By Jamie Bradburn. Every weekend, Historicist looks back at the events, places, and characters—good and bad—that have shaped Toronto into the city we know today. The Toronto Sun , February 8, February 5, , 11 p. Those inside the baths were subjected to excessive mistreatment by police, especially when it came to verbal taunts about the sexuality of those assembled at the four bathhouses.
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Yup I have. The first time I went to a bathhouse was with a very close friend of mine after a night of heavy drinking. Now we kinda went as a joke, Both of us had seen each other naked so there were no qualms there. And neither of us really wanted to do anything, but we were just very very curious of what actually went on. So for the first 15 minutes or so, literally we just walked around the place in our towels and were expecting so many displays of debauchery….
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Operation Soap was a raid by the Metropolitan Toronto Police against four gay bathhouses in Toronto , Ontario , Canada, which took place on February 5, Just less than three hundred men were arrested, the largest mass arrest in Canada since the October crisis ,  before the record was broken during the Stanley Cup Playoffs in Edmonton , Alberta. Although many gay bathhouses had previously been raided in Canada and other smaller raids followed,  Operation Soap is considered a special turning point in the history of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community in Canada ; the raids and their aftermath are today widely considered to be the Canadian equivalent of the Stonewall riots in New York City. Most charges connected to the incident were eventually dropped or discharged, although some bathhouse owners were fined. Canada's " bawdy-house " law, under which the charges in this raid were laid, remained in effect until it was repealed in ,  but was only rarely applied against gay establishments after the trials connected to the raids ended.