Toronto Refines No-Touch Rule for Strippers

October 31, 2012, The Star.

After strip club dancers reported that the current rules don’t prevent unwanted touching, city councillors have amended the no-touch rule by spelling out body parts that are off limits.


Under the changes approved Tuesday, council changed the bylaw to specify there be no physical contact with “uncovered breasts, buttocks, genital, pubic, anal and perineal areas of a patron or any other person.”

Council made a last-minute change at the request of Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam that city staff and the police consult with gay entertainers on how the bylaw will work.

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