Ontario Travel Industry Act

Two charged under Ontario Travel Industry Act

Gerardo Calderon and Gladys Calderon, carrying on business as Smartchoice Travel & Tours, have each been charged with one count of furnishing false information contrary to section 31(1)(a) of the Ontario Travel Industry Act, 2002. In addition, Gerardo Calderon and Gladys Calderon have been charged with 13 and 11 counts respectively, of failing to deposit and hold customer funds in a trust account, contrary to section 27(3) of Ontario Regulation 26/05 made under the Act. Smartchoice Travel & Tours was a registered travel agent that operated in Toronto and elsewhere in Ontario. Its registration under the Act was voluntarily terminated on June 13, 2014. The next court appearance is scheduled for Dec. 18, 2014 at 9 a.m. at the Ontario Court of Justice, Provincial Offences Court, located at 70 Centre Avenue, Toronto.