Hamilton short-term rental faces six charges over alleged COVID-19 regulation violations
Published December 14, 2020 at 11:48 am
A short-term rental in Hamilton is facing several charges related to COVID-19 regulation violations.
According to data shared on the City of Hamilton’s website, an Air BnB located on King Street E, has been charged under the Reopening Ontario Act for six separate alleged violations.
The charges are related to capacity issues, lack of screening, no contact tracing or physical distancing, lack of a safety plan and obstruction of a “person performing a duty in accordance with a continued section 7.0.2 order.”
The citations were issued on Saturday (Dec. 12).
Over the weekend, the City also issued tickets under the Face Covering Bylaw to three other Hamilton businesses: Cause and Effect Bar in Upper Stoney Creek received two, Jug City on the Mountain and the Flea Market on Barton Street.
“Please note that the fact that a business has been charged with an offence does not mean that that business is guilty of the offence,” the City says on their website.
“A ticket or penalty notice amounts to an allegation and the business is presumed innocent until the alleged offence is proven or admitted.”
Last month, the City of Hamilton started sharing details of the businesses who have been charged for flouting regulations and bylaws designed to limit the spread of coronavirus. Since then, 21 businesses have been charged.
Learn more about how the City of Hamilton is enforcing Provincial Orders under the Emergency Measures and Civil Protection Act (EMCPA), visit their website.insauga's Editorial Standards and Policies advertising