And lo, here are more reasons for queer people (and straight women, and the occasional straight guy who is into that sort of thing in the privacy of his bedroom but would never really admit it out loud) to love lust after Mayor Man-candy Gregor Robertson.
Curses! Damn you, Gregor! (Double-fist-shaking at the sky here.)
So anyhow, in addition to the fact that he's pushing to extend restaurant patio hours past 11 p.m., the mayor announced details about the family-friendly VIVA Vancouver summer series, which helps transforms public spaces, on July 3. The program will include:
• VIVA Granville, which will bring entertainment to Granville Street every weekend, including Latincouver, a bike rodeo, Five Hole for Food, Axe Capoeria, TaiwanFest, and more.
• Yaletown farmers' markets every Thursday (from mid-August to September)
• a Marpole street mural
• an expanded Pilot Parklet Program, which turns parking spots into public spaces sponsored by businesses
And just in time for Pride, permanent rainbow crosswalks will be created at Davie and Bute Street. Temporary ones had previously been painted at Davie and Denman for a trial run in 2012.
The news arrives shortly after the public release of the Davie Village Revitalization Report, which is seeking to find ways to ensure queer presence is retained in the West End.
In fact, this news makes me so ebulient that I am going to frolick around the office to the following cover by Sarah McLachlan. Whee.