Who knew? Weren’t they just massage parlours where you went to get the kinks taken out?

December 13, 2013

By Pepper Parr

BURLINGTON, ON.  As part of the mandate of the Human Trafficking and Vice Unit and in partnership with the Canadian Border Services Agency and By-Law Enforcement Officers from Burlington, Oakville and Milton, several Halton businesses were visited on December 11, 2013 and inspected for municipal By-law infractions.

It’s certainly not show business.

The following businesses were found to be in violation of by-laws specific to their industry and as a result received Provincial Offences Notices and/or had the business licence revoked:

Accu Green Health – 774 Brant Street, Burlington – licence revoked

Cara Studio – 4180 Morris Drive, Burlington – Notice of Violation to be served on owner and charges pending

Body & Sole – 550 Ontario Street, Milton – closed operating no valid licence

Mary Gold – 43 Main Street South, Campbellville – Closed operating unlicenced, charge issued

Tai Chi – 2544 Speers Road, Oakville – issued zoning notice for closure, charge issued

Ivy Spa – 119 North Service Road East, Oakville – issued zoning notice for closure, 2 charges issued

The Human Trafficking and Vice Unit is responsible for all human trafficking investigations (both domestic and international – including but not limited to the sex trade, forced labour or domestic servitude), all prostitution investigation (including street prostitution, escort services and disorderly houses – common-bawdy houses), all adult entertainment premises investigations (including commercial massage parlours), all gaming related investigations and all liquor license premises investigations.

Anyone wanting to provide confidential information or tips related to suspected human trafficking is asked to contact 905 825-4747 x8723, via email at HTVICE@haltonpolice.ca or anonymously by calling Crime Stoppers at 1 800 222-TIPS(8477) or through the web at www.haltoncrimestoppers.com.

If you are a victim of human trafficking, dial 9-1-1 or contact the Chrysalis Anti-Human Trafficking Network for free, confidential telephone trauma counselling and referrals for anyone who has been trafficked or exploited at 1-866-528-7109.


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