Coronavirus: Toronto nightclub owner and manager charged after reopening of covered place, police say

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The owner and manager of a Toronto nightclub were charged by police after the alleged reopening of the covered area in violation of provincial orders issued in response to the coronavirus pandemic.Police said officers were informed of the service operating inside the Goldie nightclub on King Street West near Bathurst Street on Friday evening.

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In a statement released Tuesday evening, police said the site has no outdoor terrace and that people who went to the nightclub entered from the back of the building.

“No social distancing measures have been applied. An estimated 125,150 people were seen inside, “the statement said.

Investigators said the owner, manager and society of the nightclub were to be charged with failing to comply with an order made during an emergency declared under the Emergency Management and Emergency Preparedness Act. Ontario.

Indoor gatherings in commercial locations such as nightclubs are currently prohibited by the Ontario government.

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