Excerpt from Report of the Social Survey Commission, Toronto: Presented to the City Council, October 4th, 1915
When all these varieties of houses of ill-fame are included, the number, instead of being surprisingly small, is found to be extremely large. The Commission did not attempt a complete enumeration of them. No special purpose' would have been served by making a count, and besides it would have been a very difficult undertaking both on account of the numbers, and because many of such establishments are continually on the move. But from actual information in the possession of the Commission, it would appear that even the statements occasionally made about houses of ill-fame existing by hundreds in Toronto, while certainly grossly exaggerated if a house of ill-fame be understood in the usual sense, are not greatly exaggerated if the definition be extended, as it is in the statute, so as to include all houses or rooms which are used or resorted to for purposes of prostitution.
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