The matter of striptease clubs in Toronto is actually a very interesting one. Toronto prohibited lap dancing at one point. Yup, they banned lap dancing from strip clubs. It’s like banning pistachio flavoured ice cream from your favourite ice cream shop. Who does that? It makes no sense. One legendary striptease club stepped up to the oppression: a real Spartacus fighting for the freedom of lap dancing. The Brass Rail (http://www.brassrailtavern.com/) at 701 Yonge Street actively fought Toronto’s government in court. They went THAT far to defend lap dancing, it’s mind-blowing. The club is a famous venue for celebrities that visit the city during the Toronto Film Festival. Samuel L. Jackson, Charlize Theron and many others had a wonderful time in the Brass Rail.
Some say that the lap dance ban killed the scene but I beg to differ, it’s very much alive in the close off VIP lounges. For Your Eyes Only (https://fyeo.ca/) at 563 King St. W. and The Landing Strip (https://www.thelandingstrip.ca/) at 191 Carlingview Dr. are very similar clubs owned by the same company. Bonus points to the Landing Strip for the name play, they’re located right next to the airport.