Stripping Yonge

Stripping Yonge

(Screened in Toronto under the name “Wild for Kicks”, 1961)

Strippers on the stage or the screen seem to have had a long-lasting relationship with Yonge street. From the flashing lights of Zanzibar, once a dance studio, to the B-rated cinemas, Yonge have included and accommodated explicit sexual performance throughout its history.  Underneath a layer of tall buildings and “decent” business, stripping Yonge will get us to a thick layer of beat girls and guys.



About Ryerson On Yonge

A course in the Faculty of Arts, we have been studying the history of the neighbourhood around Yonge and Dundas, and Ryerson campus, in order to consider the social context and cultural importance of the new Student Learning Centre, which will occupy 341 through 355 Yonge Street. This blog is not an official Ryerson publication, and is a student-composed analysis of campus and its neighbourhood.
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