I knew that recently Kitchener's metro (which includes places like Waterloo and Cambridge) recently overtook London's position as the 10th largest metropolitan area in Canada. (Which for some reason includes places like St. Thomas and Strathroy... not really 'metro' if you ask me.)
What I didn't know is just how close these metros are in terms of population, due to the fact just how different these cities are. London is one big blob while K-W is a bunch of smaller blobs connected together.
London may have a bigger core due to this, but K-W has a better highway and transit system due to the need to get across a sizable area quickly.
These two metros will continue to share similar populations for the forseeable future...
In addition, these cities are insanely close, and only an hour drive apart!
With stats this similar, which will be bigger in the 2011 Census?