Posted By: Bremen068 Before booking a room, you may want to check to see if the hotel elevator is accessaable without a room key. If not, you may have to meet the lady in the lobby. If doing so is not a problem, then almost anything in the downtown CBD should be okay for hobbying as well as staging out of for your other pursuits. Keep in mind that some providers will only see clients in 4/5 star properties, so be cognizent of that.
As afar as the legality of sex for sale, my research on the Net suggests outcall is legal, but I'd stay as far under the radar as possible.
Finally, in reagrds to the phone issue, some sites say that my hobby phone carrier, Virgin Mobile, has a separate service for Canada. So I may be using my personal phone, email, or tesxting for contact when in the city.
Hope this helps.
1. Yup, looked on merb.ca and picked a hotel recommended there.
2. Yeah, that. Outcall itself appears to be legal but so much of the stuff surrounding it isn't that it's easy to get tripped up. The one they commonly get both hobbyists and providers on, apparently, is "communication in a public place." That *can* include a hotel lobby--one reason not to meet the provider there, IMO. The good news is that it would appear that unlike the U.S., hobbying isn't a priority for LE except to bust streetwalkers and their customers, and to shut down places that are operating as out-and-out brothels. It seems that if a provider is doing incalls at her place and it attracts attention and/or complaints from the neighbors, the police are likely to act in that situation as well.
3. Virgin Mobile USA and Virgin Mobile Canada are two different mobile virtual network operators that use the same name. VM USA operates on Sprint, and VM Canada operates on the Bell Canada network. Sprint is CDMA at 1900MHz and Bell Canada uses CDMA at 850 MHz--so they're not compatible.
If I can believe what I read then AT&T GoPhone should roam up there. Another thought might be a SIM from Petro Canada Mobile. (7-11 Speak Out Wireless is another option for those in the prairie provinces and BC, but not Montreal.) Even if hobbying is legal and I'm not otherwise hiding anything from anyone I'd prefer to have a phone that isn't traceable to me. Maybe the provider has a jealous civvie partner or something, you never know. Always pays to avoid drama to whatever extent possible.
From the More Than You Ever Wanted to Know Dept.: There's a case making its way through the courts right now that says that the "communication in a public place" statute as well as others may be unconstitutional. The case in question is _Bedford v. Canada_. The decision in Bedford struck down Canada's prostitution laws including "communication in a public place" and "operating/being found in a bawdy house", however, the decision has been stayed from taking effect pending appeal by the government. The appeals court heard arguments in June of 2011 but I can't find any information on the subsequent decision.