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Frequently Asked Questions

When were prices and availability in Cambridge, ON last updated?

Prices and availability in Cambridge, ON were last updated on 2 Mar 2021.

What are the best apartments in Cambridge, ON?

The best apartments in Cambridge, ON are: 15 & 245 Lena Crescent, Cedarpoint Apartments, Greenbrier Place 2, 100 Eagle Street (Rivers Edge II) and Rivers Edge I (200 Eagle Street).

What is the price range for a studio apartment in Cambridge, ON?

The price range for a studio apartment in Cambridge, ON is between $2,368 and $3,274. View all studio apartments in Cambridge, ON.

What is the price range for a 1-bedroom apartment in Cambridge, ON?

The price range for a 1-bedroom apartment in Cambridge, ON is between $1,075 and $2,596. Browse all available 1-bedroom apartments in Cambridge, ON now.

What is the price range for a 2-bedroom apartment in Cambridge, ON?

The price range for a 2-bedroom apartment in Cambridge, ON is between $1,075 and $3,414. Browse and find a 2-bedroom apartment in Cambridge, ON.

Renter's Guide to Cambridge, ON

Cambridge is a southern Canadian city located in the province of Ontario and is one of three cities—Kitchener and Waterloo being the other two—that make up the Regional Municipality of Waterloo. The city is situated where the Grand and Speed rivers meet.

Cambridge was selected as one of 421 locations in North and South America that made the cut for the 2017/2018 American Cities of the Future report, created by FDi (a division of Financial Times Limited). The report looked at factors such as human capital and lifestyle, economic potential, cost-effectiveness, connectivity, and business friendliness. In the report, Cambridge earned the sixth ranking out of the 10 most business-friendly cities.

The city has about 5 percent of the population that Toronto does, and around 25,000 more people than the nearby city of Waterloo. Cambridge is located about 60 miles from Toronto, and there are 32 miles between Cambridge and Burlington, Ontario.

Classified as humid continental, Cambridge’s climate has warm, humid summers and cold winters. Summer temperatures in the city average about 80ºF, though heat spells can reach 100ºF. The winters in Cambridge see temperatures around 29ºF, with extreme temperatures dipping as low as -32ºF. The average rainfall in Cambridge is about 31 inches per year, mostly in the spring, summer, and autumn months. In the winter months, the average annual amount of snowfall in the city is 48 inches. The city sometimes sees flooding in the spring during periods of heavy rain or melting snow, as well as ice storms in the winter months.

Cost of Living in Cambridge, ON

Cambridge’s public transportation system is operated by Grand River Transit, which offers bus and bus rapid transit, as well as light rail transit services. Regular adult cash fare is $3.25, and children 4 and under can ride for free. Reduced price tickets are available for students and seniors, and there are also day passes ($8.00) and monthly passes ($86.00 regular, $73.00 seniors and students) available.

Cambridge’s main taxi options are Golden Triangle Taxi and Airport Taxi Service Cambridge. The average fare price is $1.94 for 1 km, with the start being $3.75. The average commute time in Cambridge is around 23 minutes, which is a bit quicker than the national average of 26.2 minutes. If you have a personal vehicle, expect to pay around $1.20 for 1 litre of gasoline.

For a three-course meal for two people at a mid-priced restaurant in Cambridge, the cost is around $70.00. A regular cappuccino in the city costs around $3.92. An average monthly bill for utilities such as electricity, heating, water, and garbage for a 915 sq. ft. apartment in Cambridge is about $159.76, which is slightly higher than the Canadian average of $147.21.

Living in Cambridge, ON

Similar to other cities, Cambridge has its pros and cons. The city offers amenities similar to those in larger cities, such as shopping districts, recreational opportunities, and healthcare facilities, while at the same time being quieter and less densely populated than larger cities, as well as having less traffic.

Some of the cons of Cambridge are its more limited public transportation options and entertainment options compared to larger cities, as well as the industrial areas scattered throughout the city.

Things to Do in Cambridge, ON

One of the many fun things to do in Cambridge is exploring the Cambridge Sculpture Garden. The garden is located along the Grand River and features many outdoor sculptures by local and international artists. It’s free to enjoy the garden, and visitors can marvel at the 130-year-old oak tree and the variety of other plants and animals found in the space.

The Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory, Churchill Park, Splatzone Paintball & Adventure Centre, Playfit Kids Club, and Shade’s Mills are just some of the best attractions for kids in Cambridge.

Some of the things that couples can do in Cambridge include touring the historic McDougall Cottage, which dates back to 1858, taking in a show at the Dunfield Theatre, checking out the art on display at Design at Riverside Galley, Preston Gallery, or the Queen’s Square Gallery, and visiting the Fashion History Museum.

Some of the best places to shop in Cambridge include Cambridge Centre, the Cambridge Farmers’ Market, Smart Centres Cambridge, and Galt on the Grand. There are also shopping opportunities just a short drive away in nearby Waterloo and Kitchener.

Cambridge Mill, Blackshop Restaurant, Saffron Indian Cuisine, Marcelo’s Restaurant, E.V.O. Kitchen, Red Basil Vietnamese Restaurant, Beertown Public House, and Cambridge Restaurant are some of the best places to eat in Cambridge. The city offers eclectic fare for any budget, time of day, or craving.

Events in Cambridge include the Cambridge Arts Festival, which is a free event held each summer. The festival features live music and theatrical performances, interactive arts activities, and a variety of artists and vendors. Each fall, the city also hosts the Cambridge Fall Fair, a four-day event that includes rides, live entertainment, food trucks, and arts and crafts vendors.

Employment & Economy in Cambridge, ON

Cambridge’s main industries include manufacturing of goods such as plastics, textiles, and autos, as well as agri-food and technology. Some of the city’s largest employers include Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada Inc., Cambridge Memorial Hospital, Aecon Industrial, Loblaw Companies Limited, Honeywell, Challenger Motor Freight Inc., and Rockwell Automation Canada Control Systems.

The city is also a hub for the filming of TV shows and movies, thanks to its small-town charm and European-style buildings. Cambridge is registered with the Ontario Media Development Corporation (OMDC), an organization that helps to promote production companies and provide other services and resources for film projects. Some of the projects that have been filmed here include American Gods, The Handmaid’s Tale, Red, Flatliners, and Designated Survivor.

Education in Cambridge, ON

The highest-ranked elementary schools in Cambridge, according to the Fraser Institute, include St Augustine, St Elizabeth, the Ontario Muslim Academy, and Saginaw. The highest-ranked secondary schools in Cambridge are Père-René-de-Galinée, Preston, Monsignor Doyle, St Benedict, and Southwood. Public schools in the city are operated by the Waterloo Region District School Board, and there are also several private elementary and secondary schools here.

Cambridge’s top colleges and universities include the University of Waterloo School of Architecture, and the Conestoga College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning’s School of Engineering Technology, which offers programs in electronics, robotics, communications, information technology, and process automation.

Tips for Renting in Cambridge, ON

In Cambridge, renters' rights are covered by The Ontario Residential Tenancies Act (RTA). Those moving to Cambridge should be aware that tenants are responsible for fixing any damage that they or their guests have done to the property. Other required maintenance is the responsibility of the landlord.

In Cambridge, renters can get support from Waterloo Region Community Legal Services, the Landlord and Tenant Board, or Community Legal Education Ontario.

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