Over 20 tickets issued for illegal gatherings, one ticket issued to a “non-essential” nail salon in Mississauga

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Published May 19, 2021 at 5:55 pm

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Last week, the City of Mississauga issued a total of 27 COVID-19-related tickets to people who allegedly attended illegal gatherings, violated rules governing business operations and committed offences in parks. 

According to a weekly enforcement report, four businesses were fined $880 for allegedly violating COVID-19 related protocols and 21 people were fined for reportedly participating in illegal gatherings (with one person facing a Part 3 charge). 

The enforcement report says that one $880 ticket was issued in a park and a $360 ticket was issued to someone who allegedly violated a city bylaw. 

According to the report, two tickets were issued for private gatherings–one in a home and one in a park–on May 12. On May 14, a “non-essential” nail salon was issued four tickets and 12 tickets were issued for alleged gatherings in private residences. On May 15, seven tickets were issued at an alleged “car meet” and one ticket was issued in response to a reported gathering at a private residence. 

On May 16, a bylaw ticket was issued at Celebration Square. 

Mississauga is currently under a province-wide stay-at-home order that prohibits gatherings with people outside of one’s household (although people who live alone and single parents are permitted to join one other household). 

The order is expected to remain in effect until at least June 2. 

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