An awesome, clean and friendly sex shop for women and queer folks? Yes, please. Venus Envy Ottawa is one of two small Canadian sex shops, the other being Halifax, which also has a full bookstore.It first opened in 2001 on Parent Avenue in the Byward…

Stroked Ego is a great boutique men's clothing store that's gay owned and operated. Opening at 224 Bank in 2010, the store relocated to its current location on the second floor at 131 Bank five years later. The store offers a wide and fashionable…

Now located on the second floor at 256 Bank, One in Ten is a long-standing gay-owned sex shop. The store was located further north at 216 Bank for many years. Primarily a video rental store, with sex toys, lubes and condoms, the store also boasts a…

Clover is a clean and bright little bistro that offers, as their Web site describes, 'humble' cuisine that's all made with local, sustainable ingredients. It opened just north of Laurier on Bank in 2014. Chef West de Casto is getting raves from…

The Lord Elgin's queer history is legendary, and starts virtually at its opening in 1941. Located near the drill hall, it became a natural space for closeted gay and bisexual men, especially those working the government, to meet here. In the 50s and…

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The historic Château Laurier opened to great excitement in April 1912. That it has a queer history is undeniable, but it's hard to say when that began. Certainly by the 1950s and 60s, people in the know knew they could find easy sex at the glamorous…

The Buzz Restaurant is a bistro-style eatery and bar in the heart of the Village. The main features or the space are the bar area itself with a striking wall shelf for liquor, and the banquettes that line the wall with extra high upholstered seating.…

Stonewall - Wilde's is a new merger of two longstanding gay-owned stores, a bookstore and a sex shop, with its own unique product line of local handmade arts and crafts and men's fashion and accessories. After Stonewall was a LGBT-specific bookstore…

Located just west of Bank Street, the Gilmour Inn offers Edwardian elegance to guests in seven beautifully appointed rooms since its opening in 2012. Owner Richard Brouse purchased the property after selling the building of the former Inn on…