Toronto police said they have accused 10 people of attending a meeting at the North York Social Club on Friday night in violation of restrictions imposed by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Police said on Friday at At 20.45 pm, EIT officials, along with municipal licensing and regulatory staff, executed a search warrant at the social club in Lawrence Avenue West and Marlee Avenue.
Police found 10 people who had gathered at the scene and were charged with a Part 3 summons under the Ontario law reinstatement for violating assembly restrictions. The Toronto and Peel region is in the provincial closure phase, which prohibits gathering indoors with those outside the same household.
Police say they also confiscated 11 illegal slot machines found at the scene.
The 59-year-old club owner was arrested and charged with maintaining a common gambling or betting house, allowing the place to be used as a gambling or betting house, allowing a car to gamble or betting, and storing money or property. for betting and gambling violations and 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.