As topless women danced to the boom of the bass inside, a mob of angry residents — some pushing strollers, others using canes — gathered outside on Lake Shore Boulevard West to protest the opening of Toronto’s newest strip club.
“My daughter walks past this strip on her way to school everyday,” said Robin Nassiah who, along with her nine-year-old daughter Laryssa, joined more than 200 residents, young and old, outside Jay Jay’s Inn.
“She won’t be walking home anymore, I can tell you that. Not past this,” added Nassiah, drawing attention to posters of two scantily-clad women glued to one of Jay Jay’s windows.
In an area of Lake Shore Boulevard residents say is “on the rise,” Jay Jay’s Inn bucks the trend of revitalization.