The City of Cambridge has many unique neighbourhoods and communities, and three of the unique places within the city are the historic core areas - Galt City Centre, Preston Towne Centre and Hespeler Village. These commercial nodes provide shopping, restaurants, business, professional and government services, along with churches and a variety of housing types.
All of this is nestled alongside the Grand and Speed Rivers with trails and parkland that encourage sports and leisure activities. The core areas have experienced much revitalisation over the years, with projects including the Waterloo School of Architecture developed in a former silk mill, Hamilton Family Theatre offering live theatre performances, new condo development, infill housing, and the LEED Gold Cambridge City Hall. Continued development is blending into existing wealth of historical architecture in Cambridge's core area.