Daniel Ross

Historian of the city, politics, and society

“When Sex Dominated Yonge Street”: My piece in Spacing Magazine’s Fall 2014 issue

Spacing33-cover-940x724One of the advantages of doing research on the recent history of Toronto’s downtown is public interest. People care about Yonge Street, about its past, present, and future. They’re interested in how we dealt with issues like transit or public space in the 1970s, in part because they may have been there, and in part because we’re still dealing with them today.

I’ve written for Spacing Magazine once before, but this is my first feature article. It’s about Toronto debating the massage parlours, strip clubs, and other sex shops that sprung up on Yonge in the 1970s. Pick up a copy of Spacing’s Fall 2014 issue (you can do that here or in your local independent bookstore) and take a stroll back to Sin Strip…

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This entry was posted on October 3, 2014 by in public history, publications, Toronto.

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