Mississauga issues tickets to people organizing basketball games, giving private music lessons
Over the past week, the City of Mississauga issued over 30 fines to people who allegedly participated in gatherings that are prohibited under the province's current stay-at-home order.
According to the most recent enforcement report, the city issued two $880 fines to businesses and 31 tickets to people allegedly involved in gatherings.
The report indicates that one ticket was issued for a violation that occurred in a park.
The report says that on April 20, one ticket was issued to someone who was allegedly conducting private music lessons out of their residence.
On April 23, four tickets were issued to people who were allegedly involved in organized basketball games (three fines were issued under the Reopening Ontario Act and one was issued for obstruction).
Another ticket was issued in regards to the use of a prohibited park amenity.
On April 24, two tickets were issued in response to alleged gatherings at private residences and 15 tickets were issued to people who appeared at an alleged "car meet."
On April 25, 10 tickets were issued in response to an organized soccer game and another ticket was issued in response to a private gathering at a home in the city.
Under current restrictions, outdoor amenities such as sports fields, basketball courts, tennis courts, golf courses, skate parks and more are closed. The current ban on outdoor activities has been challenged by health experts and even Mississauga Mayor Bonnie Crombie has called on the Doug Ford government to reconsider such restrictions.
The current restrictions are slated to remain in effect until at least May 20.
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