A nice anecdote from the was when a straight reporter decided to do a series of articles on the montteal milieu and was asked to wrap his towel around his waist in the public areas, a thing that he never did at his regular straight gym!
Re: Visiting a gay sauna in Montreal 5 years ago Save Well gay saunas aka bathouses have been here for a very long time. I also met the guy that became the greatest love of my life there and he was just exploring and testing the water so our first encounter was much more talking and exchanging other than sexualy.
If you want to explore in a smoother way those would be better. Actually Trip Advisor has a gay forum but it is very seldom used so I don't even suggest that you try your luck there and I will disagree with any contributors that suggest that this query should be asked there.
Some were just "slightly" gay as they were also frequented by bit straights mostly from Scandinavian or Russian origins where these places are common gathering places and there were also those that were really gay but were always on the borderline with the police. After a big raid in a gay sauna in the 70's the trials finally concluded that if things were done in the pricacy of a room or a roomette it was as legal as, let's say motels that rent by the hours! monrteal
This mix of Old and New World gives the city a unique European flair, and its cosmopolitan and welcoming atmosphere make visitors immediately feel at home. I once had a conversation on the architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright with an interesting American university teacher just there!
In the basement there is a cinema room with a bit TV screen showing one of mobtreal french movie channels, no choice there. It has been owned by the same gay couple for more than 25 years that really do care of their business and it has a more relaxed atmosphere.
There are also latecomers that want sxuna explore this side of their sexuality later in life so don't worry, you can lock your roomette if you want to be alone and nobody willl agress you while walking around. So for a while there was heavy cruise all around but you had to retreat to a roomette or a very discreet corner to be able to have intimate contact.
Report inappropriate content. Lawrence River and one of the first settlements in North America, Montreal is an intriguing blend of French and English influences. Personally I would suggest the Centreville.
There is also another room with gay movies that you will probably want to skip. Just a bit of an add to Tristou's description.
Tristou mentioned that there are some saunas in the burbs that caters mostly saunaa married men cheating their wives. The largest French-speaking city after Paris, Montreal is Canada's cultural heart, with a vibrant and eclectic arts scene.
There is a living room on the main floor that has gah TV with the choice of channels if you are alone, otherwise on consensus or first come first serve. Ok so nowadays the police has completely stopped patroling the saunas so the roomettes doors are wide open when somebody want to show that he is looking for "action" and there is also plenty going on in the darkest nooks and crannies and there is a lot of underwater contacts gau the whirlpool.
I actually recommended the Centreville because many people, particularly in the TV room, just have nice non sexual chats.