Playoff Hub Returning To Canal Street For Bruins & Celtics Playoff Games

Photo: Courtesy of TD Garden

BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Boston's Canal Street will once again turn into the Playoff Hub for the Celtics and Bruins playoff home games at TD Garden, Mayor Michelle Wu and the Downtown North Association announced Friday.

Canal Street will become a car-free zone before and during the games, allowing approved restaurants and bars to extend their outdoor dining patios onto the sidewalk.

The Playoff Hub will be free and open to the public. Canal Street will be closed to vehicle traffic from noon on game days through one hour after the game ends.

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"We’re thrilled to give Boston fans an opportunity with both the Bruins and the Celtics in the playoffs this year to come together safely, cheer on their favorite teams, and support our local businesses," said Mayor Wu. "I’m grateful to our partners for working with us to bring back the Playoff Hub, creating a joyful experience for our hockey and basketball fans. I encourage everyone to come out before and during the playoff games to build community and support our teams."

"This is a really great thing for us to be doing to ensure we are encouraging local fans to support small businesses while celebrating Boston’s legacy as the city of champions at the teams’ doorstep! Our fans show up for our iconic teams year after year, so I can’t wait to take part in these festivities as we root for the Celtics and Bruins to take it all the way," said District 8 City Councilor Sharon Durkan.

The first Bruins playoff game against the Toronto Maple Leafs is Saturday, April 20. The first Celtics playoff game is Sunday, April 21.

Parking regulations will be posted ahead of Saturday's Bruins game. Vehicles in violation of posted regulations will be towed.

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