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Remington’s may be shutting down

Proposal for condo development would see six businesses leave the area

Remington’s, Toronto’s male strip club in the downtown core, may soon be closing if a development deal for Yonge and Gerrard goes through. Credit: Pawel Sierakowski / iStock / Thinkstock

Male strippers might be all the rage on the silver screen, but Toronto might have to accept a downtown core without them.

Remington’s, Toronto’s male-only strip club, may soon be shutting its doors — permanently.

According to a report from Toronto Life, developing company KingSett Capital has plans to build a massive pair of condo towers that would span nearly half a block on the east side of Yonge Street, just south of Gerrard. The proposal, designed by Quadrangle Architects, details 73- and 62-storey buildings with a nine-storey podium for retail and office space.

The larger tower would be 257 metres tall, making it just shorter than the 273-metre tall Aura condos also on Yonge and Gerrard.

KingSett Capital has only filed for zoning approval so far. If approved, the plan would replace six businesses currently occupying the area, including Remington’s.

If successful, it’s unlikely — if not impossible — for Remington’s to move to a new location, as new zoning by-laws restrict opening strip clubs in the downtown core or any densely populated area.

Remington’s opened its doors in 1991 as a male-only venue. That changed in 2007 when new management took over and allowed women to patronize the multi-level facility.