Hanlan’s Point Beach is the only place in the GTA where clothing is optional. But many visitors to this beach opt to walk around with clothing and watch those in the buff. This however makes many naturists uncomfortable.
Recently signs posted around the beach that read, “Undress station: Beyond this place you should be nude for the comfort of the nudists and to show respect for the nudists.”
Hanlan’s Point was officially recognized as clothing optional in 2002, and it’s only the second official clothing-optional beach in Canada, aside from Wreck Beach in Vancouver.
Reps from the City of Toronto say they will take down the signs – confirming that nudity is not a requirement – and the Toronto Parks, Forestry and Recreation Twitter account recently posted the message, “Get naked at Hanlan’s Point, or not – either way is good for us!”
Ideally a clothing optional beach should be filled with mostly unclothed people, but it becomes a problem when those who are unclothed become targets for voyeurs or get stared at by curious people. – CINEWS