“They are putting their own health at risk and by risking the spread of the virus to others, they could contribute to the kind of setback we are trying hard to avoid,” Toronto Mayor John Tory said on Twitter. “I know from talking to them tonight these are smart people who simply have to do better going forward.”
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Numerous photos shared across social media platforms show hordes of people lounging in the park, apparently disregarding physical distancing regulations.
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The city has made it illegal to come within two metres of someone from a different household in parks and public squares.
0:36City of Toronto installs fencing around Trinity Bellwoods cherry blossoms
City of Toronto installs fencing around Trinity Bellwoods cherry blossoms
Those who break the bylaw could be handed a $1,000 ticket on the spot,