The riding of Cambridge was revised in the 2012 review of federal election boundaries. The population of the riding is just over 115,000 people living in approximately 43,000 households.
The City of Cambridge originally consisted of 3 separate cities – Galt, Preston and Hespeler. The riding of Cambridge consists of Galt and Preston, plus North Dumfries and the northern part of Brant county. Cambridge is known for its beautiful and scenic historical churches and bridges, North Dumfries and northern part of Brant county are picturesque with quaint communities.
The riding of Cambridge consists of the part of the Regional Municipality of Waterloo comprised of the part of the City of Cambridge lying southerly of Highway No. 401; the Township of North Dumfries; and the part of the County of Brant lying northerly of a line commencing at the intersection of the westerly limit of said county with Paris Plains Church Road; thence easterly along said road, its production to Scenic Drive, Scenic Drive and Howell Road to the easterly limit of said county.