Anti-masker charged after hosting large Halloween Party

Nov 2 2020, 11:42 am

An organizer of a large anti-masker Halloween party was charged over the weekend.

On Monday, Chief Matthew Pegg said that around 60 to 70 people were at the party, but just the organizer was charged for the large gathering.

A Toronto Police Service Superintendent also said that the Halloween party was hosted by anti-maskers and that police are investigating the issue further.

Mayor John Tory added that “the days of warnings are over.”

He noted that if people are operating in a way that is contrary to the rules, then “there is a price to be paid for that. The rules are for real.”

In September, the province announced that amendments to the Reopening Ontario (A Flexible Response to COVID-19) Act were made to impose fines of a minimum of $10,000 to a maximum amount of $100,000 for those hosting social gatherings and $750 for people attending the events.

Daily Hive has reached out to Toronto Police Service for comment and will update accordingly. 

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