Sex in Montreal

In Montreal, sex is all around you. The largest city of Québec is known as the most liberal of all major Canadian cities.

With an estimated 6000 sex workers, over 200 erotic massage parlors and dozens of strip clubs (big and small), the Montreal sex industry is estimated to produce an astonishing $350 million per year. Just imagine the tax revenue if all of it was fully legalised!

In this guide, we will explore the various adult services that frequent the red light district, as well as the commonly known options for sex in Montreal.

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Local Prostitution and Hooker Hot Spots

The Montreal red light district has shrunk over the years.

While prostitutes and street hookers can be found scattered around Downtown late at night, the focal point of street prostitution is now the corner of Sainte-Catherine and Saint-Laurent.

This area was historically the center of Montreal’s red light district, which stretched up to Sherbrooke Street and to Saint-Denis Street in the east. The western perimeter was Bleury Street whilst Old Montreal was the southern ‘border’.

These days, most of the street walkers stick to the Sainte-Catherine intersection and east of Saint-Laurent.

Be aware that cruising the streets for sex is illegal, not to mention the rates of STDs and STIs are considerably higher amongst street prostitutes.

Our advice?

Stay off the streets. There are plenty of licensed options for getting your kicks around Montreal.

Montreal Brothels

There are no legal brothels in Montreal.

In keeping with other Canadian cities, some escorts and professional call girls will share apartments with fellow sex worker friends. These venues act as unofficial brothels for ‘incall’ services, although they are obviously nothing like an actual brothel.

The closest thing to a brothel in Montreal is the many, many erotic massage parlors (body rub centres) where it’s an open secret that sexual services are provided — the consensual agreement between two adults. Even if they aren’t advertised.

Many of the women in these parlours will provide extras far beyond hand relief or the standard happy endings. For a ‘tip’ of $150 to $200, customers can usually get something approaching full service.

Montreal Peep Shows

Peep shows are one of the unique adult pastimes in Montreal.

There are dozens of tiny cinemas scattered around the city. Inside you’ll find erotic DVDs as well as private booths for watching all kinds of porn.

Peep shows are popular with the local gay community and you will often find gay men cruising for hookups in these small venues. Everything from oral, to fondling and full sex has been known to go down in the coin-operated booths.

Some popular Montreal peep shows include:

  • Cinema lAmour — 4015 Boulevard Saint-Laurent, Montréal, QC H2W 1Y4
  • Peep Show Rue St Hubert — 6999 Rue St-Hubert, Montréal, QC H2S 2N1
  • Video Erotica — 222 Rue Sainte-Catherine E, Montréal, QC H2X 1L1

Some peep shows are advertised on the actual store front, others are a little more discreet and require some inside knowledge of the local cruising scene.

There are a lot of these venues around the red lit Rue Sainte-Catherine. And they are not particularly hard to find, as illustrated by the constant outpouring of local residents complaining about them.

Sex on the Classifieds and Personals

What’s the cheapest way to find Montreal sex that doesn’t involve hiring a hooker? Or even better… is free?

Well, if you want free sex — but none of the baggage — it’s time to look at the no strings options.

There is plenty of casual sex and ‘hooking up’ to be found on Montreal’s top personals and classifieds:

Craigslist Casual Encounters — Craigslist is the most famous classified site in the world. The Montreal casual encounters section is stacked with all bases covered: W4M, M4W, M4M, W4W, M4WW… we could go on all day.

Montreal Gazette Adult Listings — Ahh, what could be classier than placing your adult sex ad in the Montreal Gazette? Nothing says sophistication like a local soliciting for sex in his local newspaper.

With each of these sites, your mileage may vary.


Have we missed any great Montreal personals sites? Feel free to email us your recommendations.

That’s all in our Montreal sex guide for now.

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