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Section of Red River Road to Close

Section of Red River Road to Close

for Waterfront StrEATery

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO ~~~ June 26, 2020 (LSN)  Red River Road from Court Street to St. Paul Street will be closed to both eastbound and westbound traffic from June 29 to July 3 for set-up of the Waterfront District StrEATery.

“We are happy to support the BIA’s StreEATery application that was part of City Council’s work on patio expansions that has allowed businesses to reopen. Closing the street will allow area businesses to serve more customers, and will give pedestrians additional room to safely enjoy the business area,” said Mayor Bill Mauro.

On July 4, this section of Red River Road will re-open to one-way eastbound traffic only. The StrEATery will operate for the remainder of the summer. Motorists are asked to observe and obey posted signage.


"We are beyond excited to work collaboratively with the City and our BIA with a vision that has been on many minds for years. The City has been integral with the initiative to help local businesses navigate a new normal through COVID-19 recovery,” said Jim Comuzzi, Chair, Waterfront District.

“This is a learning experience for all, and we appreciate the patience of our patrons as we use the opportunity to try new and exciting initiatives."

As of June 26 and for the remainder of the summer, all Transit buses that service Red River Road between Court Street and Cumberland Street will detour using Court Street to Camelot Street.  For more details on Transit detours please visit

Businesses interested in expanding or creating new patios should visit  to apply.


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