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A Comprehensive Gay Guide to Ottawa, Ontario
The second-largest city in Ontario and the seat of government in Canada, Ottawa has a population of about , - it's nearly 1. This attractive, tidy, and culturally vibrant city bisected by the scenic Rideau Canal and separated from the smaller city of Hull, Quebec by the Ottawa River is just a 2. The nearest major U. As Ottawa is capital of one of the most progressively gay-friendly countries in the Western Hemisphere, it's not surprising that the city has a sizable GLBT community. You won't find the raucous party scene more typical of Montreal and Toronto, but there are a handful of fun gay bars, not to mention a great variety of hip restaurants and lounges catering to a mixed bunch. For visitors and residents, much of the social and entertainment scene is anchored around downtown, within a few blocks of the magnificent government buildings of Parliament Hill. The roughly six-block span of Bank Street and to a lesser extent O'Connor Street between Somerset and Gladstone makes up the heart of this GLBT hub, which has just one gay bar but several shops, restaurants, and cafes with strong community ties.
Canada Ending Anti-Gay Army Rules
An adult movie theatre is a euphemistic term for a movie theatre dedicated to the exhibition of pornographic films. Adult movie theatres show pornographic films primarily for either a respectively heterosexual or homosexual audience. For the patrons, rules are generally less strict regarding partial- or full-nudity and public masturbation or sex , and such behavior may be condoned explicitly or simply tolerated by the management.