Government Street merchants OK with closing street for Victoria buskers’ fest

Council still must make final decision on whether to temporarily block off street

A proposal for evening closures of Government Street during the 2012 Victoria International Buskers Festival has won approval from all affected merchants.

Festival society executive director, John Vickers, presented the signatures in support to city council March 8.

If council grants his proposal, Government Street will close to traffic for nine evenings during the festival, running July 20 to 29. It takes place in venues around downtown Victoria.