Two separate motions to bring two more adult entertainment licenses to Dundas Place failed to gain favor with councilors after a tidal wave of opposition from neighbours.
A public session before the Council’s Community and Protection Services Committee heard from downtown residents and neighboring businesses who expressed concern that the block of Dundas east of Clarence Street would be harmed if more adult entertainment was allowed.
Solid Gold already has live adult entertainment near the southeast corner.
One application aims to move a live adult entertainment license from a former strip club location in Lavish to an LGBTQ2+ nightclub at 238 Dundas St.
An application by an independent company aims to move a body massage license from Exeter Road to a vacant building a few houses to the west at 232 Dundas St.
On Tuesday, the committee unanimously recommended that the council reject both motions.
In a statement last week, Lavish wrote that it’s not linked to the massage parlor license.
“Lavish denies that the two licenses are linked. We believe this is being done on purpose by the City of London. The application is unfairly linked to the proposed massage parlor, which can be documented by an error on the part of city staff,” the statement said.
The council will make a final decision on September 6th.