A group of people from around the GTA faced gathering fines in Niagara Falls last week.
Niagara Parks Police issued four tickets and three warnings to people gathered at Table Rock, amounting to $880 per ticket.
@NiagParksPolice issued 4 charges and 3 warnings for social gatherings exceeding limits under provincial orders thi… https://t.co/xiKTpzTnrT— Niagara Parks Police (@Niagara Parks Police) 1610745384.0
The individuals were visiting from Toronto, Brampton, Hamilton, and Peterborough, said police.
Niagara Parks Police Chief Paul Forcier said to the St. Catharines Standard that there were 12 people in the group.
On New Year's Eve, police learned of an illegal charter bus event that would be transporting passengers from around the province to Niagara Falls.
"Please stay home. Follow provincial orders. Niagara Falls will still be there when it is safe to travel," the Niagara Parks Police tweeted.
The provincial state of emergency coupled with the new stay-at-home order currently has the outdoor gathering limit set at five people.
The Chief of the Niagara Regional Police Service has penned an open letter to residents, urging everyone to do their part by staying home.