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Group Trying (Again) To Have A Portion of Bank Street Designated Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual Village
with files from Stephanie Kinsella
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Following Sunday’s Pride Parade that drew record crowds here in the capital, a local group is optimistic that a portion of Bank Street will soon be recognized officially as a gay, lesbian, bisexual Village.
While rainbow pride flags dot storefront windows along Bank Street, the Village Committee is hoping to take the unofficial designation and make it official with 6 street signs.
Committee Chair Glenn Crawford says the signs with the city of Ottawa logo and rainbow colours would only be noticed by those looking for them.
A third survey is being conducted on the issue.
This time, Councilor Diane Holmes’ office is asking nearby residents what they think of the designation. Holmes says, if the response is mostly positive, the signs could be in place by November. (Source)