Apr 03, 2020
By Christine Ross
The fine for failing to keep your distance in Toronto parks and public spaces has been set at $1,000.
Mayor John Tory says that fine for not obeying the two metres of physical distancing was approved Friday by the Province’s Chief Justice. It applies to any two people who don’t live together and who fail to keep six feet between them. Officers could issue higher tickets that would be subject to the courts where fines could go up to $5,000 upon conviction.
The COVID-19 Enforcement Team will be across the city this weekend educating the public and enforcing compliance with this new bylaw. 160 Toronto Police officers and other personnel are assigned to the COVID-19 Enforcement Team, plus 200 Toronto Bylaw Enforcement Officers.