Title

Could Markham Set Up Its Own Red-Light District?

Document Type

Media Mention

Publication Date

6-8-2017

Source Publication

YorkRegion.com

Description

Could Markham establish its own red-light district?

At least one councillor thinks so in spite of it being a direct challenge to current federal law.

Ward 3 Coun. Don Hamilton, in reaction to complaints of illegal residential bawdy houses in his ward, suggested it might be time to zone such places in the industrial or commercial areas of Markham.

"If council wants to discourage prostitution from occurring anywhere/everywhere across our city, then perhaps we should look at zoning which isolates it to a less desirable area such as a commercial/industrial area, which may keep it out of our residential communities (where apparently it now exists) and relegates it to an area where the authorities can keep a watchful eye on it," he said.