Operation Soap (aka Toronto Bathhouse Raids) Anniversary
February 5, 2024
An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on day 5 of February, repeating until February 5, 2040
Although many gay bathhouses had previously been raided in Canada and other smaller raids followed, Operation Soap is considered a special turning point in the history of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community in Canada; the raids and their aftermath are today widely considered to be the Canadian equivalent of the 1969 Stonewall riots in New York City. Mass protests and rallies were held denouncing the incident.