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A full review of the Brothels (Location and Commercial Sexual Services Signage) Bylaw 2013 has resulted in some minor amendments being proposed.
Named submissions and a staff report were considered by the Hearings Panel. These documents are now available online(external link).
The Hearings Panel considered all information presented and will make a recommendation to the Council, who will then make a final decision.
As a Council, we have to review all of our bylaws on a regular basis and we’ve now carried out a review of the 2013 brothels bylaw. This review is needed to make sure our controls for brothels remain effective and reflect any changes in circumstances.
We consider that the brothels bylaw has largely been working well and propose to retain the current restrictions on signage and location including the rules which prevent the location of brothels within multi-unit residential complexes. Our proposal is to make some relatively minor changes to the bylaw’s layout and wording to make it more user-friendly and easier to understand including:
You can also read the full proposed amendments to the bylaw before making a submission below.