How much you can be fined for drinking alcohol at Toronto beaches or parks

Jul 24 2020, 11:33 am

As the weather begins to heat up, many are heading to Toronto’s beaches to cool down.

And with most patios limiting patrons to maintain physical distancing, some will head to the city’s beaches with booze in hand.

But since Toronto’s waterfront parks and beaches are public spaces, you can be fined if you are found drinking alcohol in these places.

“Enjoy the beach this weekend, but stay safe and follow the rules. Alcohol is not permitted at parks or beaches,” said the City. “You can receive a $300 ticket for consuming alcohol in public spaces.”

So, a $300 ticket can be issued for drinking in public parks or beaches. But that’s not the only fine that can be issued this summer.

“While visiting a beach or park, people must practice physical distancing and avoid crowding. Under the City’s physical distancing bylaw, any two people who don’t live together, who fail to keep two metres of distance between them in a City park or public square, can receive a $1,000 ticket,” says the City of Toronto.

And while you’re at the beach, be sure to pick up your garbage or that can also cost you.

“There are a high number of visitors to Toronto’s parks and beaches. Keep your litter off the ground. Please dispose of waste in bins, or take it home with you,” advises the City.

“Residents are reminded that bonfires, the consumption of alcohol and littering are not permitted in parks, beaches or public spaces. Enforcement officers will issue tickets related to the consumption of alcohol and bonfires, with fines of up to $300.”

That’s right, anyone found littering will face fines up to $500.

Enjoy the weather out there, but be safe, Toronto.

And pick up your garbage.

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