Four men charged under Guelph Nuisance Party Bylaw and Reopening Ontario Act
Guelph, Ont., February 4, 2021 – Just after 12 a.m. today, Guelph’s Bylaw team responded to a noise complaint which resulted in several charges under the City’s Nuisance Party Bylaw, and the Reopening Ontario Act.
The party involved at least 10 people gathering indoors, four of whom lived at the property. The four residents were each charged with violating Guelph’s Nuisance Party Bylaw and failure to comply with COVID-19 restrictions under the Reopening Ontario Act. The total fine for each man amounts to $2,625:
- Nuisance party $500 (plus $115 administration fee)
- Failure to comply with Reopening Ontario Act $750 (plus $130 administration fee)
- Obstructing an officer from doing their duty under the Reopening Ontario Act $1000 (plus $130 administration fee)
Ontario’s current public health and workplace restrictions are expected to be in effect until at least Tuesday, February 9, 2021.
The City posts a weekly summary of COVID-19 complaints and charges on guelph.ca/covid19 each Tuesday.
Most people are following guidelines – thank you
Thankfully, most people in Guelph are following the guidelines and doing their part to protect themselves, their families and our community. While provincial rules and regulations may change, most people understand the underlying idea is to reduce contact with people they don’t live with.
Report a COVID-19 concern
Learn more about Ontario’s public health and workplace safety measures
To report a concern about gatherings or business not following COVID-19 guidelines
- Guelph’s Noise Control and Nuisance Party Bylaws
- Provincial emergency order O Reg. 82/20 under the Reopening Ontario (A Flexible Response to COVID-19) Act, 2020, S.O. 2020, c. 17
- Provincial stay-at-home order O Reg. 11/21 under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. E.9
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Stacey Hare, Corporate Communications and Customer Service
City of Guelph
519-822-1260 extension 2611