From street-based sex workers, to cam models, porn performers, exotic dancers, content creators and sugar babies - Toronto sex workers have an experience of the city that is unlike any other.
In Toronto's downtown east end, sex workers have witnessed decades of change - gentrification, development, displacement and a changing skyline.
On local college and university campuses debates around what it is/means to be a sugar baby are bringing discussions of sex work back to the forefront.
As Toronto strip clubs close their doors we say goodbye to the end of an era of adult entertainment.
As our city scape grows and changes, so too have our industries - the vanishing strip club, the rise of massage parlours and high-in-demand content creation platforms online.
Sex work is changing as quickly as our city is.
Sex worker histories tell the histories of our streets, our cities, local movements for social and political change. Harlot History is a digital storytelling project. We are building a living archive of sex worker histories in Toronto to remember our experiences, our resilience and creativity, our communities, friends and family, and those that have come and gone.
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