Come shop, eat and play Cambridge!

The City of Cambridge, in partnership with the Downtown Cambridge and Hespeler Village Business Improvement Areas (BIAs), will close a portion of Main Street and Queen Street to create pedestrian-friendly spaces for you to enjoy beginning Victoria Day long weekend.

Look for additional patios on the streets, pop-up markets, live music and other events - we hope to see you there!

Downtown Cambridge Road Closure: 

  • Main Street (between Ainslie St. and Water St.) in Galt will be closed to vehicles seven days a week starting Friday, May 19, 2023 through Monday, October 9, 2023 (Thanksgiving Monday)

Map of Main Street Closure

Visit Downtown Cambridge BIA for more information on exciting events being hosted this summer! 

Hespeler Village Road Closure: 

  • Queen Street East (between Guelph Ave. and Tannery St.) in Hespeler will be closed to vehicles on weekends only starting Friday, June 2, 2023 to Sunday, October 1, 2023.  Weekend closures will begin each Friday at 4 p.m. and end on Sunday at 9 p.m.

Queen Street Road Closure

Visit Hespeler Village Business Improvement Area for details on summer events! 

The Seasonal Road Closure Program was first introduced in 2020. In fall 2022, the City sought public feedback on the program and received an overwhelmingly positive response in favour of continuing them.  Moving forward, Cambridge Council has now approved funds to support the Seasonal Road Closures each year as budget permits.

Businesses looking to expand or create a new patio can apply online. Visit,