Queen's Park is cracking down on house parties and unauthorized gatherings. Ontario Premier Doug Ford is taking steps to limit a second wave of COVID-19.

"I said earlier this week, that we are prepared to take every step necessary to protect the health and safety of all Ontarians, and the fact is the public health trends in three regions of Ontario, they are concerning," he said, during his daily briefing yesterday. 

The premier announced lower limits for public gatherings in Peel, Ottawa and Toronto. Ford also announced steep fines of $10,000 for those hosting large public gatherings that ignore public health measures.

"We will throw the book at you, if you break the rules, and we can't afford to let a few rule breakers reverse all the hard work and progress the people of Ontario have made over the last six months," he emphasized.

In his briefing, the premier also announced a freeze on rents for residential tenants in 2021, as well as an extension of the program to prevent commercial evictions. 

For more information:

Lower Limits for Unmonitored and Private Social Gatherings in Ottawa, Peel and Toronto Regions

Ontario Introduces Legislation to Freeze Residential Rent in 2021

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