Notorious House of Lancaster strip club has been sold

News May 16, 2017 by Cynthia Reason Etobicoke Guardian

Etobicoke’s infamous House of Lancaster has officially been sold, according to a local city councillor.

Etobicoke-Lakeshore councillor Justin Di Ciano announced the news of the notorious strip club’s impending closure to constituents on Monday via his e-newsletter.

“People are very, very excited,” Di Ciano said of the feedback his office has received since announcing the House of Lancaster’s closure "in the coming months."

“Yes, it’s a legitimate business that’s operated on The Queensway for a long time, but it’s also brought with it unintended consequences – and people are looking forward to change.”

Since 2013, the House of Lancaster has been the site of at least three separate shootings: one on Jan. 11, 2013 where a man in 20s suffered non-life-threatening injuries after being shot in the face outside the club; another on Dec. 30, 2014 that left a 24-year-old man in critical condition after he was shot in the head and leg just outside the club; and a third on Oct. 20, 2015, where a 20-year-old man was injured.

Di Ciano called the House of Lancaster’s sale “a major piece of the puzzle” towards The Queensway’s revitalization.

“In 2014, we campaigned on making sure this establishment entered a new stage as part of the redesign of The Queensway. We know that, because of this establishment, other unwanted establishments (massage parlours) in the area flourish. So, this is the beginning of the end,” said Di Ciano, noting he is currently working with Toronto Police and bylaw officers to “put pressure” on those unwanted businesses.

“We’re also spending almost a million dollars this year on streetscape improvements on The Queensway...we’re taking a lot of concrete off The Queensway and we’re bringing in a lot of top soil and flowers and whatnot. We’re doing our part and developers are slowly coming in.”

While it is not yet known what plans the House of Lancaster’s new owners have for the site, Di Ciano said he “highly doubts” it will be a highrise application.

“It’ll hopefully be something everybody can work with, so we can move on to chapter two of The Queensway’s redesign,” he said.

Notorious House of Lancaster strip club has been sold

Club will close in 'coming months'

News May 16, 2017 by Cynthia Reason Etobicoke Guardian

Etobicoke’s infamous House of Lancaster has officially been sold, according to a local city councillor.

Etobicoke-Lakeshore councillor Justin Di Ciano announced the news of the notorious strip club’s impending closure to constituents on Monday via his e-newsletter.

“People are very, very excited,” Di Ciano said of the feedback his office has received since announcing the House of Lancaster’s closure "in the coming months."

“Yes, it’s a legitimate business that’s operated on The Queensway for a long time, but it’s also brought with it unintended consequences – and people are looking forward to change.”

Since 2013, the House of Lancaster has been the site of at least three separate shootings: one on Jan. 11, 2013 where a man in 20s suffered non-life-threatening injuries after being shot in the face outside the club; another on Dec. 30, 2014 that left a 24-year-old man in critical condition after he was shot in the head and leg just outside the club; and a third on Oct. 20, 2015, where a 20-year-old man was injured.

Di Ciano called the House of Lancaster’s sale “a major piece of the puzzle” towards The Queensway’s revitalization.

“In 2014, we campaigned on making sure this establishment entered a new stage as part of the redesign of The Queensway. We know that, because of this establishment, other unwanted establishments (massage parlours) in the area flourish. So, this is the beginning of the end,” said Di Ciano, noting he is currently working with Toronto Police and bylaw officers to “put pressure” on those unwanted businesses.

“We’re also spending almost a million dollars this year on streetscape improvements on The Queensway...we’re taking a lot of concrete off The Queensway and we’re bringing in a lot of top soil and flowers and whatnot. We’re doing our part and developers are slowly coming in.”

While it is not yet known what plans the House of Lancaster’s new owners have for the site, Di Ciano said he “highly doubts” it will be a highrise application.

“It’ll hopefully be something everybody can work with, so we can move on to chapter two of The Queensway’s redesign,” he said.

Notorious House of Lancaster strip club has been sold

Club will close in 'coming months'

News May 16, 2017 by Cynthia Reason Etobicoke Guardian

Etobicoke’s infamous House of Lancaster has officially been sold, according to a local city councillor.

Etobicoke-Lakeshore councillor Justin Di Ciano announced the news of the notorious strip club’s impending closure to constituents on Monday via his e-newsletter.

“People are very, very excited,” Di Ciano said of the feedback his office has received since announcing the House of Lancaster’s closure "in the coming months."

“Yes, it’s a legitimate business that’s operated on The Queensway for a long time, but it’s also brought with it unintended consequences – and people are looking forward to change.”

Since 2013, the House of Lancaster has been the site of at least three separate shootings: one on Jan. 11, 2013 where a man in 20s suffered non-life-threatening injuries after being shot in the face outside the club; another on Dec. 30, 2014 that left a 24-year-old man in critical condition after he was shot in the head and leg just outside the club; and a third on Oct. 20, 2015, where a 20-year-old man was injured.

Di Ciano called the House of Lancaster’s sale “a major piece of the puzzle” towards The Queensway’s revitalization.

“In 2014, we campaigned on making sure this establishment entered a new stage as part of the redesign of The Queensway. We know that, because of this establishment, other unwanted establishments (massage parlours) in the area flourish. So, this is the beginning of the end,” said Di Ciano, noting he is currently working with Toronto Police and bylaw officers to “put pressure” on those unwanted businesses.

“We’re also spending almost a million dollars this year on streetscape improvements on The Queensway...we’re taking a lot of concrete off The Queensway and we’re bringing in a lot of top soil and flowers and whatnot. We’re doing our part and developers are slowly coming in.”

While it is not yet known what plans the House of Lancaster’s new owners have for the site, Di Ciano said he “highly doubts” it will be a highrise application.

“It’ll hopefully be something everybody can work with, so we can move on to chapter two of The Queensway’s redesign,” he said.