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Bank St art: where are the gay images?

Bike rack competition doesn't meet expectations

THIS IS IT. Out of the 50 bike rack designs, two androgynous figures locked in an embrace seems to be the closest representation of the area's gay community. Credit: (Bradley Turcotte photo)

The City of Ottawa unveiled 50 potential designs for bike racks along Bank St, but you’d be hard-pressed to find any representations of the area’s large gay community.

On Jun 12, the public got its first peek at the shortlisted designs at an open house at the Royal Canadian Legion on Kent St.

Xtra.ca videographer Bradley Turcotte was there, check out his video report: