"The City That Fun Forgot" Seeks Nightlife Leader to Revamp Image
To counter this image, municipal leaders are aiming to hire an individual to champion the city's nocturnal scene. While the official job title is yet to be decided, potential options include night mayor, nightlife commissioner, or night czar. Some local residents, like Amen Jafri, a federal government employee and documentary filmmaker, believe that this appointee faces a challenging task. Jafri, whose documentary "The City That Fun Forgot?" delved into Ottawa's perceived lack of vibrancy nearly a decade ago, noted that interviewees in her film described Ottawa as "a good place for a long nap."