Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Ottawa, Canada’s stylish and attractive capital city, is the fourth largest city in the country. The impressive Gothic Revival styling of the buildings on Parliament Hill is complemented by the contemporary styling of the National Arts Centre, National Gallery of Canada, Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography, the Canadian Museum of Civilization, the Canadian Tribute to Human Rights Monument, the stunning Rideau Canal and other national institutions of interest.
Ottawa is also the seat of national government, where Canada’s first legalized same-sex marriage was proclaimed into law nationally, on July 20, 2005, and continues to be the main centre where any legal discussions take place, and all new legislation is passed.
Ottawa’s burgeoning LGBTQ+ Village is focused centrally downtown in a six block area centred around Bank Street, and includes the Centretown Pub (CP to locals), Edges, T’s Pub, and Swizzles, as well as the Lookout Bar & Nightclub in the Byward Market, which is also located downtown.
TYear-round festivals abound in the capital region, including Capital Pride. In January 2020, Capital Pride announced the appointment of its first-ever Executive Director, Osmel Guerra Maynes, who had previously held senior management positions in Vancouver and Toronto. The annual Capital Pride Festival will be celebrating 35 years of being Ottawa’s most colourful festival in August, 2020.
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