In an interview with CP24, Toronto Mayor John Tory seized the opportunity to slam the Etobicoke small business owner who defied lockdown measures for a second day on Wednesday.
Earlier today, the owner of Adamson Barbecue Adam Skelly opened his business’ doors for indoor dining to patrons despite being ordered to shut down his business on Tuesday by the city.
“He’s snubbing his nose at the system,” said Tory.
“[The restaurant] shouldn’t be open at all if this man was any kind of a respectable citizen and a person who really wanted to respect the best interest of his fellow Torontonians.”
In response to Skelly’s decision to open his restaurant, police laid nine charges against the small business owner.
The violations Skelly is being accused of include violating indoor dining regulations, holding an illegal gathering and operating his business without a license. Meanwhile, those who attended the restaurant to support Skelly did not receive any charges.
As exclusively reported by True North, members of the Canadian mainstream media were among those who called for Skelly to shut down.
For example, CTV News correspondent Scott Reid took to social media to say that Skelly’s business should be chained and that the small business owner should “get bent.”
“FFS – just tell this Adamson guy to get bent. Should have laid charges at 12pm. If he keeps it up chain the joint. Cops didn’t commit this much manpower to the Kennedy assassination,” tweeted Reid on Tuesday.