Pop-Up Stalls Adds to Pitt Street Experience

July 7, 2021
By Bob Peters

Cornwall Ontario  –  Local artisans, musicians and entrepreneurs can now rent a pop-up stall on Pitt Street during weekend street closures.


“Summertime weekend closures are an opportunity for residents and visitors to re-discover downtown Pitt Street,” said Eric Bergeron, Acting Mayor of the City of Cornwall. “The addition of pop-up stalls expands the number of businesses and organizations who can benefit. I hope residents plan a weekend stroll downtown to see who is popping up.”

This short-term on-street rental space is ideal for small retailers, artisans, artists, and non-profit associations,  and are an addition to the pop-up shops at the corner of Pitt and First Streets.

“We are working closely with the Downtown Business Improvement Association to help make these weekend street closures a success,” said Mark Boileau, General Manager of Planning, Development, and Recreation. “Staff are supporting the closures with pop-up stall rentals, improved signage, and continued promotion.”

Rental Info

The cost is $20 a day, including tax. Insurance is included and paid for by the Cornwall & Area Chamber of Commerce. You don’t need a special event or craft show vendor permit – simply book your stall online.

Clients can bring their own tables, chairs, umbrella, and protective barriers, as needed. Tents are permitted: they must be no larger than 10 feet by 10 feet, must not be placed over the sidewalk, and should be weighed down in each corner with a minimum of 10 pounds of weight.

Pop-up stall bookings are limited to those groups currently permitted under Ontario’s re-opening legislation. Commercial beauty products, food and beverage, resident garage sales, and personal care services (like massage therapy and hair styling) are not permitted uses of the pop-up stalls.

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