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 17, 2024 through Monday, October 14, 2024 (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, May 31, 2024 to Sunday, September 1, 2024.  Weekend closures will begin each Friday at 4 p.m. and end on Sunday at 5 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. The City has continud to seek public feedback on the program each year and received an overwhelmingly positive response in favour of continuing them. 

Below are the 2023 survey results 

 

Engage Cambridge Survey - Downtown Cambridge

 
  • Positive Perception: 79% of respondents view the closure positively.
  • Desire for Continuation: 81% express interest in the closure continuing.
  • Closure Length Preferences: 62% prefer a full summer closure.

For more information, visit Engage Cambridge 

 Engage Cambridge Survey - Hespeler Village
 
  • Positive Perception: 74% of respondents view the closure positively.
  • Desire for Continuation: 75% express interest in the closure continuing.
  • Closure Length Preferences: 46% prefer Friday to Sunday closure.

For more information, visit Engage Cambridge 

 

Downtown Cambridge BIA Membership Survey

 
  • Support for Closure: 83% of respondents support the closure next year.
  • Closure Length Preferences: 75% prefer a 7-day closure.

For more information contact: invest@cambridge.ca 

 Hespeler Village BIA Membership Survey
 
  • Support for Closure: 72% of respondents support the closure next year.
  • Closure Length Preferences: 63% prefer Friday to Sunday closure.

For more information contact: invest@cambridge.ca 

Moving forward, Cambridge Council has approved annual closures and associated funds to support the Seasonal Road Closures each year. 

Businesses looking to expand or create a new patio can apply online. Visit, cambridge.ca/businesslicence