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NOTL council approves $15,000 for rainbow crosswalk
Kevin Do waves his rainbow flag during the rainbow crosswalk painting at Niagara College in 2019. (Brittany Carter)

Niagara-on-the-Lake council has set aside $15,000 for the installation of a rainbow crosswalk.

Lord Mayor Betty Disero said council still needs to vote on where the crosswalk will be installed and did not specify a timeline for when it might come to fruition. 

At its final meeting of 2021, NOTL council passed the proposal, recommended by the town's diversity, equity and inclusivity committee.

The funding for the project was included as part of the 2022 capital budget.

The committee also recommended the town install rainbow benches throughout the community. While the benches are not included in the capital budget, "the plan is to install them in all five villages," said communications coordinator Marah Minor.

The town is working with the committee to "allocate funding and determine the location."

Once funding and locations are determined the matter will go to council for final approval, she said.