10 people charged with violating COVID-19 safety regulations at short-term rental property in Adjala-Tosorontio

Police were called to the same property twice in two nights

Nottawasaga OPP laid ten charges under the Reopening Ontario Act (ROA) in response to noise complaints at the same short-term rental property in Adjala-Tosorontio,

Police said they attended the Concession 4 address shortly after 2 a.m. on Tuesday and found a large gathering of people. Two individuals were charged.

The OPP returned to the same residence early Wednesday morning and charged eight people under the ROA after finding another large group of individuals who were reportedly in violation of COVID-19 safety regulations.

Each person was ticketed $880.

Police said the owner of the property was not in attendance during the incident, but has been cooperative with investigators and has taken steps to ensure there will be compliance.

Nottawasaga OPP sent out this reminder:

Frontline OPP members will continue to enforce provisions of the Reopening Ontario Act (A Flexible Response to COVID-19; ROA), and will encourage the public to follow the direction of their local Public Health Units (PHUs).

As of September 19, 2020, the new gathering limits are:

  • Indoor events or gatherings: 10 people (previous limit of 50)
  • Outdoor events or gatherings: 25 people (previous limit of 100)

This applies to social gatherings in private residences, backyards, parks and other recreational areas. This includes – functions, parties, dinners, gatherings, barbecues and wedding receptions.