Another storage group destroyed by cops

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Toronto Police officers dispersed another party held in a storage unit.

Officers received a complaint Friday night about a large gathering inside a storage unit in the Trethewey Dr.-Black Creek Dr. area near a Toronto police station.

Once at the scene, said Toronto Emergency Management Chief Matthew Pegg, officers laid a charge under the provincial Ontario Reopening Act.

It came less than a week after police threw a big birthday party at a self-storage unit in Etobicoke, near North Queen St. and Shorncliffe Rd.

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Pegg said that on Friday there was also another illegal gathering, near Lawrence Avenue West, near Allen Road.

“As a result of the response to an investigation into this incident, 15 charges have been laid under the Ontario Reopening Act,” said Pegg.

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Over the weekend, law enforcement teams responded to 106 complaints about illegal gatherings on private property, laying 33 charges.

Of the 44 restaurants and bars inspected, 14 were found to be in breach – five charges were laid and nine warning letters were issued.

On city parks and beaches – 35 bonfires were extinguished and 33 trespassing charges were laid.

Toronto recorded 331 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday, with 167 patients treated in city hospitals and 41 in intensive care.

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