"Did you hear that there will be brothels in Ontario?"
While the United States Supreme Court is trying to settle what Canada has already figured out (and better) a long time ago, the Ontario Court of Appeal ruled on something the United States Supreme Court won't get around to for well over 100 years.
Yes, Ontario's highest court ruled unanimously that prostitutes had the right to protect themselves by hiring bodyguards and organizing in brothels. Prostitution is legal in Canada, solicitation remains illegal, the latter being upheld by the Ontario court.
Essentially, the ruling allowed prostitutes to do what they do in private with better protection while keeping the community safe from visible signs of what was going on (i.e., solicitation).
The brothels won't kick in right away, but bodyguards can be a part of what they do 30 days after the ruling. The appeals process will kick in, likely going to the Canadian Supreme Court.
The words "Ontario" and "brothels" spark up images of "ranches" outside Las Vegas, but assuming the decision survives on appeal, and the Canadian Supreme Court will definitely hear this case, the landscape won't change significantly.
Again, prostitution has been legal in Canada. Outside of "massage places," you don't see any sign that anything such as this is going on. Even the "massage places" don't advertise those services.
Will this increase travel and tourism to Canada's largest province? As the Detroit Free Press put it, "Perhaps Detroit will need that second bridge to Windsor."
The beauty of prostitution being legal in Canada is that you don't have the hype, the egregious flaunting that you have in Nevada outside Vegas. Subtle is the key word. Yes, it exists, but it's not a big deal. If/when brothels come along, you'll still see it mostly hidden.
Why? Well that is just the Canadian way. Rarely is anything in your face in Canada.
For those who can't get to Ontario easily, if the Canadian Supreme Court rules that this ruling can apply nationwide, you won't have to travel as far. But again, if you really want to travel to Canada for mostly that purpose, two things to keep in mind. You should have a better excuse when customs asks why you are coming to Canada. And remember that solicitation for prostitution is illegal in Canada, and that won't change anytime soon.