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Dr. Rowena Hume, inducted in 2012
Linda F., Queen's Square | September 1, 2015
Recognize any of these people?  Do you know what they have in common? They are all members of the Cambridge Hall of Fame! Fame in your own community... Read More»
Galt Aircraft School, (later the Jolly Jumper factory) destroyed by fire in 1992
Linda F., Queen's Square | August 4, 2015
This is a good time to highlight some significant Cambridge architecture that has been preserved, usually by a combination of hard work on the part... Read More»
Gore Building, 1910. (Courtesy of the City of Cambridge Archives)
Linda F., Queen's Square | July 1, 2015
Some buildings and structures in Cambridge haven’t been restored, but there is something left to remind us of what used to be there. It’s always good... Read More»
The Galt Hospital on St. Andrew’s Street, c1912
Linda F., Queen's Square | June 1, 2015
Anyone giving a walking tour of Cambridge will need to mention ghost buildings – buildings once important but since demolished. Some of these... Read More»
Photo, Frederick Douglass
Laura, Queen's Square | January 26, 2015
Ex-Slave Speaks in Galt On a chilly night more than 150 years ago, one of the most remarkable people in American history argued for equality to a... Read More»
Galt Arena Exterior
Laura | December 22, 2014
You have a slippery legend in your neighbourhood. Galt Arena Gardens is proudly touted as the oldest continuously operating ice-hockey arena in the... Read More»
Galt Armoury in Cambridge, Ontario. 6 July 2014
Linda, Queen's Square | August 10, 2014
Sparked by the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria in June 1914, and following a complicated series of events, Britain and its... Read More»
Murdoch Mysteries Season 1 DVD cover, Image courtesy of Syndetics, 2016
Laura, Queen's Square | July 2, 2014
Cambridge Ontario has amazing ties to the world of motion pictures. Back in 1916 -- at the dawn of the movie era -- brothers Len and Charlie Roos... Read More»
Riverside Park
Laura, Queen's Square | May 12, 2014
If you live in Cambridge, you’re likely no stranger to the city’s largest park. Perhaps you’ve watched fireworks explode over Riverside Park during... Read More»
Images from the Flood
Linda, Queen's Square | May 12, 2014
May 17, 1974 was a coming of age day for the new city of Cambridge. When the flood level rose, the people of this city also rose together to help... Read More»

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