Toronto reported another 200 COVID-19 cases on Sunday as the city says city by-laws and police continue to see several physical rules broken in green spaces.
The new cases brought the city total to 3,546. Of these, 241 are in hospitals and 95 are in intensive care units.
The city said 11 new deaths brought the death toll in Toronto to 173. Meanwhile, 184 people have recovered from the virus.
In a press release, the city said Trinity Bellwoods Park, near Ossington Avenue and Queen Street West, continues to be the most problematic area as people keep “sparse regulations” in place to curb the spread. COVID-19.
The settlement and police repelled hundreds of vehicles from Bluffer Park on Saturday, the city said, adding that several people had tried to ignore the closing signs and pylons at Palace Pier Park.
As a result, officers issued 28 tickets on Saturday.
The city also said it had received complaints about the operation of several non-essential businesses, violating provincial ordinances. Since March 24, 44 tickets have been issued to non-essential businesses.
The Canadian Civil Liberties Association has said it will fight for citizens caught in violation of COVID-19 bylaws. The group said it had received at least 100 complaints from the public in the past 10 days.
“We will ask for an amnesty on all of these tickets and for all the fines to be canceled afterwards because of the unconstitutional mess that many municipal governments have put us in,” said executive director Michael Bryant.
He said the restrictions are an abuse of power because leisure activities are generally harmless and should be dealt with by issuing warnings rather than fines.
– with files from The Canadian Press