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Planning Your Visit


General Attractions

Downtown Cambridge is home to many exciting destinations just waiting to be discovered! Come explore everything #DTCbridge has to offer!

Landmarks & Architecture

Idea Exchange - Old Post Office

The Old Post Office is a historical landmark which represents the epitome of everything that Galt has to offer, in one exquisite building! Combining historical beauty with modern elegance, The Old Post Office has been remodeled to include an indoor observation area and meeting space with a sweeping panorama of the Grand River, as well as an outdoor deck with a breathtaking view of the city. A hub of creativity and innovation, the Old Post Office generously offers the public a multitude of creative resources including 3D and large format printers, audio/visual media production tools and workspaces, sewing equipment, computers featuring creative software, and more. The Old Post Office also has a play space for children. It is a must see for all visitors of Galt!

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Cambridge Farmers’ Market

Experience traditional, local, grocery shopping in Cambridge, the way it's meant to be! The Cambridge Farmers' Market offers a wide selection of locally sourced grocery products in a traditional outdoor market setting, as well as an indoor selection of meats, seafood, cheeses, baked goods, fresh breads, farm fresh eggs and more to be found in an original historical market building. Open every Saturday, year round from 7am to 1pm, The Cambridge Farmers' Market is the perfect start to a fresh, healthy and delicious weekend!

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Public Art and Instagrammmable Space

Galt Wings

Galt Wings is a work of art representing the creative spirit of the Galt area, but also the prefect place for a selfie or photo! Stop by the Art of Home at 11 Ainslie Street South to have your photo taken. See #Galtwings for some ideas or insipiration, or to even post your photo if you're feeling photogenic!

Exhibitions & Instagrammable Space

Cambridge Sculpture Garden

The Cambridge Sculpture Garden is the perfect place in downtown Galt to go for a walk and experience the natural beauty of Galt. The garden, which showcases public art exhibitions year round, enhances the experience of the river walk along the Trans Canada Trail, which connects to the downtown Galt City Centre. The land has been dramatically contoured to enhance the setting for the sculptures, and for your viewing enjoyment.

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Exhibitions & Shopping

Cambridge Centre For The Arts

If you're looking for some inspiration, or perhaps a change of scenery during your visit to Galt, The Cambridge Centre for The Arts may be the place for you! The arts centre features exhibitions open to the public, as well as a gift shop where you can find one of a kind works and crafts from greeting cards, to jewellery, paintings, woodworking, pottery and more. The arts centre is conveniently located next to The Cambridge Farmers' Market and The Fire Hall Museum & Education Centre.

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Fire Hall Museum and Education Centre

Featuring an original restored antique fire truck, historical photography and paraphernalia, and more, The Cambridge Fire Hall Museum is the perfect place for families as well as visitors who are interested in the history of Galt. Located right by the Cambridge Farmers' Market, The Fire Hall Museum could be the ideal next stop along your Galt adventure! The museum is open to the public only on Saturdays from 9:30am to 12:30pm.

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Architecture & Landmarks

Cambridge City Hall

Cambridge City Hall consists of the Old City Hall building, as well as a modern addition which is open to the public and features a large open hall with a spectacular vertical wall garden, as well as an outdoor exhibit of Native Canadian sculptures. The Old City Hall building is an architectural highlight in mint condition, as well as a centerpiece of Galt, surrounded by many of the area's most popular attractions including: The Cambridge Farmers' Market, The Cambridge Centre For The Arts, and The Cambridge Fire Hall Museum. The Old City Hall is worth visiting for the sight of the exquisite architecture alone, although you may find some of the nearby attractions to be well worth your time and convenience as well!

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Exhibitions & Architecture

Queen's Square Library

Queen's Square Library is an attractive building that was designed decades ago but is as modern and state of the art now as it was back then! Queens's Square Library offers the largest selection of fiction and non-fiction genres of books and print format media in Cambridge. The facility also features a gallery which is always showcasing an exhibition of modern or contemporary art. Queen's Square Library frequently hosts community events including musical performances in the lobby hall which features a beautiful grand piano. Queen's Square is always worth a visit - you never know what you will find. The constant variety of events, exhibitions, and resources makes for a place of surprise and discovery!

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Games & Entertainment

Breakout Escapes

Looking for something more than dining and shopping to do with friends or family? Breakout Escapes is a fun, interactive and mind stimulating experience for people of all ages. Find yourselves locked in a safe mystery setting and decipher clues from your surroundings. See how quickly you can escape! The Cambridge location features seasonal rooms updated regularly. For more information on the latest rooms and themes, visit their website!

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Shows & Entertainment

Hamilton Family Theatre

The spectacular Hamilton Family Theatre of Cambridge is situated in a historic downtown setting along the Grand River. This stunning state of the art performing arts facility offers world-class acoustics and excellent sightlines of the stage for the quality of your experience. The venue also includes a bar where drinks and refreshments are available for purchase during intermission. The performances at The Hamilton Family Theatre are committed to a high standard of artistry, as they feature experienced professional actors and actresses. During most seasons, tickets can be bought for popular favourites such as The Sound of Music or Fiddler on The Roof, as well as lesser known but equally entertaining musicals. Check out their website for more detailed information on current shows, or to buy tickets.

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Exhibitions & Architecture

Design At Riverside

Design at Riverside is a world renowned institution of architecture design, and constitutes the Faculty of Architecture of The University of Waterloo. The building - once a silk mill - was renovated into a school building which retains that old industrial feel but is modern and contemporary. The facility, which is open to the public, constantly features exhibitions of the world's most cutting edge and original architectural models and designs - right here in Galt! Come see for yourself, and to make it a complete experience, make sure to stop at Melville Café on the ground floor, where you can enjoy a tasty meal or beverage with a view of the river and historical Galt.

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Cambridge Community Players

Run by talented community volunteers, Cambridge Community Players are certainly not without passion and enthusiasm when it comes to putting on a show! The actors and actresses who make up Cambridge Community Players, perform live plays and theatre works in The Galt Little Theatre - a historic landmark of Galt. Cambridge Community Players produces four shows every season. Evening shows start at 8pm and their matinees start at 2pm. Check out their website for information on upcoming shows!

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Garden and Instagrammable Space

The Allée

A dark and dank alley turned cozy, green and inviting! This once neglected corner of Galt has been remodeled into a garden in an alley. Decked out with a variety of plants, patio furniture and lighting, this alley is a perfect setting for photoshoots including wedding photography, or even a selfie! Stop by The School of Flowers at 1 Water Street North where the shop owners welcome casual visitors as well as professional photographers to The Allée.

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Fun & Games

Play With Clay

Play With Clay is a perfect get away from shopping and dining, and an ideal way to spend time with friends and family. Experience the art of pottery, pottery painting, or clay building. Play With Clay offers a wide selection of pre-made clay or pottery artifacts for you to paint, or if you're feeling really creative, you can make your own. For the more serious guests, Play With Clay also offers pottery workshops and classes.

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Landmark & Scenery

Pedestrian Bridge

The Galt pedestrian bridge makes for a scenic and convenient shortcut from the gaslight district and sculpture garden to the core downtown area of Galt. The pedestrian bridge features a lookout observation area with the best view of the Grand River and Galt in the area! Enjoy the view during the day, or the glow of the neon coloured lights which light up the bridge at night. The pedestrian bridge connects you to Galt, as well as modern industrial architecture with nature.

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Parking Map

Downtown Cambridge has a variety of parking to serve you better! Plan ahead and get to your destination with ease.