Come shop, eat and play Cambridge!

Thanks to your tremendous support, the City of Cambridge, in partnership with the Downtown Cambridge and Hespeler Village Business Improvement Areas (BIAs), created pedestrian-friendly spaces for you to enjoy from May to October 2022.

This seasonal road closure to portions of Main Street and Queen Street has now ended. Please share your thoughts by taking our survey by November 17, 2022. Take the Survey Now

Downtown Cambridge Road Closure: 

  • Main Street between Water Street and Ainslie Street

Full closure, seven days a week, beginning Friday May 20, 2022 to Monday October 10, 2022.

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 Adam Street and Tannery Street. 

Weekends only, beginning Friday, June 3, 2022 to Sunday, October 9, 2022. The closure will take place each Friday at 4:30 p.m. and last until Sunday at 9:00 p.m.

Queen Street Road Closure

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

In March 2022, Council approved the continuation of the City's temporary road closure program and patio programs. The programs were first introduced in 2020 to support businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Learn more about the City of Cambridge Business Area's 

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