Gay dating in montreal
Gay villages across North America have become a victim of their own success and of society's increased tolerance.
New York's Greenwich Village, formerly a gay and bohemian mecca, now hosts some of the most expensive real estate in America.
"We're doing a lot of screening, we're doing a lot of treatment we're doing more than we ever did in the past, and still those numbers are going up," said Steben.
His concern is that the rise of 'hookup culture' fuelled by smartphone apps like Tinder and Grindr has led to an explosion in STD transmission.
Incidences of gonorrhea have been going up steadily with a 54 per cent rise between 20 Syphilis was once almost eradicated in Quebec.
As many as 600 cases were reported in the province last year alone. Marc Steben worked on the report, and said the government is devoting more resources to treating STDs.
Cardinal has owned and operated his barber shop, Mohawk Barbier Montreal, for 13 years, and said the village needs some new blood to help kickstart the local economy.
(Paul Chiasson/Canadian Press) The area anchored by the Beaudry Metro station has for the past few years been faced with the challenge of reinventing itself.
Gays and lesbians were pushed to the strip after city authorities shut down gay bars and clubs in anticipation of the 1976 Summer Olympics.Back in Montreal, Cardinal said he expects the village to stay predominantly gay for some time, but that it needs to attract more people to live and work in the area and for entrepreneurs to invest in more than just clubs."There is a lot lacking in this neighbourhood," he says.Toronto's Grindr scene has hotties, but not to the same level, which is why I'm fairly convinced the entire population of Montreal (queer and hetero) is just on a diet of cigarettes and attitude.
You say "hi" and they respond "salut." The conversation pretty much ends there.
A study by Quebec's Institute of Public Health is raising concerns over sexually transmitted diseases.