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Kitchener-Waterloo is located in the southwest part of the province of Ontario.Using the 401 highway as a reference point, it is situated approximately 100 kilometres west of Toronto and approximately 300 kilometres east of Windsor..
Being only a one to one and a half hour drive to Toronto means that many people are willing to commute.
The twin cities are only a three to four hour drive from the automotive centres of Windsor, Ontario and Detroit, Michigan. Accordingly, many automotive industries can thrive in the area. Such industries as Budd Canada and Lear Siegler Industries are good examples.
Surrounding the cities is a great deal of workable, thriving farmland and many smaller towns and villages. This provides another strong economic basis for the area as shown by the presence of Schneider's Meats and the ongoing success and durability of the Kitchener and Waterloo Farmer's Markets.
The Mennonites form a distinctive part of the local agriculturalbusiness. Their unique cultural and religious style adds greatly to the character and charm of the area. The strong German background of the community is reflected in the strong appeal of the world famous OKTOBERFEST celebration.
The whole area is very proud of the Centre-In-The-Square, where the best of North American/Canadian entertainment and culture is showcased on a regular basis.
The high profile and strong presence of two world class universities forms a solid technological basis for research and development and related spin off businesses.