This February’s First Friday will be an opportunity to envision the possibility of a pedestrian street in downtown Sarnia. The public is invited to visit Lochiel Street downtown and share their ideas on Friday, February 7 from 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm. Lochiel Street will be closed to traffic between Front Street and Christina Street beginning at 1:00pm and will reopen by 10:00 pm.

Staff will be onsite to facilitate public input. The public is also encouraged to provide feedback on the idea board, sharing thoughts about fire pits, seating, greenery, a marketplace, and more. The closed portion of the street will feature overhead, string lighting, donuts from The Ice Creamery, Wendy Kim’s Spring Rolls, maple syrup taffy provided by the St. Clair Conservation Authority, and busker performances. 

Sarnia residents and business owners are invited to provide feedback on the City’s public engagement webpage, www.speakupsarnia.ca/pedestrian-street-pilot.

Sarnia City Council endorsed this pedestrian street pilot project at their December 9, 2019 meeting for the purpose of gathering feedback on the concept.