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February Calendar

Check each date in our February calendar for some great things do on #DowntownBank. From Parliament to 417, and everything in between, downtown Bank Street has everything you need to celebrate the winter season. 

Holiday Calendar

Check each date in our holiday calendar for some gift-giving inspiration this holiday season. From Parliament to 417, and everything in between, downtown Bank Street has everything you need to celebrate the holidays. Find a unique gift for all the special people on your list.

 

Village Legacy Project

The Bank Street BIA is seeking a historian/researcher to assemble an historical perspective on the LGBTTQ community of Ottawa with references to champions of the movement locally, nationally and internationally.

Example of a street plaque from the Village in San Fransisco.

Example of a street plaque from the Village in San Fransisco.

The perspective should speak largely to the City-wide movement, activities, milestones, landmarks etc. and the role of Bank Street during these times recognizing that these may have culminated from worldwide activities which should also be incorporated.

We also seek to have the historical references interpreted and/or replicated in a physical manifestation that can be incorporated in the Bank Street BIA streetscape through several mediums including but not limited to photography, plaques, murals, banners, etc.

The total value of the project is $15,000
Proposals Due: July 29, 2016
Completion date for project is October 28, 2016

Please submit your proposal to:

C. Leadman
Executive Director
Bank Street BIA
300-176 Gloucester Street
Ottawa, Ontario
K2P 0A6

613-232-6255
cleadman@bankstreet.ca

Event Recap: Bundle Up

On February 20th we hosted a winter social in support of Operation Come Home. We invited community members to Bank Street to enjoy hot drinks, music, art, and support a great local cause. We asked everyone to bundle up in his or her favourite winter wear and join the Bank Street BIA and Operation Come Home for a heart-warming afternoon.  Event attendees were asked to bring winter clothing to donate to Operation Come Home. Overall, we were able to collect over 30 articles of clothing and someone graciously donated $100 worth of bus tickets. 

We worked with Creativision who created beautiful beautiful string art installations for Bundle Up.


We received a video from last week's event ‪‎Bundle Up‬‬ and we'd like to thank Moojan H. from Carleton University's Carleton School Of Journalism for attending #BundleUp and creating this great video!

Check it out here: 

The Bank Street BIA partners with Operation Come Home to raise awareness about youth homelessness in Ottawa.

We'd also like to thank Mayor Jim Watson, Councillor Catherine McKenney, Eric the Intern from CHEZ for attending the event. Thank you to Bridgehead Coffeehouse, Mr. Churritos, and of course Operation Come Home for your support and participation.