Extended patio season begins Monday, June 14

Posted on Friday June 11, 2021

As part of the provincial Roadmap to Reopen, outdoor dining is now permitted with up to four people per table with exceptions for larger households. On May 11, Council approved the Temporary Patio and Road Closure project for 2021 for pedestrian-friendly access to local businesses and expanded dining opportunities.

Beginning the week of Monday, June 14, portions of Queen Street East in Hespeler and Main Street in Galt will be closed to vehicular traffic to support local businesses and encourage a safe pedestrian atmosphere this summer.

  • Queen Street East, between Guelph Avenue and Tannery Street, in Hespeler will be closed on Saturdays, 8 a.m. - 11 p.m., starting June 19 until October 9.
  • Main Street in Galt, between Aisnlie Street and Water Street, will be closed to vehicles seven days a week from June 14 until October 11.

For those looking to expand or create a new patio, the City has streamlined the process and is waiving permit fees to make it faster and easier to create safe outdoor spaces. Restaurant owners can apply online at www.cambridge.ca/businesslicence.

Since the beginning of the COVID- 19 pandemic, the City has undertaken various activities to support residents and the business community. Supporting road closures, patios, and related activities are additional elements aimed to assist with economic recovery and support a feeling of summer vitality in the community.