Peel Police broke up a house party in Mississauga on Sunday that had 60 people in attendance, resulting in more than $47,000 worth of fines.
According to Deputy Chief Marc Andrews, the event took place at a short-term Airbnb rental unit in Mississauga.
Some of the attendees fled upon police arrival.
Andrews said 27 people were fined $880 for attending the party, and two people were charged for hosting the party, which resulted in a minimum fine of $10,000 each.
“It’s a tough time for everyone. These antics help no one,” he said.
Earlier today @PeelPolice and By-law officers attended a house party in an Msga short term rental unit, 60 people in attendance, some fled on police arrival. 27 x $880 Fines, 2 x Part 3 Summons to hosts (Min $10,000 Fine). Its a tough time for everyone, these antics help no one pic.twitter.com/F5ht3h5ycl
— Deputy Chief Marc Andrews (@DeputyAndrews) November 29, 2020
“It’s the holiday season, and a number of important days of celebration are being/have been affected. Please do your best to abide by the current restrictions put in place to keep everyone safe, especially those who are vulnerable,” Peel Police said.
On Sunday afternoon, Mississauga Mayor Bonnie Crombie said she was “very disappointed” to learn of the incident.
She added that the charges send a “strong signal” to the community that the city is taking the COVID-19 situation in the city “very seriously.”
“I want to thank the vast majority of Mississauga residents, businesses and faith-based groups who are following the rules and helping to reduce community spread,” Crombie said.