Twenty-nine people have been charged with breaking COVID-19 regulations after Peel Police rolled up to an Airbnb party in Mississauga.

Police think that about 60 people were at the party, but according to a tweet from Peel's Deputy Police Chief, others ran away when police and by-law officers arrived.

Twenty-seven people have been slapped with $880 fines, and the two hosts of the party face fines of at least $10,000 for their part.

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$10,000

Minimum fine for hosting a party in Ontario right now

Two of the 27 people charged with attending the party were also arrested and charged with obstructing justice after they refused to give police and by-law officers their IDs, according to 680 News.

"It's a tough time for everyone, [and] these antics help no one," said Peel Police's Deputy Chief Marc Andrews in a tweet.

Police officers in Ontario have stopped parties in some strange places this year, like the two times that Toronto Police had to break up parties in commercial storage units.

A spokesperson from Airbnb wrote that the reported behaviour was "outrageous" and that the listing has been deactivated while the company reaches out to Mississauga officials.*

In August 2020, Airbnb announced a global ban on parties and events at their listings.

Guests who break those rules — which are in place for the foreseeable future — are liable to have their accounts suspended or removed from Airbnb.

*This article has been updated.

 
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