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6 People From Toronto Were Charged For Going To A Short-Term Rental In Cottage Country

They were busted for gathering in the residence.

Toronto Staff Writer

Multiple people from Toronto have been charged after heading down to cottage country last weekend.

According to the OPP, six individuals were fined under the Reopening Ontario Act after they were caught renting a property in the township of Oro-Medonte.

Officers from the Orillia detachment responded to the incident on May 22 at around 10:30 p.m. after receiving reports that several people appeared to be gathered illegally at a residence on Lakeshore Road.

"Officers attended and identified six individuals inside the residence, all from the Toronto area, and determined that the location was a short-term rental," an excerpt from the police report reads.

Multiple charges have been laid for similar incidents

This isn't the first time that residents have been charged for gathering outside of the city.

Bracebridge OPP officers responded to a similar complaint on May 1 after receiving reports that eight people from the GTA area were gathered in a Gravenhurst cottage.

Back in April, five adults were also charged by Timmins Police after they were caught carpooling together during the stay-at-home order.

Once it was discovered that none of them lived at the same home address, each individual was facing an $880 fine.

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