Montreal police say they have taken note of a new health studio that has drawn the ire of some Pointe-Claire residents alerted to steamy online classified advertisements last week.
Some posts found on Craigslist last week promoted the grand opening of a new spa in Valois Village, offering “young girls” and a “special rate.”
A July 9 post also included several photos of women wearing lingerie posing provocatively.
The women, who apparently worked at the spa, ranged in age from 18 to 20 and were described using words such as “sexy,” “pretty” and offering “excellent service.” Their height, weight and bust measurements were also listed, along with a first name and an ethnicity.
The online notice included a Donegani Ave. address and a listed Pointe-Claire phone number.
When contacted by phone last Friday, a receptionist at the spa said they “offer full body massage” and “we do have some options, you talk with the girl.” She later added that their girls are very open minded and do a good job.
She added that they “have very good girls here” and that they are located close to the airport.
As for possible insurance coverage, she advised to “talk with the boss,” but then seemingly made a two-for-one offer. The going rate is $50 for an hour and $30 for 30 minutes, she said.
Potential clients seeking some privacy could also come through a back door if they called ahead of time.
The links to the Craigslist ads were removed by Monday.
On Monday, Montreal police confirmed they are aware of the online ads and are investigating the new Valois Village business. Station 5 commander Mohamed Bouhdid said the morality squad is following up on tips received from the public and city officials, who had been alerted by concerned residents.
“We are aware of it and the morality squad is on it also,” Bouhdid said. “We are aware and we are working on it. Hopefully, we can settle this matter as soon as possible.”
No charges or arrests have been made, the commander said Monday, adding the ongoing investigation had just started last week. “It’s a brand new complaint and, of course, it takes time, all legal matters take time,” he said. “We are doing the maximum we can to settle the matter.”