Online post brings 1,500 teens to house party


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Online post brings 1,500 teens to house party

By Julianne Cassidy. CREATED May 5, 2014

The "mansion party" in Brampton, Ontario, was shut down after 1,500 teenagers followed an online party post to a partially-built home under renovation last week. Sixty police cruisers from three divisions shut down the party, which had already caused an estimated $70,000 worth of property damage.

The homeowner's son did have permission to host a party at the 5,000 square-foot residence, but posted the #MansionParty invitation on Facebook, Twitter and even Craig's List. 

“My daughter walked in, looked around and told her friends don’t go upstairs because the railing was all falling apart,” Nancy Viveiros, a mother who's 18-year-old daughter attended the bash, tells the Toronto Sun.

Peel Regional Police were called with noise complaints only 50 minutes after the party began at 9 p.m. However, neighbors did not even have to tell the police the address as the out-of-control #MansionParty had already become a trending topic on Twitter.

“Social media is probably not the best place to advertise a party,” Const. Thomas Ruttan told the Toronto Sun. “People need to realize how far reaching social media is and how quickly things like this can get out of control.”

Several party-goers were arrested on the scene for "intoxication and assaulting police," further reports the Toronto Sun.

Houses on this upscale block traditionally sell for well over $1 million. This one has been under construction for seven years.

Julianne Cassidy

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A city girl gone country, Philadelphia-bred journalist Julianne Cassidy relocated to be a Nashville-based digital editor for Scripps Media, Inc.