29 people sent to hospital after DJ Avicii show in Toronto

The crowd is pictured during a December 2013 Avicii performance in Chicago. (GETTY IMAGES)

The crowd is pictured during a December 2013 Avicii performance in Chicago. (GETTY IMAGES)

Kevin Connor, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 7:15 PM ET

Toronto Councillor Giorgio Mammoliti is saying “I told you so” after 29 overindulging youth were sent to hospital from a Rogers Centre all-ages event over the weekend.

Toronto paramedics had to transport partygoers who fell ill to various degrees after consuming alcohol or drugs during a sold-out concert by Swedish DJ Avicii.

Mammoliti has long been a critic of all-ages raves.

“The same promoter (of the Avicii concert) wants to bring 8,000 to Exhibition Place for raves,” Mammoliti said, adding such events have to be stopped.

Toronto EMS were called to the Rogers Centre because the private paramedics hired to cover the event were overwhelmed by the number of people who needed to be hospitalized.

 


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