According to Matthew Pegg, Toronto fire chief and general manager of the City’s Office of Emergency Management, the TPS issued 41 charges this weekend because of large gatherings on private property.
Charges handed out by the TPS this weekend
He said that the TPS issued 10 charges and 12 notices to retail stores over the weekend, including some to housewares stores, nail salons and a hookah lounge.
Nearly 150 bars and restaurants were inspected over the weekend, too, but Pegg said officers didn't have to hand out a single ticket.
When it came to breaking up personal gatherings, however, Pegg said officers were kept a little busier — they ended up issuing 41 charges over the weekend.
"This included a gaming house and gatherings in private residences," Pegg said.
Pegg also mentioned that police broke up multiple protests over the weekend, which led to several arrests and charges.