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Encyclopedia > Regional Municipality of Waterloo, Ontario

The Regional Municipality of Waterloo is a regional municipality located in Ontario, Canada. It consists of the cities of Kitchener, Cambridge, and Waterloo, and the townships of Wellesley, Woolwich, Wilmot, and North Dumfries. It is often referred to as the Region of Waterloo or just Waterloo Region. The Region is 1,382 square kilometres in size and its regional seat of government is in Kitchener. As of March 2006, the population is estimated to have surpassed 500,000.[1]. Image File history File links Region of Waterloo File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... A regional municipality (or region) is a type of Canadian municipal government which works much like a county; the method of government depends on how it is defined. ... Motto: Ut Incepit Fidelis Sic Permanet (Latin: Loyal she began, loyal she remains) Official languages English (de facto) Flower White Trillium Tree Eastern White Pine Bird Common Loon Capital Toronto Largest city Toronto Lieutenant-Governor James K. Bartleman Premier Dalton McGuinty (Liberal) Parliamentary representation  - House seats  - Senate seats 106 24... Motto: Ex industria prosperitas (Latin: Prosperity through industry) Location of Kitchener in the Waterloo Region Coordinates: Country Canada Province Ontario  - Mayor Carl Zehr Area    - City km²  - Land 136. ... For the electoral district, see Cambridge (electoral district). ... The City of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada is the smallest of the three cities in the Regional Municipality of Waterloo, and is adjacent to the larger city of Kitchener. ... Map of Waterloo Regional Municipality, Ontario with Wellesley in red. ... Map of Waterloo Regional Municipality, Ontario with Woolwich in red. ... Categories: Canada geography stubs | Ontario communities ... Map of Waterloo Regional Municipality, Ontario with North Dumfries in red. ... Motto: Ex industria prosperitas (Latin: Prosperity through industry) Location of Kitchener in the Waterloo Region Coordinates: Country Canada Province Ontario  - Mayor Carl Zehr Area    - City km²  - Land 136. ...

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History

A map of Ontario with Waterloo Regional Municipality in red.
A map of Ontario with Waterloo Regional Municipality in red.

The history of the Waterloo region goes back to 1783, when the British government granted the Grand River Valley to the Iroquois, who had supported the Loyalists in the American War of Independence, to compensate them for the loss of their land in New York. The Iroquois settled in the lower Grand River Valley (now Brant County), and sold the land which now comprises Waterloo Region to Colonel Richard Beasley, a United Empire Loyalist. Image File history File links Waterloo File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Waterloo File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Motto: Ut Incepit Fidelis Sic Permanet (Latin: Loyal she began, loyal she remains) Official languages English (de facto) Flower White Trillium Tree Eastern White Pine Bird Common Loon Capital Toronto Largest city Toronto Lieutenant-Governor James K. Bartleman Premier Dalton McGuinty (Liberal) Parliamentary representation  - House seats  - Senate seats 106 24... Grand River Ontario This article is about the Grand River in Southern Ontario, Canada. ... The Iroquois Confederacy (Haudenosaunee, also known as the League of Peace and Power, Five Nations, or Six Nations) is a group of First Nations/Native Americans. ... The American Revolutionary War (1775–1783), also known as the American War of Independence, was a war fought primarily between Great Britain and revolutionaries within thirteen of her North American colonies. ... NY redirects here. ... Brant County is a historic county in the Canadian province of Ontario. ...


The land owned by Beasley appealed to a particular group of Pennsylvania German Mennonite farmers. They pooled resources to purchase all of the unsold land from Beasley, forming the German Company Tract and dividing the lands into 128 farms of 18,100 square metres and 32 farms of 12,000 square metres each for distribution. By the 1840s, the presence of the German-speaking Mennonites made the area a popular choice for German settlers from Europe. These Germans founded their own communities in the south of the area settled by the Mennonites, the largest being the town of Berlin (changed to Kitchener, named for Lord Kitchener, due to anti-German sentiments during World War I). The Pennsylvania Dutch (more correctly Pennsylvania Deutsch or Pennsylvania German, speakers of the Pennsylvania German language) are a people of various religious affiliations, living mostly in central Pennsylvania, with cultural traditions dating back to the German immigrations to America in the 17th and 18th centuries. ... The Mennonites are a group of Christian Anabaptist denominations named after and influenced by the teachings and tradition of Menno Simons (1496-1561). ... The Mennonites are a group of Christian Anabaptist denominations named after and influenced by the teachings and tradition of Menno Simons (1496-1561). ... Through the latter half of the 19th century and into the first decade of the 20th, the City of Berlin, Ontario was a bustling industrial centre celebrating its German heritage (see Kitchener, Ontario). ... The Earl Kitchener The Right Honourable Horatio Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener, KG, KP, GCB, OM, GCSI, GCMG, GCIE, ADC, PC (24 June 1850–5 June 1916) was a British Field Marshal, diplomat and statesman. ... Combatants Allied Powers: Russian Empire France British Empire Italy United States Central Powers: Austria-Hungary German Empire Ottoman Empire Bulgaria Commanders Nicholas II Aleksei Brusilov Georges Clemenceau Joseph Joffre Ferdinand Foch Herbert Henry Asquith Douglas Haig John Jellicoe Victor Emmanuel III Luigi Cadorna Armando Diaz Woodrow Wilson John Pershing Franz...


The Waterloo region remained predominantly German-speaking until the early 20th century, and its German heritage is reflected in the region’s large Lutheran community and the annual Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest. The Lutheran movement is a group of denominations of Protestant Christianity by the original definition. ... Oktoberfest Main Entrance Oktoberfest is a two-week festival held each year in Munich, Bavaria, Germany during late September and early October. ...


There are still traditional Mennonite communities located north of Kitchener-Waterloo. The most famous is St. Jacobs, with its well-known thrice-weekly outdoor market. St. ...


In 1973, the regional municipality style of government was imposed on the county. In that major reorganization, the fifteen towns and townships of the county were reduced to just seven in the new Region of Waterloo. The new city of Cambridge was created through the merger of the city of Galt, the towns of Preston and Hespeler, the village of Blair and various parcels of township land. One township vanished when the former Waterloo Township was divided among Woolwich Township and the three cities of Kitchener, Waterloo and Cambridge. The settlement of Erbsville was annexed to the city of Waterloo and the settlement of Freeport was annexed to Kitchener. The independent village of Bridgeport was also annexed to Kitchener and this created many hard feelings both in Bridgeport (which had once upon a time been larger than Kitchener, but failed to grow when the railways passed it by) and also in the city of Waterloo, where Bridgeport Road is a major thoroughfare terminating in the village centre. The former county government was given broader powers as a regional municipality. For the electoral district, see Cambridge (electoral district). ... A regional municipality (or region) is a type of Canadian municipal government which works much like a county; the method of government depends on how it is defined. ...


Further municipal amalgamation began discussions in the 1990s, with little progress. In late 2005, Kitchener’s city council voted to visit the subject again, with the possibility of reducing the seven constituent municipalities into one or more cities.


Government

The region's governing body is the 16-member Waterloo Regional council. The council consists of the regional chair, the mayors of the seven cities and townships, plus four additional councillors from Kitchener and two additional councillors from both Cambridge and Waterloo. Since 1985, the regional chair has been Ken Seiling. Starting with the 1997 election, he has been elected by the citizens of Waterloo Region. Prior to 1997, the chair was appointed by the elected councillors. Of the nine regions in Ontario, Waterloo Region is the only one with an elected chair.

Unofficial Results of the 2006 Municipal Election for the Regional offices
Regional Chair Ken Seiling
Cambridge Regional Councillors Jane Brewer, Claudette Millar
Kitchener Regional Councillors Tom Galloway, Jean Haalboom, Jake Smola, Jim Wideman
Waterloo Regional Councillors Sean Strickland, Jane Mitchell

Communities

Within the townships are many communities. Some were once independent and had their own reeves and councils but lost this status in amalgamation. These communities include: Ayr, Baden, Bloomingdale, Breslau, Conestogo, Doon, Elmira, Freeport, Heidelberg, Mannheim, Maryhill, New Dundee, New Hamburg, Petersberg, St. Jacobs, Wellesley, West Montrose, and Winterbourne. The village of Ayr, Ontario, Canada is a settlement located within the Township of North Dumfries in the Regional Municipality of Waterloo in Southern Ontario. ... Baden is a community located N of New Hamburg, NW of Kitchener, W of Waterloo and SW of Elmira. ... The town of Elmira, Ontario is the largest community within the Township of Woolwich in the Regional Municipality of Waterloo, and is located 15 km to the north of the city of Waterloo. ... Maryhill is a small Ontario town near Guelph. ... New Dundee is a small community located south-west of Kitchener. ... New Hamburg is a town of 7,000 in Wilmot Township, a rural township of Waterloo Region, Ontario. ... St. ... Looking north on Nafziger Rd. ... West Montrose is a village in the Township of Woolwich in the Region of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. ... Winterbourne is a small community in Woolwich Township, Ontario. ...


Demographics

The population of Waterloo Region at the end of 2005 was estimated to be 497,900.[1] It was forecast to have passed the 500,000 mark in March 2006. The population is increasingly diverse. It has the fourth highest percentage of visible minorities in Canada. Many locals (about 23%) are of German descent historically.


As house prices in the Toronto area increase, Waterloo Region is increasingly becoming an attractive area to reside in. This, among other factors, has made new residential construction rates very high; concerns about urban sprawl, with all its effects, continue to be raised. Because of this spur in population, Waterloo is one of the fastest growing regions in the Golden Horseshoe. Urban sprawl (also: suburban sprawl), a term with pejorative implication, refers to the unplanned, rapid and expansive growth of a greater metropolitan area, traditionally suburbs (or exurbs) over a large area. ... The skyline of Hamilton, Ontario The skyline of Toronto, Ontario. ...


Education

Waterloo Region is home to the University of Waterloo, Wilfrid Laurier University, and Conestoga College. For a list of all high schools in the area, see the List of Waterloo Region, Ontario schools. The University of Waterloo, also known as UW, UWaterloo, or simply, Waterloo is a medium-sized research-intensive public university in the city of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. ... Wilfrid Laurier University (WLU) is a public university located in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. ... Former logo The Conestoga College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning is a public college based in Kitchener, Ontario in Canada. ... This list of schools in Waterloo Region shows the high schools, colleges, and universities based in the Regional Municipality of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. ...


Business

Waterloo Region is expanding in both commercial and population terms. The presence of two universities, the University of Waterloo and Wilfrid Laurier University, acts as a catalyst for growth in the high-tech area. The University of Waterloo, also known as UW, UWaterloo, or simply, Waterloo is a medium-sized research-intensive public university in the city of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. ... Wilfrid Laurier University (WLU) is a public university located in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. ...


Major employers in the region

Waterloo Regional District School Board is the English language public school board for Regional Municipality of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. ... Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada Inc. ... The University of Waterloo, also known as UW, UWaterloo, or simply, Waterloo is a medium-sized research-intensive public university in the city of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. ... Manulife Financial (TSX: MFC NYSE: MFC SEHK: 945 PSE: MFC)is a Canadian insurance company. ... Sun Life Financial Inc. ... Research In Motion Limited (RIM) (TSX: RIM, NASDAQ: RIMM) is a Canadian wireless device company. ... Grand River Hospital is a group of affiliated medical facilities in the Kitchener-Waterloo-Cambridge-Guelph area in southwestern Ontario. ... ATS Automation Tooling Systems TSX: ATA is a Cambridge, Ontario based company which designs and builds factory automation solutions. ...

Services

Over time, many municipal services have come under the jurisdiction of the regional government. These include police, emergency medical services, waste management, licensing enforcement and recycling, and the public transit system. The main administration is run from the seat in Kitchener; various service offices are found in many parts of the Region. From a geographically central location in north Cambridge, maintenance operations and the police headquarters are able to reach anywhere in their service area. The examples and perspective in this article or section may not represent a worldwide view. ... For the company, see Waste Management, Inc. ... The international recycling symbol. ... A taxi serving as a bus Public transport comprises all transport systems in which the passengers do not travel in their own vehicles. ...


Transport

Public transport is provided by Grand River Transit, created from amalgamation of the former Cambridge Transit and Kitchener Transit systems. The Region also owns and operates the Region of Waterloo International Airport, near Breslau. The airport is the 12th busiest in Canada and underwent a major expansion in 2003. Wheelchair-accessible low-floor buses such as this Nova LFS now form the majority of the GRT fleet. ... Region of Waterloo International Airport or Kitchener/Waterloo Regional Airport (IATA: YKF, ICAO: CYKF), is situated in Waterloo Region, near Breslau, Ontario, Canada. ...


The Region is in the planning stages of a rapid transit link between Waterloo, Kitchener, and Cambridge. A rapid transit, underground, subway, tube, elevated, or metro(politan) system is a railway — usually in an urban area — with a high capacity and frequency of service, and grade separation from other traffic. ...


Media

Print

The daily newspaper serving Waterloo Region is The Record, which is based in Kitchener. The Waterloo Chronicle is a weekly newspaper focused solely on the city of Waterloo, while the Cambridge Times serves a similar purpose in Cambridge. Prior to 2004, a separate daily newspaper, the Cambridge Reporter, operated in that city. All these papers are or were published by Metroland Media Group, a division of Toronto-based Torstar, and operated independently of each other. Other more rural newspapers in the region include the New Hamburg-based New Hamburg Independent which focuses on Wilmot Township, the Elmira-based Woolwich Observer which delivers news of the townships of Wellesley and Woolwich, and the Baden Outlook which has a circulation of approximately 2050 copies and has been running since 2000. The Record is the daily newspaper covering Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada, including the cities of Kitchener, Waterloo and Cambridge, as well as the surrounding area. ... Cambridge Times is a local newspaper in Southern Ontario serving the community of Cambridge, Ontario. ... Cambridge Reporter was a local daily newspaper in Southern Ontario serving the community of Cambridge, Ontario. ... Metroland Media Group (formally Metroland Printing, Publishing & Distributing) is the publisher of daily and community newspapers in Ontario; as well as digital properties under Torstar Digital; and various home shows. ... Torstar Corporation TSX: TS.NV.B-T is an independently-owned Canadian broadly based media company that is named after its principal holding, the Toronto Star daily newspaper. ... Categories: Canada geography stubs | Ontario communities ... Map of Waterloo Regional Municipality, Ontario with Wellesley in red. ... Map of Waterloo Regional Municipality, Ontario with Woolwich in red. ...


Radio

The following stations are in Waterloo Region:

  • CKGL 570 Kitchener - news/talk
  • CKKW 1090 Waterloo - oldies
  • CJIQ-FM 88.3 Kitchener - Conestoga College campus radio
  • CKBT-FM 91.5 Kitchener - top 40 "The Beat"
  • CJTW-FM 94.3 Kitchener - religious "Faith FM"
  • CHYM-FM 96.7 Kitchener - light rock / adult contemporary
  • CKWR-FM 98.5 Waterloo - community radio
  • CKMS-FM 100.3 Waterloo - University of Waterloo campus radio
  • CFCA-FM 105.3 Waterloo - rock/AC "Kool FM"
  • CIKZ-FM 106.7 Waterloo - country music "KICX 106"
  • CJDV-FM 107.5 Cambridge - adult hits "Dave FM"

Stations from neighbouring regions such as Toronto, Hamilton, and London are also available, and there are retransmission towers in nearby Paris, Ontario for Toronto-based broadcasts of CBC Radio One, CBC Radio Two, and Espace musique. CKGL is a Canadian radio station, which broadcasts at 570 AM in Kitchener, Ontario. ... CKKW is a Canadian radio station, broadcasting at 1090 AM in Waterloo, Ontario. ... CJIQ-FM, branded as The Condor, is a Canadian radio station, broadcasting at 88. ... Campus radio (also known as college radio, university radio or student radio) is a type of radio station that is run by the students of a college, university or other educational institution. ... CKBT is a Canadian radio station, broadcasting at 91. ... Top 40 is a radio format based on frequent repetition of songs from a constantly-updated list of the forty best-selling singles. ... CJTW-FM is a Canadian radio station, broadcasting at 94. ... CHYM is a Canadian radio station, which broadcasts at 96. ... Adult contemporary music, frequently abbreciated to just AC, is a type of radio format that plays mainstream and pop music, without hip-hop or rap since, as per the name, it is geared more towards adults than teens. ... CKWR-FM is a Canadian radio station, broadcasting a community radio format at 98. ... Community radio is a type of radio service that caters to the interests of a certain area, broadcasting material that is popular to a local audience but is overlooked by more powerful broadcast groups. ... CKMS-FM is a Canadian radio station, broadcasting at 100. ... Campus radio (also known as college radio, university radio or student radio) is a type of radio station that is run by the students of a college, university or other educational institution. ... CFCA-FM, branded as KoolFM, is a Canadian radio station, airing at 105. ... CIKZ-FM is a Canadian radio station, broadcasting at 106. ... This article includes a list of works cited but its sources remain unclear because it lacks in-text citations. ... CJDV, branded as 107. ... Adult hits (sometimes also called variety hits or classic hits) is a radio format which emerged in the early 2000s. ... Paris (2001 population, 9,881) is a town on the Grand River in Ontario, Canada. ... CBC Radio One is the English language news and information radio network of the publicly-owned Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. ... CBC Radio Two is an FM radio network in Canada, operated by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. ... Espace musique is the French language musical radio service of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation / Société Radio-Canada, the national public broadcaster in Canada. ...


Television

The only broadcast TV station based in Waterloo Region is CKCO-TV, which has called itself CTV Southwestern Ontario since 2005. It is located in Kitchener, just south of the border with Waterloo, and is owned by Bell Globemedia. The region is also served by Rogers Television, a community channel based in Kitchener available only to Rogers Cable subscribers. It provides local talk shows and coverage of special events and local hockey games. CKCO (operating as CTV Southwestern Ontario since 2005) is a television station based in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada. ... CTV is a TLA that may stand for: CTV Television Network - a Canadian English language television network Channel Television - the main television broadcaster in the Channel Islands Chukyo TV. Broadcasting - a Japanese TV station in Nagoya This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that... Bell Globemedia Inc. ... Rogers Television is the brand of community channels owned by Rogers Cable Inc. ... Community Channel Community Channel broadcasts across the UK on digital cable (NTL and Telewest) and digital terrestrial television (Freeview), and also both the UK and Republic of Ireland on digital satellite television (Sky). ... Rogers Communications Inc. ...


Rebroadcasters located in the immediate vicinity of Waterloo Region include:

  • CIII-TV (Global) Channel 6
  • CICO-TV-28 (TVOntario) Channel 28
  • CBLN-TV-1 (CBC) Channel 56
  • CBLFT-8 (Radio-Canada) Channel 61

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Notable residents

William Lyon Mackenzie King, OM, PC, LL.B, Ph. ... Joseph Emm Seagram (c. ... The Seagram Company Ltd. ... Jillian Noel Hennessy (born November 25, 1968 in Edmonton, Alberta) is a Canadian actress, best known for her television roles on Law & Order and Crossing Jordan. ... Law & Order is an American television police procedural and legal drama set in New York City. ... David Victor Sim (born May 17, 1956 in Hamilton, Ontario) is a Canadian comic book writer and artist, best known as the creator of the 6,000 page graphic novel Cerebus the Aardvark. ... Cerebus the Aardvark (or simply Cerebus) is an independent comic book, written and illustrated by Canadian artist Dave Sim, with backgrounds by fellow Canadian Gerhard. ... Mike Lazaridis Mihalis (Michael) Lazaridis (born 1961, Istanbul, Turkey) is the founder and co-CEO of Research In Motion (RIM), which created and manufactures the wildly popular BlackBerry Wireless Handheld (similar to a PDA but with more emphases on communication functions). ... Research In Motion Limited (RIM) (TSX: RIM, NASDAQ: RIMM) is a Canadian wireless device company. ... The University of Waterloo, also known as UW, UWaterloo, or simply, Waterloo is a medium-sized research-intensive public university in the city of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. ... Lennox Claudius Lewis (born September 2, 1965 in West Ham, London, England) is a retired professional boxer, who represented Canada in the Olympics and fought under the British flag as a professional. ... Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ... Stevens played for Canada in the 1998 Winter Olympics. ... The New Jersey Devils are a professional ice hockey team based in East Rutherford, New Jersey. ... The Kitchener Rangers are a junior ice hockey team based in Kitchener, Ontario; in Canada a junior team is one for players aged 15 to 20. ... The Wealthy Barber is a personal finance guide by David Chilton. ... Motto: Ex industria prosperitas (Latin: Prosperity through industry) Location of Kitchener in the Waterloo Region Coordinates: Country Canada Province Ontario  - Mayor Carl Zehr Area    - City km²  - Land 136. ...

References

[2]

  1. ^ Year-end 2005 Population and Households in the Region of Waterloo. Regional Municipality of Waterloo. Retrieved on 2006-04-24.
  2. ^ Economic Profile. Doing Business in the Region of Waterloo. Regional Municipality of Waterloo. Retrieved on 2006-04-24.

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Regional services: Grand River Transit | Region of Waterloo International Airport | Waterloo Regional Police
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Belleville (2004 population 49,060, metropolitan population 88,025) is a city located at the mouth of the Moira River on the Bay of Quinte in southeastern Ontario, Canada, in the Quebec City-Windsor Corridor. ... Nickname: The Telephone City Coordinates: Country Canada Province Ontario Established May 31, 1877  - City Mayor Mike Hancock  - Governing Body Brantford City Council  - MP Lloyd St. ... Brockville (2001 population 21,375, metropolitan population 44,741) is located in the Thousand Islands region on the St. ... Gananoque clock tower Gananoque is a town in Leeds and Grenville County, Ontario, located at 44°1955 North 76°944 West. ... 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Pembroke (population 13,490 in the 2001 Canadian census) is a city at the confluence of the Muskrat River and the Ottawa River in the Ottawa Valley in eastern Ontario, Canada. ... Nickname: The Electric City Map of Ontario with Peterborough indicated with a red dot Coordinates: Country Canada Province Ontario County Peterborough County Established 1819 - Scotts Plains Incorporated as town 1850 - Peterborough Incorporated as city July 1, 1905 Mayor Sylvia Sutherland MP Dean Del Mastro (CPC) MPP Jeff Leal (OLP... Prescott is a town of approximately 4,200 people on the north shore of the Saint Lawrence River in Ontario, Canada, directly across from Ogdensburg, New York. ... Quinte West is a municipality in central eastern Ontario, Canada. ... Smiths Falls (2001 population 9,977) is a town in Ontario, Canada. ... St. ... Motto: {{Unhide = {{{}}}}} Location City Information Established: {{{Established}}} Area: 32. ... Stratford (2001 population 29,676) is a city on the Avon River in Perth County, in southwestern Ontario, Canada. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The skyline of Hamilton, Ontario The skyline of Toronto, Ontario. ... Map of Ontario counties, colored to indicate Golden Horseshoe area (red) and Greater Golden Horseshoe area (green). ... Motto: Ex industria prosperitas (Latin: Prosperity through industry) Location of Kitchener in the Waterloo Region Coordinates: Country Canada Province Ontario  - Mayor Carl Zehr Area    - City km²  - Land 136. ... The city of Brant (or County of Brant) is a single-tier municipality and a census division of the Canadian province of Ontario. ... Categories: Stub | Ontario counties and regions ... Haldimand is a single-tier municipality (but called a county) on the Niagara Peninsula in southern Ontario, on Lake Erie, and on the Grand River. ... 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Nickname: The Electric City Map of Ontario with Peterborough indicated with a red dot Coordinates: Country Canada Province Ontario County Peterborough County Established 1819 - Scotts Plains Incorporated as town 1850 - Peterborough Incorporated as city July 1, 1905 Mayor Sylvia Sutherland MP Dean Del Mastro (CPC) MPP Jeff Leal (OLP... The City of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada is the smallest of the three cities in the Regional Municipality of Waterloo, and is adjacent to the larger city of Kitchener. ...

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Regional Municipality of Waterloo, Ontario - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1191 words)
The Waterloo region remained predominantly German-speaking until the early 20th century, and its German heritage is reflected in the region’s large Lutheran community and the annual Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest.
In 1973, the regional municipality style of government was imposed on the county.
Year-end 2005 Population and Households in the Region of Waterloo.
Waterloo, Ontario - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1819 words)
The City of Waterloo, Ontario is the smallest of the three cities in the Regional Municipality of Waterloo, and is adjacent to the larger city of Kitchener.
Erb is often called the founder of Waterloo, as it was his sawmill (1808) and grist mill (1816) that became the focal point of the area.
Waterloo was incorporated as a village in 1857 and became the Town of Waterloo in 1876 and the City of Waterloo in 1948.
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