St Brigid’s is a deconcecrated church, having been sold by the Roman Catholic diocese in 2007, is now a cultural centre, with plays, art shows and concerts. Its owners hope to use revenues from renting the space to refurbish the 118-year-old building.
MLO’s deal with St Brigid means that organizers are putting out extra cash only a few weeks before the weekend, held Oct 24-26. Organizers are urging Ottawa’s queer community to support the event in its new location.
“Our produced contest promises to be full of frills and spills,” says Murray Lavigne in an email. “We count our blessings, so to speak, to have found this venue.” (Source)
Good to see a former church being used for such edifying and enriching purposes.