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King St. nightclub has liquor licence suspended after breaking pandemic rules

Last Updated Jul 3, 2020 at 1:50 pm EDT

Goldie on King Street West. Photo credit: Google Maps

A nightclub on King Street that was charged earlier this week with failure to comply with an emergency pandemic order has now had its liquor licence suspended.

In a tweet, the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) said it has imposed an “immediate suspension” of Goldie Nightclub’s liquor licence.

The AGCO adds that it has served the licensee a Notice of Proposal to revoke the licence.

Toronto police said they were made aware that the nightclub on King near Bathurst Street was operating indoors last Friday night.

It’s alleged the club, which has no outdoor patio or seating areas and no permit for outdoor service, was letting patrons in through the back door.

Police allege there were no social distancing measures in effect and around 125 to 150 people were inside.

Premier Doug Ford called out the foolish actions of those who attended the bar, pointing out how they could undo all the hard work of everyone else in the province and city when it comes to stopping the spread of COVID-19.

“Just imagine, all it takes is one person in that bar of 150, gives it to another who gives it to another and then all of sudden they go home and they go visit their grandparents or their elderly parents and you’re putting your family at risk, you’re putting your friends at risk. Why? Over a couple of drinks? Not worth it.”