Dundas Place

Upcoming events

With concerts, pop-up markets, cultural events, food festivals and art festivals, there's something for everyone on Dundas Place.

Weekly events

The City is offering a wide variety of weekly reoccurring events and activities on Dundas Place, all free to attend. Popular events including Street Salsa Fridays, Sunday Jazz in Market Lane and Games in Market Lane make a return to Dundas Place this summer. The City will be offering new events on Dundas Place, including the Core Area Walking Group and Summer Street Curling. 

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June events

  • Forest City Slow Roll – Friday, June 3 from 3 to 8 p.m. on Dundas Street between Ridout Street and Talbot Street, on the north side of Budweiser Gardens

  • London Music Week Kick-Off Party – Saturday, June 10 from 1 to 11:30 p.m. on Dundas Street between Richmond Street and Clarence Street

  • Summer Saturdays - Saturday, June 10 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Dundas Street between Wellington Street and Ridout Street. Summer Saturdays is Dundas Place’s first ever street festival where businesses, artists, non-profit organizations and other vendors get together to promote their business, products and talents. 

  • Forest City Film Festival Film Screening of “I Like Movies” – Tuesday, June 13 starting at 8 p.m. in Market Lane

  • London Music Week Latin Street Party – Thursday, June 15 from 5 to 11 p.m. on Dundas Street between Clarence Street and Wellington Street

  • London Music Week Super Saturday – Saturday, June 17 on Dundas Street between Richmond Street and Clarence Street

  • Night Market London – Friday, June 30 from 7 to 11 p.m. on Dundas Street between Ridout Street and Richmond Street.

July events
  • Canada Day London – Friday, July 1 from 12 to 11 p.m. on Dundas Street between Ridout Street and Richmond Street.
  • Forest City Film Festival Film Screening of “Burden” – Tuesday, July 11 starting at 8 p.m. in Market Lane

  • Middle East Festival – Saturday, July 15 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Dundas Place between Talbot Street and Richmond Street

  • South Asian Cultural Festival – Saturday, July 15 from 12 to 8 p.m. on Dundas Street between Ridout Street and Talbot Street

  • Summer Saturdays - Saturday, July 15 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Dundas Street between Wellington Street and Ridout Street. Summer Saturdays is Dundas Place’s first ever street festival where businesses, artists, non-profit organizations and other vendors get together to promote their business, products and talents. ​​​​​​

  • South Asian Cultural Festival – Sunday, July 16 from 12 to 8 p.m. on Dundas Street between Ridout Street and Talbot Street

  • Summah Sizzle Block Party – Friday, July 21 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Market Lane.

  • Summah Sizzle Block Party – Saturday, July 22 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Market Lane.

  • Summah Sizzle Block Party – Sunday, July 23 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Market Lane.

  • Sounds Gay, I’m In Market – Saturday, July 29 from 12 to 6 p.m. on Dundas Street between Talbot Street and Richmond Street 

August events
  • Latin Community Festival – Friday, August 11 from 4 to 10 p.m. on Dundas Street between Ridout Street and Talbot Street
  • Latin Community Festival – Saturday, August 12 from 1 to 10 p.m. on Dundas Street between Ridout Street and Talbot Street
  • Summer Saturdays - Saturday, August 12 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Dundas Street between Wellington Street and Ridout Street. Summer Saturdays is Dundas Place’s first ever street festival where businesses, artists, non-profit organizations and other vendors get together to promote their business, products and talents. ​​​​​​
  • Latin Community Festival – Sunday, August 13 from 12 to 5 p.m. on Dundas Street between Ridout Street and Talbot Street
  • Forest City Film Festival Film Screening of “Tehranto” – Tuesday, August 15 starting at 8 p.m. in Market Lane

September events
  • Sivar Fest – Friday, September 15 from 4 to 10 p.m. in Market Lane
  • Sivar Fest – Saturday, September 16 from 3 to 10 p.m. in Market Lane

  • Summer Saturdays - Saturday, September 16 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Dundas Street between Wellington Street and Ridout Street. Summer Saturdays is Dundas Place’s first ever street festival where businesses, artists, non-profit organizations and other vendors get together to promote their business, products and talents. ​​​​​​

  • SoCan Saturday – Saturday, September 16 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Dundas Street between Ridout Street and Talbot Street

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


About Dundas Place

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.  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.

Temporary traffic changes return to Dundas Place 

Temporary traffic restrictions have been reinstated on Dundas Place at Wellington Street and Ridout Street as a construction mitigation to support Dundas Place as a gathering space for patios, entertainment and events, as well as an important east-west connection for cyclists and pedestrians. This temporary traffic diversion arrangement will be in place until November 2023.  

Barriers have been installed at Ridout Street North and Wellington Street, restricting in-bound motor vehicle access at both ends of Dundas Place; however, drivers will still be able to exit Dundas Place at these locations. 

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Dundas Place Traffic Diversions Map

Visitors driving to Dundas Place destinations can use Talbot Street, Richmond Street, and Clarence Street when travelling from the south, and using Talbot Street and Richmond Street when coming from the north. 

People walking or biking have unrestricted access to enter Dundas Place from all directions, including Wellington Street and Ridout Street North. Cyclists can continue to use the two general traffic lanes that are in place today for east-west connections.

This is the third year the traffic configuration is being implemented, as part of efforts to decrease the volume of motor vehicles using Dundas Place as an east/west route for crossing downtown during core construction. Decreasing the volume of cars during the summer months has been found to support comfort and safety of cyclists and pedestrians while contributing to better patio experiences on Dundas Place.

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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