The silence is broken with a DM picture of something ironic.
Undercover officers who scoped out the joint as part of the six-month undercover Operation Soap were probably serviced freely and willingly, but that did not stop then-police chief Jack Ackroyd from authorizing the raids on the basis of antiquated anti-prostitution laws.
Everyone is frantically rushing around the aisles to grab the cheapest bottle of booze they can find.
But the baths were considered safer.
On a recent summer afternoon, the Toronto Police LGBTQ Community Consultative Committee held an open house at Second Cup on Church, just around the corner from Steamworks.
Toronto's sex work industry is not only large, it's also important.