Rainbow Pride banners will fly along Brant St. in Burlington during the month of June


Published January 31, 2022 at 1:32 pm

The City of Burlington will be installing Rainbow Pride nanners along a portion of Brant St. in June.

The banners are aimed at recognition and support of Burlington’s 2SLGBTQIA+ (Two-Spirit, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, Asexual) community and will be displayed for at least each of the next three years.

The new location, on Brant St. between Fairview St. and Ghent Ave., joins the existing locations of other banners:

Lakeshore Rd. between Nelson Ave. and Brant St. along frontage of Spencer Smith Park for Sound of Music promotional banner

Ontario St. and Brant St. adjacent to Veteran Square and City Hall for Remembrance Day banners

Brant St. from Ghent Ave. to Victoria Ave./Baldwin St. for Downtown Burlington promotional banners

City staff recommended the Brant St. location for the Pride banners because it is well travelled by vehicles and pedestrians and it contains suitable streetlight infrastructure for banners to be installed on both sides of the road and at a safe height above the sidewalk.

The total estimated cost for this project is $9,500 (19 banners at $500/each) and will be funded using the Public Art Installation for Marginalized Groups capital project that received $45,000 in the 2022 approved budget.

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