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Toronto-Area Residents Want Swinger's Clubs Ousted From Their Neighbourhood

By KJ Mullins     Jun 26, 2008 in Lifestyle
At Club Hers, Jay-Jay's and Menage A Quarte consenting adults have a grand old time exploring their partners and the partners of other members. Neighbours of the swinger clubs want them to get the heck out of their Etobicoke neighbourhood.
City Hall is not happy with the swinging clubs being in their town, close to Toronto. they say the rampant sexual desire brings out a vibe that isn't wanted in the neighbourhood.
According to a report from CityNews.ca Etobicoke-Lakeshore Coun. Mark Grimes wants the clubs to get out.
"I certainly don't want them in my ward and my community does not want them."
There have been protests when Jay-Jay's, a former country-western bar turned swinger's club, opened in May. at least 2,000 have signed a petition that expresses their displeasure at the zoning loopholes that allow sex clubs to operate in their neighbourhoods.
"This is not what we want the area to become," claims area resident Scott Waddell. "We think they need to be zoned outside of residential areas and there's droves of people that I think agree with this."
The owner of Menage A Quatre Richard Polara counters with the fact that his club brings young, elegant, affluent, beautiful people to the neighbourhood.
Not all of the residents are as concerned about the sex clubs as they are about the other crimes that take place in their part of town.
"It's not causing any problems. They should deal with all the rest of the problems around here," insisted local Lori-Ann Houston. "The crack dealers and the prostitution."
City Hall voted on Tuesday to look for ways to close down the clubs or at the very least have them moved out of residential areas.
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