Saskatoon bans strip clubs in city

Strip clubs have been ghettoized in Saskatoon after City Hall ordered them relegated to the...

Strip clubs have been ghettoized in Saskatoon after City Hall ordered them relegated to the industrial boonies of the city. (FOTOLIA)

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Strip clubs have been ghettoized in Saskatoon after City Hall ordered them relegated to the industrial boonies of the city.

But if you think strippers, forklifts and the sounds of transport trucks reversing are a turn on, you're out of luck.

"We don't have any strip clubs operating in Saskatoon," city councillor Darren Hill said in an interview Wednesday, adding there hasn't been a strip club in the city for a "number of years."

The new bylaw restricts any strip clubs to industrial areas and away from residences, the same way the Adult Services Bylaw moved other similar businesses, such as adult massage parlours, last year.

The businesses can operate in light or heavy industrial areas in the city, but cannot be too close together. Hill said council wanted to avoid creating a red light district.

Clubs with the correct licence can have two stripping events per month without moving to the industrial area, Hill said.


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