Angry members of Hamilton's gay community lashed out at public
officials last night, saying an inspection of a bathhouse made
them feel violated and unsafe.
Two men were charged with indecent acts at the Warehouse
Spa and Bath on Main Street West, after the multi-agency
task force performed a routine inspection Tuesday.
Officials said the inspection was based on complaints, but it
incensed members of the Gay Lesbian Bisexual Transgender community, and
resulted in yesterday's meeting with representatives from the task force.
The team is comprised of police, the fire department, health
inspectors and city building and licensing officers, among others.
In total, 14 establishments were inspected that night, uncovering 91
infractions and three criminal charges.
The other places inspected were the Skyline Bar and Billiards
on Main Street West, Leaf's Sports Bar and Grill on
Main Street West and Nimmi's Restaurant on Queen Street South,
The Windsor Hotel, Crossroads on Main Street East, Buddy's Restaurant
on King Street East, Logans Restaurant on Queen Street North,
Boomers on Paramount Drive, Polo's on Hess Street South, The
Blue Angel on King Street East, Neuroholistic Hamilton Inc. on
Upper Ottawa, Show World on King Street East and Venus
Spa on Highway 8 in Stoney Creek.
Yesterday's meeting was meant to educate the community about the
role of the task force, but it allowed many to
voice concerns over how the entity operates. Source.