Police charged six people for illegally gathering at cottage country rental

May 31 2021, 8:16 am

Multiple Toronto-area residents have been charged after Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) broke up a gathering at a short-term rental over the Victoria Day long weekend.

The OPP’s Orillia detachment was notified around 10:30 pm on May 22 that several people were gathered at a residence in the Township of Oro-Medonte, in Simcoe County.

Upon arrival, officers discovered six people inside the Lakeshore Road residence and determined that the home was a short-term rental.

According to police, all six people were from the Toronto area and charged under the Reopening of Ontario Act (ROA).

Ontario is currently under a Stay-at-Home order, which prohibits indoor gatherings with members of different households.

Individuals charged under the ROA face a minimum fine of $750.

The Stay-at-Home order is set to expire on June 2, at which point the province will begin to enter its new three-stage reopening plan.

To date, Ontario has seen 531,459 COVID-19 cases and 8,757 virus-related deaths.

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