Toronto police say they have charged 10 people who attended a rally at a social club in North York on Friday night, violating the Kovid-19 pandemic.
Police said that at 8:45 p.m. ET on Friday, officers along with municipal licensing and standards officers conducted a search warrant at a social club in Lawrence Avenue and Marley Avenue.
Police found 10 people gathered at the scene, and they were charged with inviting Part 3 under the Ontario Reopening Act for violating assembly restrictions. Toronto and the Pillin region are in the process of locking up the province, which bans indoor gatherings with those outside the same household.
Police said they also seized 11 illegal gaming machines they found at the scene.
The 59-year-old owner of the club was arrested and charged with keeping a joint game or betting shop, allowing use of the place as a games or betting shop, allowing the machine to be kept for gambling or betting, having money or property for betting and gambling, and possession of proceeds of crime under $ 5,000.
He is due to appear in court in January. Anyone with any information is asked to contact the police.