Kitchener , Waterloo and Cambridge form a tightly-integrated metro area in central Ontario. Founded by Mennonites from Pennsylvania in the early 19th century, once named Berlin, Kitchener was re-named in 1916 after British military hero Lord Kitchener. This multi-cultural city still has a strong German heritage, most notably in its 8-day Oktoberfest celebration, the largest outside of Munich.
Kitchener-Waterloo Cambridge are 'on the 401' one hour west of Toronto, one hour east of London, two hours east of Windsor. Kitchener-Waterloo access via King Street East, the principal street in both of the Twin Cities (King Street E-W in Kitchener becomes King Street N-S in Waterloo at Union Street, the boundary between the two cities).
Kitchener is also accessible from the 401 via Homer Watson Boulevard.
Kitchener-Waterloo and Cambridge are served by
NorthWest Airlines with three-a-day flights to and from Detroit. Otherwise by air, principal airport is Toronto's Pearson International, with Airways Transit providing local ground service to and from Pearson.
ViaRail to/from Toronto, Guelph, London, and Sarnia, with AMTRAK service continuing to Chicago;
Greyhound by bus to/from Guelph and Toronto;
Coach Canada by bus to/from Cambridge and Hamilton;
Grand River Transit, the interurban and local bus service in Kitchener-Waterloo and Cambridge
mostly get around by car