A Vancouver party host has allegedly been operating a "makeshift nightclub" in his downtown apartment on Richards Street. \nOn the morning of Sunday, January 31, police went to the apartment with a search warrant and dished out over $17,000 in fines to the party-goers, said a news release. \nEditor's Choice: Canada's Travel Rules Had A Major Update & Here's Everything You Need To Know\n\n\n\n“\n\n\nIf you are caught hosting or attending a party during the pandemic, and continue to break the rules, you could face stiff fines or wind up in jail.\n\n\nSergeant Steve Addison, VPD\n\n\nThe apartment has been operating with a doorman, menus, tables, point-of-sale terminals, and basically everything an actual nightclub would have. \nLast week, the police went to the home after a witness notified them about a huge party. \nThe host wouldn't open the door so law enforcement gave numerous tickets to the "doorman." \nThis time, “Our officers found 78 people inside the three-level apartment, and none of them were wearing masks,” said Addison. \n\nAll people in attendance got $230 tickets and the host was arrested and taken to jail. \nThe host is a 42-year-old man and he's been reported for multiple parties since gatherings were banned under current health restrictions.