Dozens of men have been charged as Toronto police crack down on a west-end park that has long been a cruising destination. In total, 72 individuals are facing 89 charges. The majority are bylaw infractions for indecent exposure, or sexual activity in public. There were also some trespassing, loitering, and drug-related charges. Marie Curtis Park, which straddles the division between Toronto and Mississauga, has long been a cruising spot for men seeking sex with other men.
Cruising isn’t dead, it’s just evolved
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I keep hearing that cruising is dead. Men have been lamenting the loss of this sacred art, which was used for generations before the online hook-up era. Some claim that younger men have lost the ability to enter the public sphere and use only their instincts to suss out other gay or bisexual men for sex. Such techniques are based on eye contact, body language and foot tapping in bathroom stalls. This art is not dead — at least not for those in the know — but rather has evolved with our times, using systems like Squirt.
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Marie Curtis Park was built after the devastating floods of Hurricane Hazel in destroyed 56 homes and cottages on the site, leaving 1, persons homeless and 81 dead. Long Branch at the time was a separate village; it's now amalgamated into the City of Toronto government. The park's western boundary is the municipal boundary between Toronto on the east and Mississauga to the west. The boundary is just west of the dog off-leash area.
Toronto is enraged after police sting in local park. Toronto police laid sexual misconduct and trespassing charges on 72 people this past Friday at Marie Curtis Park. Most of the charges laid were against men for indecent exposure and engaging in sexual activity.