A Toronto Woman Was Charged After Renting An Airbnb In Simcoe County

Police were called to the scene after reports of a gathering.

A Toronto Woman Was Charged After Renting An Airbnb In Simcoe County

A Toronto woman was investigated on Wednesday, May 5, after renting a Simcoe Airbnb during Ontario's stay-at-home order.

According to South Simcoe Police Service, the individual was charged under the Reopening Ontario Act after officers were called to the short-term rental in Innisfil for reports of a gathering.

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"Police launched an investigation after receiving complaints from the community about gatherings at an address in the 25th Sideroad and 9th Line area," the press release states.

Police are now warning residents that under the province's emergency orders, short-term rentals are currently restricted to individuals who are in need of housing during the lockdown.

This isn't the first time residents have been charged for travelling

Since Ontario has been placed in a stay-at-home order, other individuals have also gotten charged for not abiding by the new rules.

On May 1, eight people from the GTA were fined after they were caught gathering at a Muskoka cottage together. Currently, residents are only allowed to gather with people in their own households.

On top of this, Timmins Police also fined five Ontarians $880 each after they were caught travelling in the same car together back in April.

When police stopped them at a R.I.D.E check, it was quickly discovered that each occupant lived at a different home address.

Patrick John Gilson
Patrick John Gilson was a Creator with Narcity Media focused on Ontario gas prices and is based in Toronto, Ontario.