A Toronto restaurant defies lockdown orders and then police arrive

A Toronto restaurant defies lockdown orders and then police arrive 1


A restaurant in Toronto has chosen to defy the province's lockdown order and open for indoor dining in the face of growing COVID-19 cases.

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75 Comments on "A Toronto restaurant defies lockdown orders and then police arrive"

  1. Sinister Minister | November 24, 2020 at 1:27 PM | Reply

    Instead of giving multi- billion dollar tax breaks to mega-rich corporations maybe goverments should be giving some of those billions to small businesses.

  2. Explore Dreamer | November 24, 2020 at 2:21 PM | Reply

    I see where the small businesses are coming from – limited support, losing customer base, losses from fixed costs, etc. While the big stores are still open and are densely packed. There needs to be a chance in the covid response for businesses and fair protocols for all. Also someone tell me why are schools still open?

  3. Big business like Walmart or costco or Amazon should be profit sharing with small business if they are going to keep this two tiered standard

    • “Indoor dining” enough said. Walmart sells essentials, and I’m hopeful places like McDonald’s minus drive trough are atleast shut down as this place should/is.

    • That’s why I never went into business for a career. I chose health care instead. Health care is immune to changes in the economy.

    • @Christopher D finally someone with some sense

    • Schlomo Shecklechildstein | November 24, 2020 at 7:06 PM | Reply

      @Ali Chaudhry your condescending comment shows the class of money in our healthcare system. Aloha open the snack bar

    • “Big business like Walmart or costco or Amazon”

      Also known as the distribution arm of the People’s Republic of China.

  4. Kevin Fernandes | November 24, 2020 at 5:01 PM | Reply

    why are schools still open if this whole thing is so dangerous?

  5. Wolfgang Von Zubaz | November 24, 2020 at 5:33 PM | Reply

    Small businesses are decimated. While the top 20 richest Canadians increased their wealth by $37 billion since the lockdowns started. Jeff Bezos wealth increased by $55 billion in less than 9 months. We’re witnessing one of the biggest wealth transfers, and consolidations of power in history

  6. Timothy Bayliss | November 24, 2020 at 5:42 PM | Reply

    I have a stupid question…would it still be illegal if he was operating a charity and giving the food away for free? I want smart answers.

    • Lorenzo Cabason | November 24, 2020 at 6:25 PM | Reply

      A guy was building movable shelters for the homeless and the city sent him a Cease and Dessist

    • No because charities don’t have dine in. Pick up and delivery are still allowed. Now if it was a soup kitchen or something like that, then it probably would be illegal yes.

    • Sainte Jeanne d'Arc | November 24, 2020 at 6:43 PM | Reply

      Pastor Artur Polowski in Calgary has been given record tickets for feeding the homeless, outside, and that was before the lockdown.

    • Impotent ManChild | November 24, 2020 at 8:14 PM | Reply

      If the guy is giving his food away for free then he deserves to lose his business for being stupid! Wake up, it’s 2020 everyman for himself!

    • That would be more heavily enforced bud

  7. I remember in the spring when Walmart was allowed to open and sell garden supplies.
    But garden centres werent allowed to do the same.


  9. Mike the Executioner | November 24, 2020 at 6:11 PM | Reply

    Maybe we should shut down the big corps and allow only small business then the population would be spread out far more.

  10. He’s right, why are big corporations allowed to stay open but not small businesses? Corporations already have so much money yet get bailed out, and mom and pops have to shut down with nothing. HOW IS THIS RIGHT?

    • @Evan Atchums nope, he is right. Restaurants have been proven to be superspreader locations, just ask any epidemiological contract tracer, or one of several studies proving it. Masks work, even for idiots. You should try them!

    • @bashbrannigan Is a local restaurant not considered a small business??

    • @Enya That’s not the point. The video and commentator were saying small businesses were treated unfairly compared to large businesses. But it’s not that restaurants are a small business that they’re closed, it’s because they spread the virus easily.

    • @bashbrannigan then explain how they are going to control the virus at the schools?

    • @brinda deal How schools are handling the virus is easy to find. You can read about that yourself, don’t ask me to do it for you

  11. Oh yeah the Premier the liberals and all cronies know exactly how unfair it is and how tough it is with their big fat salaries

  12. The System: “ Do as I say but not as I do”
    Small businesses is just as important.

  13. Why was the reporter not wearing a mask in the beginning but towards the end he was?😂😂

  14. Well, this is one way of getting free advertising.

  15. Lockdowns are a violation of the Police Services Act, Heabus Corpus, Department of Justice Act, Competition law and the charter itself. This is not about public health, this is about control. A persons health is their own problem.

  16. balderdashery G | November 24, 2020 at 7:14 PM | Reply

    Finally a report that I can thumbs up! I will do everything I can to support small businesses.

  17. Caп¡s Aпuв¡s | November 24, 2020 at 7:22 PM | Reply

    “Rich get richer while the poor get poorer,”

    Big, multimillion dollar companies remain open for business while the mom & pop stores are ordered to be shut down. So easy to see what’s wrong with this picture. I don’t blame the restaurant owner at all.

    • Justin Stevenson | November 24, 2020 at 8:12 PM | Reply

      Yes but isn’t everyone just blind by the same restrictions? Like he could do take out just not eat in right?

      Not like the huge companies are allowed to have dine in?

      Correct me if I’m wrong just looking to make fair sense of that,

  18. It is pretty stupid I can go to work at a packed factory but somehow avoiding dining rooms is making things better.

  19. Jagger Gillott | November 24, 2020 at 7:23 PM | Reply


  20. Let’s go Canada more of these ,let’s put it together Albertans,And it starts, please comment

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