The Waterloo-Wellington Region is a combination of several cities and many rural communities. Due to the growing technology sector, Waterloo Region is also one of the fastest growing regions in the country. Whether or not you choose to make the Waterloo Region your home, between Medical Foundations and Clerkship, you will get to know these communities well:
The twin cities of Kitchener
, known locally as K-W, have large city amenities with a small town flavour. The area is steeped in Mennonite culture with one of the best farmers’ markets in the province. A culturally diverse community, K-W has world-renowned educational and research institutes, a booming technology sector, lots of green space to balance its urban growth, and a never-ending list of things to do.
The City of Cambridge
is strategically located astride highway 401 in southwestern Ontario, part of Canada's Technology Triangle. With a multicultural mix and a strong foundation of support services, Cambridge has a diverse economic base.
Known as the “Royal City”, Guelph
is considered to be one of the first planned towns in Canada. It is has also been considered Canada’s “safest” city and one of the top ten cities to live in Canada. Guelph is the largest city in Wellington County and a big part of WRC’s educational training capacity.
Surrounding Rural Communities: North Wellington, Fergus, North Dumfries, Wellesley, Wilmot and Woolwich
Thriving areas of working farms, historic villages and small businesses, including the historic St. Jacob’s Farmers’ Market, the largest outdoor market in Canada. Many points in the area have easy access off the 401 which lead to beautiful rural rolling hills, conservation area hiking and a range of farm gate experiences. The villages provide respite to the traveler with opportunities to rest, relax and enjoy specialty retail.
To learn more about what these regions offer, visit Explore Waterloo Region
and Discover Wellington County
online. These websites are your starting point to discovering an amazing region of Ontario.