Bylaw officers issue thousands of dollars in fines after people pack Mississauga house party

Peel police say city bylaw officers have doled out thousands of dollars in fines after about 60 people attended a party at a short-term rental unit in Mississauga, Ont.

The party took place near Ninth Line and Deepwood Heights. Police were called to the house at 12:15 a.m.

Officers went to the scene to help city bylaw officers who are handling enforcement of public health restrictions in place to curb the spread of COVID-19, Const. Kyle Villers told CBC Toronto. 

Upon arriving, around half of the party goers left and 27 people remained, he said. 

Marc Andrews, Peel Regional Police Deputy Chief, said in a statement that those remaining at the scene were each given an $880 ticket under the Reopening Ontario Act for violating limits on gatherings.

Peel region is currently under the province’s grey lockdown zone, in which no indoor gatherings are permitted unless people are members of the same household, with some exceptions, including support for seniors living alone. 

Two people who hosted the party received a summons that carries a minimum $10,000 fine under the same act. The house is a short term rental unit, he said. 

Villers said some of those fined were young adults.

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