You could be fined $300 for drinking in parks, beaches this long weekend

Sep 3 2020, 1:28 pm

With the long weekend offering residents some final days to fully enjoy the end of summer, it can be tempting to meet up with family and friends in parks or beaches and crack open a beer or two.

But the City of Toronto is reminding everyone that doing so could cost them a hefty $300 fine.

“Planning a trip to the beach or park this long weekend? Don’t bring beer, wine or spirits. You can receive a $300 ticket for consuming alcohol in public spaces. Be considerate of others,” the City said on Thursday.

Planning a trip to the beach or park this #longweekend? Don’t bring beer, wine or spirits. You can receive a $300 ticket for consuming alcohol in public spaces. Be considerate of others.
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— City of Toronto (@cityoftoronto) September 3, 2020

The provincial Liquor Licence Act also carries $100 fines for drinking in public, and under this act you can be fined $50 for being intoxicated in a public space.

The City is also reminding everyone to maintain physical distancing with anyone outside of their social circle and to wear face masks if physical distancing can’t be maintained.

And, if attending an event in a park, you must comply with the province’s restrictions on gathering sizes, which prohibits gathering of more than 100 people.

“All special events in parks must have a permit, including events with fewer than 100 attendees,” the City adds.

So this weekend, best leave the drinks at home.

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