Tri-Cities (Ontario)

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Metropolitan area
Downtown Kitchener skyline
Galt Public Library in Cambridge
Galt Public Library in Cambridge
Uptown Waterloo at King Street
Uptown Waterloo at King Street
Country  Canada
Province  Ontario
Area (2011)[1]
 • Total 827.43 km2 (319.47 sq mi)
Population  (2011)[1]
 • CMA 477,160
 • CMA density 576.7/km2 (1,494/sq mi)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)

The Tri-Cities (also known as Kitchener-Cambridge-Waterloo or simply Kitchener-Waterloo) is a metropolitan area located in the south-central portion of Ontario, Canada. It is centers on the cities of Kitchener, Waterloo and Cambridge, as well as surrounding municipalities. The census metropolitan area (CMA) had a population of 477,160 in 2011, making it the fourth largest metropolitan area in Ontario, after Toronto, Ottawa and Hamilton, and the tenth largest metropolitan area in the country. The Tri-Cities was the eleventh largest metropolitan area in the country before 2011, until it overtook nearby London.

List of municipalities[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Population and dwelling counts, for census metropolitan areas, 2011 and 2006 censuses". Statistics Canada. 2012-02-08. Retrieved 2012-02-13.