Over 200 Charges Were Laid This Weekend In Toronto & Most Were For Illegal Gatherings

Police were handing out $750 tickets.

Toronto Staff Writer

Toronto Police Services (TPS) issued hundreds of fines over the weekend after multiple people were caught attending illegal gatherings.

Chief James Ramer announced via Twitter on Monday that officers issued 221 charges "in relation to non-compliance with emergency orders" over the weekend.

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"The majority of those charges were under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act for failing to comply with an order ($750 ticket). And they would relate to people attending gatherings," a police spokesperson told Narcity.

The penalties come as the latest in a long string of charges police issued this month under Ontario's stay-at-home order.

A special enforcement team was recently launched to crack down on illegal indoor gatherings laying 230 charges in its first week.

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