Sure, while most of us can agree on some television shows or musicians that are loved across the globe, there are some other " risque " forms of entertainment that many Canadians find taboo. Strip clubs used to be the place where guys would get together on the weekends and girls would go for their bachelorette parties. For years, the sex industry has always been at the epicenter of controversy and stigma but flourished nonetheless.
Londoners will have their chance to give their thoughts on the future of strip clubs and body rub parlours in the city. Not everyone agrees. Current laws on prostitution in Canada, introduced inmake it illegal to purchase sexual services but legal to sell them.
Today, one of the largest strip clubs in Etobicoke, the westernmost borough of Toronto, has become a gourmet burger restaurant. The vestiges of its past as a bar where men would visit to watch scantily clad women and drink beer have been replaced by family-friendly menus and waiters dressed in t-shirts and jeans, while the blacked-out windows have given way to an open, airy interior. The story is the same in many places across English Canada.
But determining whether someone is an employee or not is not always a straightforward exercise. We won that case. The nightclub in Washington took the position that strippers are self-employed entertainers and not its employees, and therefore were not entitled to the statutory minimum wage applicable to employees.
The subject who is truly loyal to the Chief Magistrate will neither advise nor submit to arbitrary measures. Fluctuating commodity prices have sent workers home from the oil sands left and right. And that disposable income — the wallets opened wide to buy rounds of private dances and overpriced drinks — has all but dried up with the layoffs.
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I guess that best place to start is the start, so how did you get into stripping? While I was in university, I figured the fastest way for me to make money was getting into stripping. I personally stayed in the industry because I enjoy my job a lot.
London — and, by extension, maybe all Canadian cities — is in the cross-hairs of a fight between two sides over just how far the city can or should go to regulate strip joints and body rub parlours, also known as the adult live entertainment industry. The city is updating its bylaw that licenses such establishments, with a proposal to keep an existing no-sexual touching rule that limits contact between workers and customers. Critics on the hands-off side say city hall is over-stepping its authority, that it has no business even licensing such operations — not since Canada brought in a new prostitution law three years ago that makes buying sex illegal. On the other side are advocates for women who work in the industry.
Burlesque performances—or elaborate, choreographed, and lavish theatrical striptease routines—could be found throughout the city of Toronto in the first half of the 20th century. The city was known as the "burlesque capital of Canada" and Toronto earned a reputation for offering many forms of entertainment for men of all ages during this period. The demand for such performances fuelled the rise of large established clubs and theatres like "The Casino" and the Lux Burlesque Theatre.
A bachelor party is one last raunchy night out with the boys before the wedding and most of the time this involves hitting up a strip club. These clubs can be a lot of fun, with gorgeous women gyrating on the stage, plenty of drinks, great music and a fun and sexy atmosphere. Of course, when you are in a strip club you will need to behave like a gentleman and follow the accepted etiquette. If you act inappropriately you are likely to be shown the door rather abruptly by a burly bouncer.