Toronto police said they have charged 10 people who attended a meeting at a social club in North York on Friday night in violation of the limits imposed due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Police said at 8:45 p.m. ET on Friday, municipal permit and normalization agents and agents carried out a search warrant at a social club in the Lawrence Avenue West and Marlee Avenue neighborhoods.
Police found 10 people gathered on the spot and charged with a Part 3 subpoena under the Reopening Ontario Act for violating meeting limits. Toronto and Peel Region are in the foreclosure phase of the province, prohibiting in-house gatherings with people outside the same household.
Police say they also seized 11 illegal slot machines they found on the spot.
The 59-year-old owner of the club was arrested and charged with holding a community gambling or betting house, allowing the use of a place as a gambling or betting house, allowing a machine for gambling or betting , having money or property for betting and gambling offenses, and possession of crime proceeds less than $ 5,000.
He will appear in court in January. Anyone with any information is asked to contact the police.