Adam Skelly, who owns Adamson Barbecue, is being charged with one count each of attempting to obstruct police, mischief, failing to comply with a continuing order and failing to leave when directed.
The restaurant was seized by the Toronto Police Service early this morning, the locks were changed and all persons were restricted from access to the premises, said Toronto Police Superintendent Dom Sinopoli in a press conference late Thursday afternoon.
Toronto began a four-week lockdown this week amid an exponential rise in Covid-19 cases and as ICUs near capacity. All dining, non-essential shopping, salons and gyms have been ordered closed. And on Thursday, Toronto’s mayor told CNN he wasn’t ruling out an extension of the lockdown to last through Christmas and New Year’s.