Lessons learned from park cruising, seven months into a pandemic

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Wind whips off the lake on winter nights, up the empty beach, whistling over the park’s snowy grasses. It rattles through the parking lot. Only a forested area at the north end cuts the wind at all.

Marie Curtis Park in Toronto Canada is not the most hospitable spot for park sex, and yet it is a year-round cruising area, for reasons that are in part geographical. The park is at the southern tip of the Long Branch neighbourhood, in the suburb of Etobicoke. As a result, the park is relatively secluded, especially in the off-season, and it affords a degree of privacy. Aside from an adult video store, it is the only game of its kind for miles around. …


Marcus McCann

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