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Hespeler BIA wants feedback from businesses on Walk Queen closure

Business and property owners can have their say on the success of the summer street closure
A banner promoting the Walk Queen Saturdays and pedestrian closure last summer between Guelph Avenue and Tannery Street.

With the seasonal closure of Queen Street ending earlier this month, the Hespeler Village Business Improvement Area is seeking input through an online survey from businesses and property owners on what worked well and refinements they'd like to see made.

From May until the beginning of October each year, the section of the street between Guelph Avenue and Tannery Street is blocked off to vehicle traffic on the weekends. The goal being to draw increased foot traffic to the area and promote support for local businesses.

As part of the shut down businesses, community groups and volunteers worked together to put on various events. From live music and backyard games to expanded patios and markets, all of the events were inclusive and free of charge.

Now, the BIA wants feedback from those impacted the most by the closure on how the initiative can be improved in 2024.

Business and property owners can have their say on if they're in support of the closure happening again, the duration they'd like to see it last, the days in which the street is closed and any other comments and recommendations.

To fill out the survey visit