The Village Legacy Project looks at the Village and the history of the local LGBTTQ+ community over time. Drawing from a number of archival sources, including interviews with over 35 activists and leaders, The Village Legacy Project takes an insightful, poignant look at Bank Street's LGBTTQ+ history, and includes an interactive website and mobile app with short documentaries (villagelegacy.bankstreet.ca).
Check out the articles and video below for feature interviews, and a sneak-peak in to the beautiful archival images included in the project:
September 25 2017
Watch the newest interview with Christine Leadman, Executive Director of the Bank Street BIA & Glenn Crawford, Researcher for The Village Legacy Project, as they talk about The Village Legacy Project on Rogers TV Daytime segment with Dylan Black!
From the legal rights campaigns to pick-up hot spots
CBC Ottawa All In A Day interview with Glenn Crawford on the history of the Village on Bank
Keep checking back, new articles will be added!
September 18 2017
Downtown Bank Street is a proud sponsor of the Easter Seals Drop Zone 2017 in Ottawa! Yesterday brave individuals rappelled off of 333 Laurier - a 20 storey building in the heart of downtown Ottawa.
These individuals are both brave and generous, as they donated a minimum of $1,500, all of which went to the Easter Seals! The Ottawa Fire Department joined participants, and did a demo of a rescue during the event.
Check out the images below for some of our favourite shots from the day:
September 12 2017
On Tuesday, September 12th, Eggspectation hosted a community breakfast by donation, and the proceeds were donated to Montfort Hospital's "For You, Sweet Heart" campaign. The breakfast raised over $15,000! Watch the video and read about the event in the Ottawa Business Journal article below: