The history of the lifestyle and its clubs is relatively recent in Canada. In 1996, Jean Paul Labaye, of French origin, decided to open L’Orage Club, the first street front lifestyle club. In 1998, a police raid, largely covered by the media, propels L’Orage Club into a legal saga which ended December 2005. The verdict? The Supreme Court of Canada votes in favor of Mr Labaye, and legalises lifestyle clubs in Canada. Many clubs have surfaced, few have survived. If the lifestyle is a life-style, having a lifestyle club can only be motivated by passion.
It is this passion that, 20 years later, L’Orage Club is still going strong, more solid than ever. Recognized across borders, it is one of the main lifestyle destinations in Canada, the US, and in Europe.