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Dundas Place is a destination for shopping, dining, art, and celebration. From Wellington to Ridout Streets, Dundas Place is a flexible street shared by pedestrians, cyclists, and motorists. With extra wide sidewalks and no curbs, parking spaces can easily transform into patios, be used for sidewalk sales, or by street performers.

Dundas Place can be closed to vehicles for special events and programming, to offer more space for pedestrians and cyclists.  


Events on Dundas Place

Click the drop-down below for a full list of upcoming special events to enjoy on Dundas Place! With concerts, pop-up markets, cultural events, food festivals and art festivals, there's something for everyone on Dundas Place.

Special events on Dundas Place

August events

Latin Community Festival '22

A celebration of all things Latin America! Featuring live music, authentic Latin American cuisine, and an array of vendors.

  • Where: Dundas Place between Ridout Street and Talbot Street
  • When: August 12, 4 to 10 p.m. and August 13, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Learn more: https://www.culturx.ca/

Dundas Village Arts Festival

Featuring live music, arts, food, demos, and more. Free and open to the public!

  • Where: Dundas Place between Clarence Street and Wellington Street
  • When: August 13, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Learn more: https://www.jonathons.ca/

Peace by Chocolate | FCFF Film Club

The Forest City Film Festival Film Club features films with connections to Southwestern Ontario, films from TIFF, and films you absolutely shouldn’t miss out on! Expect fascinating films, regionally connected shorts, and interactive conversations with filmmakers. Pre-registration is required. You can pre-register by clicking the link below. 

Overview of Peace by Chocolate: A Syrian refugee struggles to settle into his new Canadian small-town life in Nova Scotia, caught between his dream to become a doctor and preserving his family's chocolate-making legacy.

Vintage on the Block

A one-of-a-kind vintage street sale event featuring over 25 vendors, live music, and more.

September events

Run Woman Run | FCFF Film Club

The Forest City Film Festival Film Club features films with connections to Southwestern Ontario, films from TIFF, and films you absolutely shouldn’t miss out on! Expect fascinating films, regionally connected shorts, and interactive conversations with filmmakers. Pre-registration is required. You can pre-register by clicking the link below. 

Run Woman Run  the underdog tale of a woman reclaiming her dreams, family and honoring her life, all thanks to an unlikely coach. This was one of FCFF's favourite films from the festival circuit last year!

 

Big Moo’d Market 2022

It’s time to milk Summer 2022 for all it’s worth! The Dairy Farmers of Ontario bring you a post-to-pay experience inspired by your favourite local vendors and the tastes of summer. No cash required, just selfies!

Doors Open London 2022

Explore the rich heritage of the Forest City and get an inside look at London's many museums, heritage sites, and community businesses. Enjoy re-enactments, live performances, or other interactive performances as participating sites highlight their less-known stories and histories.

London Comic Con

London Comic Con is back! Indoors at RBC Place (paid entry) and outdoors at Dundas Place (free). Enjoy activities along Dundas along with partners such as London Public Library, TAP Centre for Creativity, and the Mana Lounge.

  • Where: Dundas Place between Richmond Street and Wellington Street
  • When: Saturday, September 17, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday, September 18, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.     
  • Learn more: https://londoncomiccon.ca

Punk Rock Flea Market London

Punk Rock Flea Market London is a curated pop-up based in London, Ontario. Celebrate the DIY ethos and all things independent and handmade. With a guest curated playlist, kid-zone, live music, and community vibes, PRFM has a special place in many Londoners hearts and we're excited to bring it to Dundas Place in 2022.

October events

Source Local 

Source Local is a pop-up food truck event held during Ontario Agriculture Week to help Ontarians feel more connected to local farmers and food producers. 

Vintage on the Block

A one-of-a-kind vintage street sale event featuring over 25 vendors, live music, and more.

Witch’s Veil Night Market

Over 20 witchcraft and alternative vendors, live performances, music, readings, and more! Costumes encouraged.

  • Where: Dundas Place between Talbot Street and Richmond Street
  • When: October 30, 6 to 11 p.m.
  • Learn more: https://sevensisters.ca/

December events

Dia de Las Velitas

Day of the little candles is a Christmas event that begins the celebration of Navidad for the Colombian/Latinx community. Guests are invited to light candles, grab a free hot chocolate, and enjoy the live music.

Daily summer events on Dundas Place

Lunchtime Live Music

Kick back in our outdoor furniture over lunch hour and enjoy some of London's best musical talent.

  • Where: Market Lane
  • When: Mondays from June through September, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
  • Program partner: London Arts Council

Games in the Lane

A variety of giant games and toys are available for your enjoyment. You're never too old to play!

  • Where: Market Lane
  • When: Tuesdays from June through September, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Lunchtime Live Music - London Symphonia

Relax and recharge to a well rounded mix of chamber music played by some of London's best classical musicians.

Art Night on Dundas

Embrace your creativity, enjoy a host of artistic activities, and admire art by many of London's established and up & coming artists. Free, fun, and for everyone.

  • Where: London Music Hall Block (Dundas Place between Richmond St & Clarence St)
  • When: Thursdays from July through September, 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
  • Program partners: Forest City GalleryGood Sport, & IAOVA

Lunchtime Live Music

Kick back in our outdoor furniture over lunch hour and enjoy some of London's best musical talent.

  • Where: Market Lane
  • When: Fridays from June through September, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
  • Program partner: London Arts Council

Salsa Fridays

Come out alone or with a partner and let the music move you! Any skill level is welcome, from the novice to the experienced dancer.

  • Where: Library block (Dundas Place between Clarence St & Wellington St) 
  • When: Fridays from July through September, 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
  • Program partner: Latin Passion Dance Academy

Saturday Night Music Live

You're invited to live it up and enjoy a free outdoor concert! Featuring bands, hip hop artists, and the best of London's vibrant music scene.

  • Where: Library block (Dundas Place between Clarence St & Wellington St) 
  • When: Saturdays from June through September, 7:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
  • Program partner: London Arts Council

Sunday Jazz on Dundas Place

A free, casual outdoor jazz experience for anyone visiting the downtown. Proud to feature local musicians, limited seating provided.

  • Where: Market Lane
  • When: Sundays from June through September, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Program partner: London Ontario Jazz Hub
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Dundas Place Daily Events

While we strive to keep the most up-to-date events information on this page, please note event details may be subject to change.  

 If you have questions about Dundas Place, or would like to learn more, please contact Ryan Craven, Manager of Core Area Programs at rcraven@london.ca

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A map graphic showing traffic diversions on Dundas Place to support safety and mobility for all during construction.

Temporary traffic changes returning to Dundas Place

Beginning Thursday, April 14, temporary traffic changes will be in effect on Dundas Place between Ridout Street and Wellington Street, to maintain a safe cycling and pedestrian environment on Dundas Place during nearby construction downtown.

Barriers will be installed at both ends of Dundas Place, restricting in-bound vehicle access at Ridout and Wellington Streets. Instead, drivers will be able to access Dundas Place from Talbot, Richmond, and Clarence Streets to reach their destinations. Vehicles will still be able to exit Dundas Place at Ridout and Wellington Streets. 

Cyclists and pedestrians will continue to have unrestricted access to enter Dundas Place from all directions, including Ridout and Wellington Streets, and cyclists will still use the two general traffic lanes that are in place today for east-west connections. Click here for more information. 

Parking on Dundas Place

When Dundas Place is open to vehicles, parking on Dundas Place is now under a one-hour time limit and free 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday to Saturday. In the evenings between 6 p.m. and 8 a.m. and on Sundays and holidays, parking on Dundas Place is unrestricted and free.

This is only applicable at legal parking areas where it is indicated with signage that parking is permissible. Anything outside will be subject to enforcement.  

Please look for signage on the street that indicates where vehicles can be parked.

When the street is open to pedestrians and cyclists only and closed to vehicles, parking can be found nearby downtown. Please continue to follow all signage.

Learn more about parking downtown


Reporting a parking issue

To report a parking issue, contact Parking Services at:

Phone: 519-661-4537 (Monday - Friday between 8:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.)

Email: parkinginforcement@london.ca

When reporting a parking issue, leave a detailed description, including:

  • the exact location
  • the usual time of day you notice the parking issue
  • a description of the vehicle, including the plate, colour, and make of vehicle
  • your name and phone number
Biking on Dundas Place

Dundas Place is a shared space for pedestrians, cyclists, and drivers. Dundas Place is located near existing cycling infrastructure including the Thames Valley Parkway, and new protected bike lanes constructed downtown.

The speed limit for vehicles on Dundas Place was lowered to 30 kilometres an hour to support shared use of the space and improve safety for all road users.

During events on Dundas Place, cyclists may be asked to dismount and walk their bike through the event.

Bike racks are available along Dundas Place for bike parking. 

Learn more about biking in London


Booking an event

Dundas Place is built to offer many different vibrant and memorable experiences downtown, and is a hub in our core for artists, festivals, and unique businesses. Click the button below to apply to host an event on Dundas Place or Market Lane. 

Dundas Place and Market Lane Booking Form

 

Street vendors

Vendors who sell items such as art, crafts, handmade goods, vintage, or specialty retail can apply to become a street vendor in designated outdoor spaces on Dundas Place.

Merchants with existing brick and mortar locations can also participate in the pilot program to expand their business to outdoor locations along the flexible street.

There is a fee of $25 per quarter or an annual fee of $100 that covers the cost of administering the pilot program.

Applicants must provide proof of their insurance. Vendors will also be provided with tables and a tent to use on Dundas Place.

Locations for street vendors are determined in consultation with MainStreet London and the Downtown London BIA, and are selected based on the street’s amenities and space, the business types nearby, and pedestrian activity.

This application form is for non-food vendors only. For information on how to be a food vendor on Dundas Place, please email licensing@london.ca

Dundas Place Street Vendor Application Form