Village Legacy — Self Guided Tour

Presented by Bank Street BIA

The Self Guided tour runs throughout the entire Winterlude Festival – February 1st to the 18th 

Glenn Crawford is a self-employed graphic and Web designer and is the researcher and coordinator of the Village Legacy Project, a large-scale public art and historical initiative funded in part by the Bank Street BIA. For the Project, Glenn has developed a Web site and free mobile app for Apple and Android phones which includes several walking tours of the Village and of places of major significance to Ottawa’s LGBT community. Included on the app are hundreds of archival photographs and several short documentaries including interviews with over 40 LGBT community leaders, developed especially for the Project. The Project has also helped bring history directly on the street with several colourful public art initiatives.

Glenn has lived in the Ottawa area for over 45 years and in the Village for over 15. In addition to over a decade of community activism and fundraising, he was also the chair of the Village Committee which lobbied for the Village’s official designation by the City of Ottawa, done in 2011. He was awarded a 2007 Hero Award as Community Activist of the Year by Capital Xtra and was proud to be selected as the grand marshal of the 2010 Pride Parade.

Please note that this activity takes place on the web or through the Apple or Android application.

link to the map of the tour :

Photo Credit:

Club 363 – Capital Xtra

First Pride Parade – Phillip Hannan, GO Info/Library and Archives Canada

Rainbow Crosswalk – Glenn Crawford

  • Accessible
  • Free
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