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East Gwillimbury gathering among 54 COVID-19 violations

The majority of charges, 45, were laid by York Regional Police
2021 01 17 COVID-19 enforcement task force

An indoor gathering at a house in East Gwillimbury is among 54 violations against public health restrictions targeted by York Region's COVID-19 enforcement task force last week.

East Gwillimbury bylaw laid a fine totalling $880 at the private residence at 50 Oak Ave., River Drive Park, at which yoga and massage is offered.

Task force members conducted 2,299 inspections from Monday, April 19 to Sunday, April 25, with the majority of the charges — 45 — laid by York Regional Police, without additional details provided by York Region. The force's officers also conducted 130 inspections.

Other charges include Nino D'Aversa Bakery on Kipling Avenue in Vaughan for lack of mask wearing, laid by York Region Public Health.

Also in Vaughan, Debbie Cordeiro Designs on Tall Grass Trail, and The Yoga Loft on Sonoma Blvd. were each fined $880 for remaining open for business during the shutdown.

While Town of Newmarket enforcement officers didn't lay any charges, 530 inspections were conducted and 107 education notices were issued.

The following is a summary of the 54 charges issued under the provincial Reopening Ontario Act and Section 22 of the Health Protection and Promotion Act:

  • 2 charges issued by York Region Public Health
  • 5 charges issued by York Region Transit
  • 45 charges issued by York Regional Police
  • 1 charge issued by the Town of East Gwillimbury
  • 1 charge issued by the City of Vaughan

Debora Kelly

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