Pedestrian Area Pilot Project On Lock Street In Port Carling

Downtown Port Carling (Photo Credit: Township of Muskoka Lakes)

The Township is excited to announce a pilot project for Lock Street in Port Carling that will see the street converted to a pedestrian only space this summer. This initiative is one of the key public realm projects identified in the new Community Improvement Plan (CIP).

Beginning July 1, 2022 through September 6, 2022, Lock Street in Port Carling will be closed to vehicular traffic. During this time, Lock Street will be a safe pedestrian space to connect with friends and family alike. The new pedestrian area will feature picnic tables ready for you to enjoy takeout from a local restaurant and life-sized board games allowing you to challenge a friend.

“We consistently heard from the community during the development of the CIP the need for more pedestrian safe spaces and connections in the downtowns. Lock Street will be great place for people to gather safely and enjoy the beautiful surroundings that Muskoka Lakes has to offer,” said Mayor Phil Harding. “We are also excited to be working with the District of Muskoka on the installation of pedestrian crosswalks.”

On July 1, 2022, Canada Day, the community is invited to the Lock Street Kick Off Event happening from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm. The event will include a Free Mayor’s BBQ, live music, life-sized board games and of course an official ribbon cutting. Stay tuned throughout the summer for future events as they are announced.

More information about the Community Improvement Plan can be found on the Township’s community engagement platform – Engage Muskoka Lakes.


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