Heavy rains and strong winds took their toll on the planned grand opening of the Queen Street Promenade on June 25.
The outdoor vendors were cancelled for Friday evening, and when it became evident the rain would continue, the weekend closure was cancelled. Restaurants closed patios and reverted to pick up and delivery service.
The street closure, along with vendors and entertainment, will resume on July 2, after the province moves into step 2 of the reopening framework.
Across Bruce County, Huron County and into Grey County, reports of dark skies were reported on social media. Heavy rain and tornado warnings were issued over the weekend, and Environment Canada confirmed that one tornado, classed as an EF1, did touch down east of Chatsworth just before 5 p.m. on June 26, leaving behind substantial damage to some properties. No other tornados have been confirmed as of press time.