Laurier University are the two major post-secondary educational institutions in the Tri-Cities, as well as being among the region’s major employers.
The Region of Waterloo International Airport is the largest general aviation facility in the region, although the Tri-Cities are also not much more than an hour away from Hamilton and Toronto’s international airports.
Please feel free to contact Global Alliance Worldwide Chauffeured Services for all of your transportation needs in Cambridge, Ontario.