Toronto police said they charged 10 people who attended a gathering in a social club in North York on Friday night in violation of the limits set because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Police said Friday at 8:45 pm ET that officers along with Civic Licensing and Bylaw officers executed a search warrant at a social club in the area of Lawrence Avenue West and Marlee Avenue.
Police found 10 people gathered at the scene, and charged them with a Part 3 summons under the Ontario Reopening Act for violating assembly restrictions. Toronto and the Peel Region are in the lockdown of the province, which bans indoor gatherings with those outside the same home.
Police say they also confiscated 11 illegal gaming machines they found at the scene.
The 59-year-old club owner was arrested and charged with keeping a common gaming or betting house, allowing use of a place as a games house or betting, allowing a machine to be kept for gambling or betting, having money or property . for a betting and gambling offense and in possession of proceeds of crime under $ 5,000.
He is due to appear in court in January. Anyone with any information is asked to contact the police.