Village Legacy Project / Easter Seals Drop Zone / Community Breakfast

The Village Legacy Project - In the News!

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 (

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! 

August 2017


Village people: Take a tour of Ottawa's LGBTTQ+ past

Interview with Glenn Crawford on The Village Legacy Project and the historical significance of the Bank Street area

Read Article


Walking Through the History of Ottawa's Gay Village

A look at The Village Legacy Project app, with remarks from Bank Street B.I.A Executive Director Christine Leadman and Glenn Crawford

Screen Shot 2017-10-02 at 12.54.36 PM.png

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: