Moving to Cambridge (On) from Montreal

 

Important information you need to know before you start your move to Cambridge from Montreal. Cambridge Ontario has not been a city for more then 3 decades as it stands but is a city in Ontario many like to call a place for business but a great place to call home for its booming economy and nature along the Grand River.  Currently Cambridge has an approximate populate of 120 371 with the majority of the population speaking English however has a significant population of Franco-Ontarian within the city making room for the French language, often this can be one of the first things movers look for when leaving a city such as Montreal.   

Cambridge can attract many new residents from all over the country including the city of Montreal. The distance from Montreal to Cambridge is approximately 622 kilometers, which can render into approximately 7 hours and 3 minutes of driving depending on route taken and speed of the vehicle. If taking the most direct route from Montreal, you would travel along Autoroute 720 West until merging onto Autoroute 20 West. Once passing provincial borders into Ontario, you will begin traveling along the provincial highway 401 west.  The majority of your route will be on the 401 until passing Milton and making your designated exit such as exit 282, which takes you into the city of Cambridge. Equipping your move with Ontario road maps or a portable GPS system will always limit the chance of mistakes being made along the way as well as closest exit to your final destination. You will pass a number of major cities once crossing the Ontario border on route to Cambridge from Montreal such as Cornwall, Kingston, Trenton, Oshawa, Pickering, Toronto, Milton and finally making it into city limits of Cambridge.

If you are moving to Cambridge to take advantage of the post secondary institutions hosted by the city, there are two major campuses The University of Waterloo School of Architecture, and Conestoga College opened a campus in 2009 in the field of technology and advanced learning.  If you have children that will be attending the public primary and secondary system, The Waterloo Region District School Board operates 26 elementary and 5 secondary schools.  Cambridge is home to the only French Catholic High school the Ecole secondaire Pere-Rene-de-Galinee. The Waterloo Catholic District school board operates 15 elementary and 2 secondary schools. Cambridge is home to one of Canada’s oldest and still operating public schools with a view on the Grand River, 150 year old Galt Collegiate Institute and Vocational.

In the last decade the public transportation throughout the city of Cambridge has been operated under the Grand River Transit. The GRT provides transit throughout the region of Waterloo with over approximately 44 000 riders daily however many routes do travel through Cambridge and connecting city Kitchener. The public service offers an excellent mode of transportation to those who want to travel within the city and near by Kitchener and Waterloo. Go transit does offer a bus and rail way station in nearby Milton with a direct rail line into Toronto and Greater Toronto Area.

When getting to the part of your move in finding a new home or apartment often many new residents will stick closer to public services or health services such as hospitals or medical services. The Cambridge Memorial Hospital is the main hospital located within the city of Cambridge. The emergency services are run for the entire region of Waterloo and surrounding areas including Cambridge.

The city does offer many services for listings on new apartments and homes. Always doing your research on local bylaws is important because they vary from city to city in close proximity of Cambridge, also on provincial legislation for land lord and tenets, will always keep you one step ahead when selecting a new dwelling for you and your family.

Cambridge is home to a number of cultural and annual events that are enjoyable by its citizens and those in cities nearby. From Music festivals, annual Mill Race Festival and the Cambridge fair operating for over 100 years, there is more then one reason to visit the city before making your final move from Montreal. Doing this on a weekend with your family not only conditions yourself for the big move but gives you an opportunity to take advantage of what the city has to offer such as restaurants, attractions and accommodations. Cambridge is home to a number of Steakhouses, Indian restaurants, and old fashion fish and chips. If taking advantage of the accommodations within the city, there are a number of distinguished hotels such as the Hilton Garden Inn Kitchener/Cambridge, Homewood Suites by Hilton Cambridge Waterloo and many more, often it will come to preference of you and your family.

Moving from Montreal to Cambridge can be complex with many steps implicated to ensure everything goes as planned with precision and care. Thus finding a reliable and experienced long-distance moving company is important when planning such a large move.

Finding a reliable mover can give you the satisfaction and peace of mind keeping you focused on other tasks involved during the move to Cambridge from Montreal. Selecting the right moving company or long distance movers in Montreal in general without the appropriate research can be time consuming, however checking company references, prior satisfied customer referrals, and that the moving company you choose operates or has operated in the past with the city you'll need to move to will always keep you one step ahead in your move. 

If you want to move your piano or pool table to Cambridge from Montreal, ask if the movers have experience and all equipment for that!

Selecting Montreal Moving Service ALEX - you are going to make sure your possessions are safely and securely transferred, and that this is done as quickly as possible. The choice is up to you!

 

Good Luck and Happy Moving!

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