"This is unacceptable."
The Mayor of Pickering is not impressed by the large car meet that took place on Brock Road on Sunday, calling it "unacceptable."
Footage of the event show what appear to be hundreds of people huddled closely together as cars pass through the crowd revving their engines — one video even shows people running towards a car as it does doughnuts with its front doors open.
.@DRPS say they continue to monitor the situation on Brock Road. Thousands still in attendance as drivers preform s… https://t.co/495LrNorej— Andrew Collins (@Andrew Collins) 1621818101.0
Durham Regional Police Service (DRPS) confirmed to Global News that around 200 vehicles showed up and that officers were on scene to monitor the event — paramedics were also reportedly observed helping an individual.
The outlet says that no charges or arrests were made. Narcity reached out to DRPS for additional information and will update the story when we receive a response.
Mayor Dave Ryan tweeted about the "careless" actions of the attendees.
"C'mon folks. We know that lockdown has been difficult for all of us. However, let's not be careless especially now that we can see light at the end of this long tunnel. We're close to returning to some level of normalcy. Don't do a disservice to the rest of our community," he wrote.
This is the second large car meet to take place in Durham Region in recent months. Around 300 people reportedly attended a similar event in Oshawa back in March.