Canadian News Apr 10, 2020 3:46 PM EST

Toronto officers to enforce social distancing this weekend

There will be 160 police service members and 200 by-law officers checking in on areas where people tend to congregate.

Toronto officers to enforce social distancing this weekend
Sam Edwards High Level, Alberta
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Police and by-law officers will be enforcing social distancing this weekend in Toronto, according to City News.

There will be 160 police service members and 200 by-law officers checking in on areas where people tend to congregate, in order to make sure the province's physical distancing measures are not being violated.

In a statement, the city said, “Officers continue to observe people participating in prohibited activities in City parks, including gathering in groups larger than five, not practicing physical distancing, using closed parks amenities and allowing dogs to run off leash in public areas.”

Based on public feedback, enforcement officers have been paying close attention to these areas:

  • High Park
  • Bluffer’s Park
  • Rosetta McClain Gardens
  • Trinity Bellwoods
  • Humber Bay East
  • Christie Pits
  • Sunnybrook Park
  • Woodbine Beach
  • Allan Gardens
  • Sherwood Park

Tickets will be issued to people parking in any of the closed parking facilities around the city.

The city said that close to 1,000 people were talked to on Wednesday about park closures and physical distancing.

Since April 4, the city has issued 68 tickets.

Beer stores are closed today and will be on Easter Sunday, thought they will be open on Saturday and Monday. The LCBO is closed today and will be on Easter Monday and Sunday but will also be open on Saturday.

The majority of major grocery stores are closed today and will be closed on Easter Sunday as well.

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