Saskatoon to vote on zoning for massage parlours, escort agencies
In this photo taken Monday Jan. 10, 2011 a prostitute advertises her wares behind red-lit windows in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Saskatoon council is voting on a bylaw that would allow escort agencies and massage parlours to set up in specific areas. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)
Published Wednesday, July 18, 2012 7:07AM EDT
SASKATOON -- Saskatoon city council will vote on a bylaw that dictates where escort agencies and massage parlours can set up shop.
But officials say it is not the creation of a red-light district.
The proposed bylaw to be voted on today says adult services would have to operate in light or heavy industrial areas.
An amendment also says those services can't be within 160 metres of a residential area, school, park or recreational facility.
Alan Wallace, the city's planning manager, says there is the perception that the move will create a red-light district.
But he says that's not the case.