The title is misleading. Prostitution has always been legal in Ontario; it's everything that has to do with prostitution that was banned. No talking to customers, no paid sex in a private home, ect.
Prostitution laws struck down - thestar.com
It works like this:A Toronto judge has struck down Canada’s prostitution laws, saying provisions meant to protect women and residential neighbourhoods are endangering sex workers’ lives.
If Justice Susan Himel’s decision stands, prostitutes will be able to communicate freely with customers on the street, conduct business in their homes or brothels and hire bodyguards and accountants without exposing them to the risk of criminal sanctions.
The Superior Court judge suspended her ruling from taking effect for 30 days to give the government time to consider how to address potential consequences, including the emergence of unlicensed brothels.
-People will always pay for sex.
-People will always want to get paid for sex.
-You can't stop prostitution.
-You CAN, however, make it safer for prostitutes and customers alike.
I've heard about a lot of people and politicians who are disgusted with the ruling because it's not "morally correct". Since when is the government here to decide what's morally right for all of us?