Georgina Marina, Markham Barber Shop and Vaughan Sports Facilities Among 19 Charges for COVID-19 Violations

Members of the Law Enforcement Task Force visited 1,461 York Region businesses May 3-9

Krate’s Marina in Keswick, Royal Fades Barbershop in Markham and Paramount Sports in Vaughan are among the companies and people charged with COVID-19 violations last week in York Region.

The York Region Enforcement Task Force laid 19 charges, conducted 403 compliance education activities and visited 1,461 locations from Monday May 3 through Sunday May 9.

The marina at 290 The Queensway South faces a total fine of $ 880 for an unspecified violation filed by Georgina’s regulations officers. Marinas are not allowed to open for boating under current lockdown orders, but can repair, maintain and launch boats.

Paramount Sports at 130 Racco Parkway in Vaughan and Royal Fades Barbershop on Highway 7 East and Green Creek Spa at 7750 Kennedy Rd. In Markham have been accused of non-essential businesses remaining open.

Bomond Restaurant and Lounge at 1200 Highway 7 in Vaughan has been charged with obstructing a Vaughan bylaw officer in order to enforce the emergency measures bylaw.

Champion Doner Restaurant, located at 2810, Major Mackenzie Dr. West, faces three fines of $ 880 each for failing to wear appropriate personal protective equipment while providing services.

A public notice of May 11 details the charges and closures.

Newmarket law enforcement officers performed 208 inspections and issued 28 compliance education notices.

The summary of the 19 charges laid under the Reopening of the Ontario Act and Article 22 of the Health Protection and Promotion Act is:

  • 2 charges issued by York Region Public Health
  • 3 charges issued by York Region Transit
  • 7 charges laid by York Regional Police
  • 1 charge issued by the town of Georgina
  • 2 charges issued by the city of Markham
  • 4 charges issued by the city of Vaughan

As of March 2020, public health inspectors, city bylaw officers and other law enforcement agencies have carried out 62,417 inspections, resulting in 1,293 charges and 28,083 compliance education activities.

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