More patio space: City opening up two streets for expanded outdoor dining

The Halifax Regional Municipality continues to monitor and respond to the rapidly evolving effects of COVID-19.

As part of the Halifax Mobility Response Plan, the following changes will go into effect by end of business day on Wednesday, June 2 and will be in place until the end of September.

Bedford Row

Bedford Row, between the Founders Square parking garage and Prince Street, will be temporarily closed to vehicle traffic to allow for additional patio space.

The area between the Founders Square parking garage and Sackville Street will be converted from one-way to two-way traffic. To accommodate this adjustment, the east side of Bedford Row will be converted to a No Stopping/Tow-away zone. The two parking spaces on the west side of Bedford Row will be converted into loading spaces and an additional loading space will be added on Prince Street, at the Bedford Row intersection. This is to support access to the parking garage and businesses in the area, which will be maintained at all times.   

Cyclist access will not be permitted in this area, however, Bedford Row will remain fully open to pedestrians.

Grafton Street

Grafton Street, between Carmichael and Prince streets, will be temporarily converted into a one-way, southbound street also to allow for additional patio space.

Sidewalks will remain open on both sides of the road. Parking and loading spaces will not be impacted while this adjustment is in place.

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