FAQ about Enforcement

As the COVID-19 situation in Hamilton continues to evolve, these FAQ will be regularly updated as circumstances change to provide residents with current information on how the City of Hamilton is enforcing the Provincial Orders under the Emergency Measures and Civil Protection Act (EMCPA).

Updated as of April 18, 2021. Information is updated weekly on Monday mornings.

Charges under EMCPA Charges
Non-essential/Essential Businesses 13
Gathering of 5+ People 28
Use of Prohibited Amenities 114
Others 0
Obstruct any Order/Officer 9
Using off-leash Dog Park 8
Total Charges under EMCPA 172
Charges under Reopening Ontario Act (ROA) Charges
Fail to comply with a continued section 7.0.2 order 334
Obstruct any person exercising power 7
Obstruct any person performing a duty 12
Total Charges under ROA 353
Administrative Penalties Charges
Fireworks By-law 1
Face Coverings By-law (20-155) 33
Physical Distancing (20-056) 133
Physical Distancing (20-164) 32
Total Charges under APS 199
EMCPA issued during Stay at Home Order Period Charges
EMCPA - Fail to comply with an order made during declared emergency 84
EMCPA - Obstruct any person exercising a power in accordance with an order made during a declared emergency 1
EMCPA - Obstruct any person performing a duty in accordance with an order made during a declared emergency 0
Total Charges 85
Enforcement Fines Fine Amount
Physical Distancing $500
Face Coverings $200 to $500
Reopening Act of Ontario (ROA) $750 to $1000
EMCPA (Stay at Home Order) $750 to $1000

ROA & EMCPA Enforcement fine amounts are subject to victim surcharges.

Business charges issued under COVID Regulations and By-laws include:

  • Face Coverings By-law (20-155), as amended;
  • Physical Distancing By-law (20-164), as amended;
  • Reopening Ontario Act (ROA), 2020, S.O. 2020, c. 17
  • Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. E.9
  • Any other legislation/by-laws enacted by the Province or the City in relation to the pandemic

Disclaimer: Please note that the fact that a business has been charged with an offence does not mean that that business is guilty of the offence. A ticket or penalty notice amounts to an allegation and the business is presumed innocent until the alleged offence is proven or admitted.

Date Business Offence Charge
14-Apr-21 KRYPTONIAN INK
Concession Street, Hamilton
Reopening Act of Ontario Obstruct any person exercising a power in accordance with a continued section 7.0.2 order; Obstruction of an Investigation
14-Apr-21 KRYPTONIAN INK
Concession Street, Hamilton
Reopening Act of Ontario Fail to comply with a continued section 7.0.2 order;  Operating Business when not Permitted
8-Apr-21 THE BARBER CENTRE
Main Street East, Hamilton
Reopening Act of Ontario Fail to comply with a continued section 7.0.2 order;  Operating Business when not Permitted
8-Apr-21 THE BARBER CENTRE
Main Street East, Hamilton
Reopening Act of Ontario Fail to comply with a continued section 7.0.2 order; Face Covering Violations
8-Apr-21 THE BARBER CENTRE
Main Street East, Hamilton
Reopening Act of Ontario Obstruct any person performing a duty in accordance with a continued section 7.0.2 order; Obstruction of an Investigation
4-Apr-21 CHURRASQUEIRA CAFÉ & CANTINHO
Barton St. E., Hamilton
Reopening Act of Ontario  Fail to comply with a continued section 7.0.2 order; Allow indoor dining when not permitted 
4-Apr-21 CHURRASQUEIRA CAFÉ & CANTINHO
Barton St. E., Hamilton
Reopening Act of Ontario Fail to comply with a continued section 7.0.2 order; No COVID-19 Safety Plan
3-Apr-21 ONTARIO STONE DESIGN
Stone Church Rd. E, Hamilton
Reopening Act of Ontario Fail to comply with a continued section 7.0.2 order; Failed to produce written COVID-19 Safety Plan when requested
29-Mar-21 EURO SKINCARE & LASER CLINIC
Gailmont Drive, Hamilton
Reopening Act of Ontario Fail to comply with a continued section 7.0.2 order; Non-Essential Business Operation
29-Mar-21 EURO SKINCARE & LASER CLINIC
Gailmont Drive, Hamilton
Reopening Act of Ontario Fail to comply with a continued section 7.0.2 order; Fail to Ensure Face Coverings worn
27-Mar-21 THE END ZONE BAR & GRILL
Main St. E., Hamilton
Reopening Act of Ontario Fail to comply with a continued section 7.0.2 order; Exceeded maximum capacity within establishment
27-Mar-21 THE END ZONE BAR & GRILL
Main St. E., Hamilton
Reopening Act of Ontario Fail to comply with a continued section 7.0.2 order; Fail to ensure Face Coverings worn
27-Mar-21 THE END ZONE BAR & GRILL
Main St. E., Hamilton
Reopening Act of Ontario Fail to comply with a continued section 7.0.2 order; Fail to ensure Face Coverings worn
27-Mar-21 THE END ZONE BAR & GRILL
Main St. E., Hamilton
Reopening Act of Ontario Fail to comply with a continued section 7.0.2 order; Fail to conduct active screening of customers
27-Mar-21 THE END ZONE BAR & GRILL
Main St. E., Hamilton
Reopening Act of Ontario Fail to comply with a continued section 7.0.2 order; Fail to Ensure Physical Distancing within establishment
27-Mar-21 THE END ZONE BAR & GRILL
Main St. E., Hamilton
Reopening Act of Ontario Fail to comply with a continued section 7.0.2 order; No Contact Tracing
27-Mar-21 THE END ZONE BAR & GRILL
Main St. E., Hamilton
Reopening Act of Ontario Fail to comply with a continued section 7.0.2 order; Volume of music exceed permitted level
25-Mar-21 KINGDOM WORSHIP CENTRE
Upper Wellington St., Hamilton
Face Coverings By-law As Operator failed to prohibit entry to Establishment to person not wearing a Face Covering
25-Mar-21 KINGDOM WORSHIP CENTRE
Upper Wellington St., Hamilton
Face Coverings By-law As Operator, failed to ask person not wearing a Face Covering to leave Establishment
19-Mar-21 CAUSE & EFFECT
Stone Church Rd. E., Stoney Creek
Reopening Ontario Act Fail to comply with a continued section 7.0.2 order; Serve Liquor past permitted hours
19-Mar-21 CAUSE & EFFECT
Stone Church Rd. E., Stoney Creek
Reopening Ontario Act Fail to comply with a continued section 7.0.2 order; Exceeded maximum capacity within establishment 
19-Mar-21 CAUSE & EFFECT
Stone Church Rd. E., Stoney Creek
Reopening Ontario Act Fail to comply with a continued section 7.0.2 order; No Contact Tracing
19-Mar-21 CAUSE & EFFECT
Stone Church Rd. E., Stoney Creek
Reopening Ontario Act Fail to comply with a continued section 7.0.2 order; Face Covering Violations
19-Mar-21 UNITED SOCCER CENTRE
Seaman St., Stoney Creek
Reopening Ontario Act Fail to comply with a continued section 7.0.2 order; Exceed Capacity Limits for Indoor Sports Facility
17-Mar-21 UNITED SOCCER CENTRE
Seaman St., Stoney Creek
Reopening Ontario Act Fail to comply with a continued section 7.0.2 order; Exceed Capacity Limits for Indoor Sports Facility
14-Mar-21 MCMASTER COFFEE
Emerson St., Hamilton
Reopening Ontario Act As Operator failed to post mandatory Face Covering Sign at entrance of Establishment
13-Mar-21 CYPRUS LOUNGE AND CAFÉ
Concession St., Hamilton
Reopening Ontario Act Fail to comply with a continued section 7.0.2 order; No Contact Tracing
13-Mar-21 RAOABE RESTAURANT
Upper Ottawa St., Hamilton
Reopening Ontario Act Fail to comply with a continued section 7.0.2 order; Operating Past Provincial Regulated Time
13-Mar-21 RAOABE RESTAURANT
Upper Ottawa St., Hamilton
Reopening Ontario Act Fail to comply with a continued section 7.0.2 order; No COVID-19 Safety Plan
13-Mar-21 RAOABE RESTAURANT
Upper Ottawa St., Hamilton
Reopening Ontario Act Fail to comply with a continued section 7.0.2 order; Exceeded maximum capacity within establishment 
13-Mar-21 EMPIRE HAIR PALACE
King St. E., Hamilton
Reopening Ontario Act  Fail to comply with a continued section 7.0.2 order; No COVID-19 Safety Plan
12-Mar-21 BASHA NAHAS
Upper James St., Hamilton
Reopening Ontario Act Fail to comply with a continued section 7.0.2 order; No Contact Tracing
12-Mar-21 BASHA NAHAS
Upper James St., Hamilton
Reopening Ontario Act Fail to comply with a continued section 7.0.2 order; Fail to conduct active screening of customers
12-Mar-21 BASHA NAHAS
Upper James St., Hamilton
Reopening Ontario Act Fail to comply with a continued section 7.0.2 order; Face Covering Violations
12-Mar-21 BASHA NAHAS
Upper James St., Hamilton
Reopening Ontario Act Fail to comply with a continued section 7.0.2 order; No COVID-19 Safety Plan
8-Mar-21 SUNQUEST TANNING
Upper James St., Hamilton
Reopening Ontario Act  Fail to comply with a continued section 7.0.2 order; No COVID-19 Safety Plan
6-Mar-21 GAGE PIZZA & WINGS
Upper Gage Ave, Hamilton
Reopening Ontario Act  Fail to comply with a continued section 7.0.2 order; No COVID-19 Safety Plan
5-Mar-21 CAUSE AND EFFECT
Stone Church Rd. E., Stoney Creek
Reopening Ontario Act Fail to comply with a continued section 7.0.2 order; Exceed maximum capacity permitted for indoor dining
5-Mar-21 CAUSE AND EFFECT
Stone Church Rd. E., Stoney Creek
Reopening Ontario Act Fail to comply with a continued section 7.0.2 order; Open and Operating past Provincial Regulated time
3-Mar-21 PARTY VILLA HAMILTON
Highway 6, Hamilton
Reopening Ontario Act Fail to comply with a continued section 7.0.2 order; Attend Indoor Social Gathering of more than 5 people
3-Mar-21 PARTY VILLA HAMILTON
Highway 6, Hamilton
Reopening Ontario Act Fail to comply with a continued section 7.0.2 order; Attend Indoor Social Gathering of more than 5 people
3-Mar-21 PARTY VILLA HAMILTON
Highway 6, Hamilton
Reopening Ontario Act Fail to comply with a continued section 7.0.2 order; Attend Indoor Social Gathering of more than 5 people
3-Mar-21 PARTY VILLA HAMILTON
Highway 6, Hamilton
Reopening Ontario Act Fail to comply with a continued section 7.0.2 order; Attend Indoor Social Gathering of more than 5 people
3-Mar-21 PARTY VILLA HAMILTON
Highway 6, Hamilton
Reopening Ontario Act Fail to comply with a continued section 7.0.2 order; Attend Indoor Social Gathering of more than 5 people
3-Mar-21 PARTY VILLA HAMILTON
Highway 6, Hamilton
Reopening Ontario Act Fail to comply with a continued section 7.0.2 order; Attend Indoor Social Gathering of more than 5 people
3-Mar-21 PARTY VILLA HAMILTON
Highway 6, Hamilton
Reopening Ontario Act Fail to comply with a continued section 7.0.2 order; Attend Indoor Social Gathering of more than 5 people
3-Mar-21 PARTY VILLA HAMILTON
Highway 6, Hamilton
Reopening Ontario Act Fail to comply with a continued section 7.0.2 order; Attend Indoor Social Gathering of more than 5 people
3-Mar-21 PARTY VILLA HAMILTON
Highway 6, Hamilton
Reopening Ontario Act Fail to comply with a continued section 7.0.2 order; Attend Indoor Social Gathering of more than 5 people
1-Mar-21 MONTFORT
Upper James St., Hamilton
Reopening Ontario Act Fail to comply with a continued section 7.0.2 order; No COVID-19 Safety Plan
27-Feb-21 LORD BYRON STEAK & SEAFOOD HOUSE
Main St. S., Waterdown
Reopening Ontario Act Fail to comply with a continued section 7.0.2 order; Exceed maximum capacity permitted for indoor dining
27-Feb-21 LORD BYRON STEAK & SEAFOOD HOUSE
Main St. S., Waterdown
Reopening Ontario Act Fail to comply with a continued section 7.0.2 order; Host/Organize Indoor Social Gathering of more than 5 people
27-Feb-21 LORD BYRON STEAK & SEAFOOD HOUSE
Main St. S., Waterdown
Reopening Ontario Act Fail to comply with a continued section 7.0.2 order; Permit more than 4 persons to be seated together
27-Feb-21 LORD BYRON STEAK & SEAFOOD HOUSE
Main St. S., Waterdown
Reopening Ontario Act Fail to comply with a continued section 7.0.2 order; No COVID-19 Safety Plan
27-Feb-21 MATTSON & CO.
Locke St. S., Hamilton
Reopening Ontario Act Fail to comply with a continued section 7.0.2 order; Exceed maximum capacity permitted for indoor dining
27-Feb-21 MATTSON & CO.
Locke St. S., Hamilton
Reopening Ontario Act Fail to comply with a continued section 7.0.2 order; No COVID-19 Safety Plan
26-Feb-21 TWISTED INDIAN WRAPS
Upper James St., Hamilton
Reopening Ontario Act Fail to comply with a continued section 7.0.2 order; No COVID-19 Safety Plan
23-Feb-21 CLORE BEAUTY SUPPLY
Upper James St., Hamilton
Reopening Ontario Act Fail to comply with a continued section 7.0.2 order; No COVID-19 Safety Plan
22-Feb-21 ROYAL CITY BARBER SHOP
Rymal Rd. E, Hamilton
Face Coverings By-law As Operator failed to post mandatory Face Covering Sign at entrance of Establishment
21-Feb-21 VALUEWAY/ESSO GAS STATION
Barton St. E., Hamilton
Face Coverings By-law Fail to wear a required Face Covering in an Establishment
19-Feb-21 ANGELO'S UNISEX HAIR STYLING
Barton St. E., Hamilton
Reopening Ontario Act Fail to comply with a continued section 7.0.2 order; Offering Services Not Permitted
11-Feb-21 BUSY BEE FOOD MART
Barton S. E., Hamilton
Reopening Ontario Act Fail to comply with a continued section 7.0.2 order; No COVID-19 Safety Plan
8-Feb-21 ROYAL PIZZA & WINGS
Queenston Rd, Stoney Creek
Reopening Ontario Act Fail to comply with a continued section 7.0.2 order; No COVID-19 Safety Plan
8-Feb-21 MR. CHICKEN SHAWARMA
Queenston Rd, Stoney Creek
Reopening Ontario Act Fail to comply with a continued section 7.0.2 order; Fail to determine indoor capacity limit
8-Feb-21 MR. CHICKEN SHAWARMA
Queenston Rd, Stoney Creek
Reopening Ontario Act Fail to comply with a continued section 7.0.2 order; No COVID-19 Safety Plan
8-Feb-21 EAST WOK CHINESE RESTAURANT
Rymal Rd. E., Hamilton
Reopening Ontario Act Fail to comply with a continued section 7.0.2 order; No COVID-19 Safety Plan
5-Feb-21 AZZURRI SPORT CLUB
Hwy 8, Stoney Creek
Face Covering By-Law As Operator, failed to ask person not wearing a Face Covering to leave Establishment
31-Jan-21 HASTY MARKET
James St. N., Hamilton
Reopening Ontario Act Fail to comply with a continued section 7.0.2 order; No safety plan posted in a conspicuous location
31-Jan-21 HASTY MARKET
James St. N., Hamilton
Reopening Ontario Act Fail to comply with a continued section 7.0.2 order; Fail to conduct active screening of customers
30-Jan-21 A1 PIZZA CENTRE
Castlewood Blvd, Dundas
Reopening Ontario Act Fail to comply with a continued section 7.0.2 order; Fail to conduct active screenings
30-Jan-21 A1 PIZZA CENTRE
Castlewood Blvd, Dundas
Reopening Ontario Act Fail to comply with a continued section 7.0.2 order; No COVID-19 Safety Plan
31-Jan-21 CHURRASQUEIRA CAFÉ & CANTINHO
Barton St. E., Hamilton
Reopening Ontario Act Fail to comply with a continued section 7.0.2 order; No COVID-19 Safety Plan
31-Jan-21 UNO STOP CONVENIENCE
Upper Ottawa St., Hamilton
Reopening Ontario Act Fail to comply with a continued section 7.0.2 order; Fail to follow local public health guidelines
31-Jan-21 ROCKLAND VARIETY
Rymal Rd. E., Hamilton
Reopening Ontario Act Fail to comply with a continued section 7.0.2 order; Fail to follow local public health guidelines
31-Jan-21 ROCKLAND VARIETY
Rymal Rd. E., Hamilton
Reopening Ontario Act Fail to comply with a continued section 7.0.2 order; No COVID-19 Safety Plan
31-Jan-21 ROCKLAND VARIETY
Rymal Rd. E., Hamilton
Reopening Ontario Act Fail to comply with a continued section 7.0.2 order; No safety plan posted in a conspicuous location
31-Jan-21 HUSKY
Upper James St., Hamilton
Reopening Ontario Act Fail to comply with a continued section 7.0.2 order; Fail to conduct passive screening of customers
30-Jan-21 VAGUEIRA BAKERY COFFEE & PASTRY
Barton St. E., Hamilton
Reopening Ontario Act Fail to comply with a continued section 7.0.2 order; No COVID-19 Safety Plan
30-Jan-21 SHOPPERS DRUG MART
Herkimer St., Hamilton
Reopening Ontario Act Fail to comply with a continued section 7.0.2 order; Fail to conduct active screening of customers
30-Jan-21 SUSHI AZUKI
Locke St. S., Hamilton
Reopening Ontario Act Fail to comply with a continued section 7.0.2 order; No safety plan posted in a conspicuous location
30-Jan-21 DUARTE SUPERMARKET
Barton St. E., Hamilton
Reopening Ontario Act Fail to comply with a continued section 7.0.2 order; No COVID-19 Safety Plan
30-Jan-21 SHOPPERS DRUG MART
Cannon St. E. Hamilton
Reopening Ontario Act Fail to comply with a continued section 7.0.2 order; Face Coverings violations
23-Jan-21 BRUNO'S PIZZA & WINGS
Main St. E., Hamilton
Face Coverings By-law Fail to wear a required Face Covering in an Establishment
23-Jan-21 BRUNO'S PIZZA & WINGS
Main St. E., Hamilton
Face Coverings By-law Fail to wear a required Face Covering in an Establishment
22-Jan-21 DOLLAR GATE
Barton St. E., Hamilton
Reopening Ontario Act Fail to comply with a continued section 7.0.2 order; No COVID-19 Safety Plan
20-Jan-21 BUJAN GOALTENDING
Hempstead Drive, Hamilton
Reopening Ontario Act Fail to comply with a continued section 7.0.2 order; Face Coverings violations, Non-Essential Business Operating
20-Jan-21 BUJAN GOALTENDING
Hempstead Drive, Hamilton
Reopening Ontario Act Fail to comply with a continued section 7.0.2 order; Face Coverings violations
17-Jan-21 DESTINY'S HAIR SALON
Gailmont Drive, Hamilton
Reopening Ontario Act Fail to comply with a continued section 7.0.2 order; Face Coverings violations, Fail to enforce Physical Distancing, Non-Essential Business Operating
17-Jan-21 DESTINY'S HAIR SALON
Gailmont Drive, Hamilton
Reopening Ontario Act Fail to comply with a continued section 7.0.2 order; Obstruction of Investigation
8-Jan-21 ANYTIME CONVENIENCE
Main St. E., Hamilton
Reopening Ontario Act Fail to comply with a continued section 7.0.2 order; No Covid-19 Safety Plan
8-Jan-21 WELCOME MART
Barton St. E., Hamilton
Reopening Ontario Act Fail to comply with a continued section 7.0.2 order; No Covid-19 Safety Plan
5-Jan-21 BIG BEAR FOOD MARKET
Aberdeen Ave., Hamilton
Reopening Ontario Act Fail to comply with a continued section 7.0.2 order; No Covid-19 Safety Plan
4-Jan-21 DOLLAR STORE
Dundurn St. S., Hamilton
Reopening Ontario Act Fail to comply with a continued section 7.0.2 order; Fail to conduct active screening of customers, No COVID-19 Safety Plan
2-Jan-21 DE ROSA BAKERY
Wilson St., Hamilton
Reopening Ontario Act Fail to comply with a continued section 7.0.2 order; Attend indoor social gathering
2-Jan-21 DE ROSA BAKERY
Wilson St., Hamilton
Reopening Ontario Act Fail to comply with a continued section 7.0.2 order; Attend indoor social gathering
2-Jan-21 DE ROSA BAKERY
Wilson St., Hamilton
Reopening Ontario Act Fail to comply with a continued section 7.0.2 order; Attend indoor social gathering
2-Jan-21 DE ROSA BAKERY
Wilson St., Hamilton
Reopening Ontario Act Fail to comply with a continued section 7.0.2 order; Attend indoor social gathering
1-Jan-21 LAST CALL BAR
Crockett St., Hamilton
Reopening Ontario Act Fail to comply with a continued section 7.0.2 order; Attend indoor social gathering
1-Jan-21 LAST CALL BAR
Crockett St., Hamilton
Reopening Ontario Act Fail to comply with a continued section 7.0.2 order; Attend indoor social gathering
1-Jan-21 LAST CALL BAR
Crockett St., Hamilton
Reopening Ontario Act Fail to comply with a continued section 7.0.2 order; Attend indoor social gathering
1-Jan-21 LAST CALL BAR
Crockett St., Hamilton
Reopening Ontario Act Fail to comply with a continued section 7.0.2 order; Attend indoor social gathering
31-Dec-20 PAGODA DOWNTOWN RESTAURANT
Main St. E., Hamilton
Reopening Ontario Act Fail to comply with a continued section 7.0.2 order; Fail to enforce Physical Distancing
31-Dec-20 PAGODA DOWNTOWN RESTAURANT
Main St. E., Hamilton
Reopening Ontario Act Fail to comply with a continued section 7.0.2 order; Exceeded maximum capacity within establishment
31-Dec-20 NO FRILLS
Upper James St., Hamilton
Reopening Ontario Act Fail to comply with a continued section 7.0.2 order; Failed to conduct required screenings
31-Dec-20 SHOPPERS DRUG MART
Mohawk Rd. E., Hamilton
Reopening Ontario Act Fail to comply with a continued section 7.0.2 order; Failed to conduct required screenings
29-Dec-20 BIG BEAR FOOD MART
Aberdeen Ave, Hamilton
Face Coverings By-law Fail to wear a required Face Covering in an Establishment
29-Dec-20 FOOD BASICS
Mohawk Rd. W., Hamilton
Face Coverings By-law Fail to wear a required Face Covering in an Establishment
29-Dec-20 CENTURA
Nebo Rd, Hamilton
Reopening Ontario Act Fail to comply with a continued section 7.0.2 order; Open for indoor shopping when not permitted
29-Dec-20 CENTURA
Nebo Rd, Hamilton
Reopening Ontario Act Fail to comply with a continued section 7.0.2 order; No COVID-19 Safety Plan
27-Dec-20 SUPREME PIZZA
Upper Wentworth St., Hamilton
Face Coverings By-law As Operator failed to ensure person working in Establishment wears Face Covering
27-Dec-20 WM DISCOUNT & LIQUIDATION
Barton St. E., Hamilton
Reopening Ontario Act Fail to comply with a continued section 7.0.2 order; No COVID-19 Safety Plan
27-Dec-20 WM DISCOUNT & LIQUIDATION
Barton St. E., Hamilton
Reopening Ontario Act Fail to comply with a continued section 7.0.2 order; Failed to conduct required screenings
27-Dec-20 GOLDEN GRAIN BAKERY INC
Highway 8, Stoney Creek
Reopening Ontario Act Fail to comply with a continued section 7.0.2 order; Failed to conduct required screenings
27-Dec-20 GOLDEN GRAIN BAKERY INC
Highway 8, Stoney Creek
Reopening Ontario Act Fail to comply with a continued section 7.0.2 order; Failed to ensure Face Coverings worn
27-Dec-20 GOLDEN GRAIN BAKERY INC
Highway 8, Stoney Creek
Reopening Ontario Act Fail to comply with a continued section 7.0.2 order; No COVID-19 Safety Plan
27-Dec-20 SALTI'S STORE
Fennell Ave. E., Hamilton
Reopening Ontario Act Fail to comply with a continued section 7.0.2 order; Failed to ensure Face Coverings worn
27-Dec-20 SALTI'S STORE
Fennell Ave. E., Hamilton
Reopening Ontario Act Fail to comply with a continued section 7.0.2 order; No COVID-19 Safety Plan
24-Dec-20 TIM HORTONS
South Service Rd., Stoney Creek
Reopening Ontario Act Fail to comply with a continued section 7.0.2 order; Fail to enforce Physical Distancing
24-Dec-20 TIM HORTONS
South Service Rd., Stoney Creek
Reopening Ontario Act Fail to comply with a continued section 7.0.2 order; Failed to ensure Face Coverings worn
24-Dec-20 TIM HORTONS
South Service Rd., Stoney Creek
Reopening Ontario Act Fail to comply with a continued section 7.0.2 order; Exceed gathering limits
24-Dec-20 BEER STORE
Mohawk Rd. E., Hamilton
Reopening Ontario Act Fail to comply with a continued section 7.0.2 order; Failed to conduct required screenings
21-Dec-20 BIG BEAR FOOD MART
Wellington St. N., Hamilton
Reopening Ontario Act Fail to comply with a continued section 7.0.2 order; No COVID-19 Safety Plan
20-Dec-20 BIG BEE CONVENIENCE
Barton St. E., Hamilton
Face Coverings By-law As Operator failed to ensure person working in Establishment wears Face Covering
20-Dec-20 NATIONS FRESH FOODS
King St. W., Hamilton
Reopening Ontario Act Fail to comply with a continued section 7.0.2 order; Fail to enforce Physical Distancing
20-Dec-20 NATIONS FRESH FOODS
King St. W., Hamilton
Reopening Ontario Act Fail to comply with a continued section 7.0.2 order; No COVID-19 Safety Plan
20-Dec-20 NATIONS FRESH FOODS
King St. W., Hamilton
Reopening Ontario Act Fail to comply with a continued section 7.0.2 order; Fail to enforce physical distancing within store
20-Dec-20 FRANCO'S NO FRILLS
Queenston Rd, Hamilton
Reopening Ontario Act Fail to comply with a continued section 7.0.2 order; Failed to conduct required screenings
20-Dec-20 FRANCO'S NO FRILLS
Queenston Rd, Hamilton
Reopening Ontario Act Fail to comply with a continued section 7.0.2 order; Fail to enforce Physical Distancing
19-Dec-20 B&T FOODS
Queen St. N., Hamilton
Reopening Ontario Act Fail to comply with a continued section 7.0.2 order; Failed to conduct required screenings
19-Dec-20 B&T FOODS
Queen St. N., Hamilton
Reopening Ontario Act Fail to comply with a continued section 7.0.2 order; Fail to enforce Physical Distancing
19-Dec-20 B&T FOODS
Queen St. N., Hamilton
Reopening Ontario Act Fail to comply with a continued section 7.0.2 order; Fail to enforce Physical Distancing
19-Dec-20 B&T FOODS
Queen St. N., Hamilton
Reopening Ontario Act Fail to comply with a continued section 7.0.2 order; Failed to conduct required screenings
18-Dec-20 MINDEN JEWELLERS
King St. W., Hamilton
Face Coverings By-law Fail to wear a required Face Covering in an Establishment
18-Dec-20 PITA PIT
King St. W., Hamilton
Face Coverings By-law Fail to wear a required Face Covering in an Establishment
18-Dec-20 THE DREAM CENTRE
Innovation Drive, Flamborough
Reopening Ontario Act Fail to comply with a continued section 7.0.2 order; Exceed capacity limits for indoor sports facility
17-Dec-20 SAMIR SUPERMARKET
Upper James St, Hamilton
Reopening Ontario Act Fail to comply with a continued section 7.0.2 order; Failed to conduct required screenings
17-Dec-20 SAMIR SUPERMARKET
Upper James St, Hamilton
Reopening Ontario Act Fail to comply with a continued section 7.0.2 order; Face Coverings violations
17-Dec-20 PUB FICTION
Garner Rd. W., Ancaster
Reopening Ontario Act Fail to comply with a continued section 7.0.2 order; Exceed capacity limits for indoor dining
16-Dec-20 AL SIMMONS GUN SHOP LIMITED
Locke St. S., Hamilton
Face Coverings By-law As Operator failed to ensure person working in Establishment wears Face Covering
16-Dec-20 AL SIMMONS GUN SHOP LIMITED
Locke St. S., Hamilton
Face Coverings By-law Obstructing an Officer or Authorized Staff
14-Dec-20 B&T FOODS
Queen St. N., Hamilton
Reopening Ontario Act Fail to comply with a continued section 7.0.2 order; Failed to conduct required screenings
12-Dec-20 SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORM
King Street East, Hamilton
Reopening Ontario Act Fail to comply with a continued section 7.0.2 order; Failed to conduct required screenings
12-Dec-20 SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORM
King Street East, Hamilton
Reopening Ontario Act Fail to comply with a continued section 7.0.2 order; Exceed capacity limit for an event or meeting space
12-Dec-20 SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORM
King Street East, Hamilton
Reopening Ontario Act Fail to comply with a continued section 7.0.2 order; No Contact Tracing
12-Dec-20 SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORM
King Street East, Hamilton
Reopening Ontario Act Fail to comply with a continued section 7.0.2 order; Fail to enforce Physical Distancing
12-Dec-20 SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORM
King Street East, Hamilton
Reopening Ontario Act Obstruct any person performing a duty in accordance with a continued section 7.0.2 order
12-Dec-20 SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORM
King Street East, Hamilton
Reopening Ontario Act Fail to comply with a continued section 7.0.2 order; No COVID-19 Safety Plan
12-Dec-20 FLEA MARKET
Barton Street East, Hamilton
Reopening Ontario Act Fail to comply with a continued section 7.0.2 order; Failed to conduct required screenings.
12-Dec-20 CAUSE AND EFFECT KITCHEN & BAR
Stone Church Road E, Stoney Creek
Face Coverings By-law As Operator, failed to ask person not wearing a Face Covering to leave Establishment
12-Dec-20 CAUSE AND EFFECT KITCHEN & BAR
Stone Church Road E, Stoney Creek
Face Coverings By-law As Operator, failed to ensure person working in Establishment wears Face Covering
11-Dec-20 JUG CITY
Upper Gage Ave, Hamilton
Face Coverings By-law As Operator, failed to ensure person working in Establishment wears Face Covering
5-Dec-20 LA LUNA
Concession Street, Hamilton
Reopening Ontario Act Fail to comply with a continued section 7.0.2 order; Exceed capacity limits
5-Dec-20 STACKED PANCAKE & BREAKFAST HOUSE
Wilson Street West, Ancaster
Reopening Ontario Act Fail to comply with a continued section 7.0.2 order; Exceed capacity limits
3-Dec-20 THE DREAM CENTRE
Innovation Drive, Flamborough
Reopening Ontario Act Fail to comply with a continued section 7.0.2 order; Exceed capacity limits for indoor sports facility
1-Dec-20 EMPIRE HAIR PALACE
King Street East, Hamilton
Face Coverings By-law As Operator, failed to ask person not wearing a Face Covering to leave establishment
28-Nov-20 GALLEY PUMP TAVERN
Wentworth Street North, Hamilton
Reopening Ontario Act Fail to comply with a continued section 7.0.2 order; Exceed capacity limits
28-Nov-20 NOBODY'S PERFECT BAR & GRILL
John Street North, Hamilton
Reopening Ontario Act Fail to comply with a continued section 7.0.2 order; Operating past permitted hours
28-Nov-20 FLA CAFÉ & BAR
Barton Street East, Hamilton
Reopening Ontario Act Fail to comply with a continued section 7.0.2 order; Operating past permitted hours
27-Nov-20 BIG BEE CONVENIENCE
Concession Street, Hamilton
Reopening Ontario Act Fail to comply with a continued section 7.0.2 order; Face Coverings violations
26-Nov-20 DIAMOND BEAUTY AND BARBER
Upper James Street, Hamilton
Face Coverings By-law As Operator, failed to ensure person working in Establishment wears Face Covering
26-Nov-20 FIRST BARBER
King Street West, Hamilton
Face Coverings By-law As Operator, failed to ask person not wearing a Face Covering to leave Establishment
26-Nov-20 KROWN KAFE
Queenston Road, Stoney Creek
Reopening Ontario Act Fail to comply with a continued section 7.0.2 order; No COVID-19 Safety Plan
19-Nov-20 YOUR SHAWARMA
Stone Church Road East, Stoney Creek
Face Coverings By-law As operator failed to post mandatory Face Covering Sign at entrance of establishment
18-Nov-20 VILLAGE BARBERS
King Street East, Stoney Creek
Reopening Ontario Act Fail to comply with a continued section 7.0.2 order; Face Coverings violations
14-Nov-20 SHISHA KAIF CAFÉ AND HOOKAH BAR
Upper James Street, Hamilton
Reopening Ontario Act Fail to comply with a continued section 7.0.2 order; No Contact Tracing
14-Nov-20 FIONN MACCOOL'S
Stone Church Road East, Stoney Creek
Reopening Ontario Act Fail to comply with a continued section 7.0.2 order; Serve liquor past permitted hours
14-Nov-20 FIONN MACCOOL'S
Stone Church Road East, Stoney Creek
Reopening Ontario Act Fail to comply with a continued section 7.0.2 order; Fail to enforce Physical Distancing
13-Nov-20 THE STOP BAR AND GRILL
Barton Street East, Hamilton
Reopening Ontario Act Fail to comply with a continued section 7.0.2 order; Face Coverings violations, Fail to enforce Physical Distancing, No Contact Tracing
13-Nov-20 ALLURE LOUNGE
Barton Street East, Hamilton
Reopening Ontario Act Fail to comply with a continued section 7.0.2 order; Face Coverings violations, Fail to enforce Physical Distancing

City of Hamilton COVID-19 Enforcement Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

The Reopening Ontario Act can be enforced by Hamilton Police or by City of Hamilton By-law Officers.  Hamilton Police and By-law Officers are also enforcing the City’s Physical Distancing Bylaw and Face Covering By-law. To report contraventions, contact the City of Hamilton at 905-546-2489 (CITY).

It is important to note that while Licensing and Bylaw Services have prioritized COVID-19 related calls, they continue to respond to issues related to other City by-laws. This includes Vital Services, Vacant Buildings, Licensing, Illegal Dumping, emergency Property Standards matters, as well as the illegal cutting of trees.

Hamilton Police and By-law Officers. If residents suspect noncompliance of a business, they can report it by contacting 905-546-2489 (CITY).

Yes. Face Coverings are required in all lobbies, elevators, meeting rooms or other common use facilities.

 The City’s Public Health Inspectors are responsible for enforcing proper hygiene and public health practices at restaurants, stores, etc. If you suspect that a business is not following proper hygiene, such as food handling or cleaning, call the Public Health COVID-19 hotline at 905-974-9848 or email [email protected]

Suspected price gouging can be reported through the Provincial hotline at 1-800-889-9768.

Failure to self-isolate could be an offence under the Quarantine Act of Canada. Enforcement is the responsibility of the federal Quarantine Officer identified under the Act. Until that person is identified by the Federal Government and directs the police to assist after they have determined there is a violation under the Act, the Police have no authority to act.

A person who has an active case of COVID-19 that is not adhering to isolation protocols can be reported to the Public Health COVID-19 hotline at 905- 974-9848 or by emailing [email protected]

Yes. Restaurants are permitted to be open for indoor dining, with a 10 person capacity and 4 people per table. Face coverings are required indoors except while eating/drinking. Restaurants must close at 10 pm, except for takeout. Dancing, singing and live performances of music are prohibited.

Yes. In person shopping is permitted, with capacity limits of 50%. Active screening of patrons is required prior to entering the indoor mall.

Yes.

  • There is a requirement for 3 metres distancing between individuals participating in fitness or exercise classes.
  • There is a requirement of 2 metres distancing for all other areas.
  • The total number of members of the public permitted to be in all indoor classes, organized programs and organized activities at the facility at any one time cannot exceed 10 persons indoors.
  • If the facility has an area with weights, 10 people in total are permitted in that area with a minimum of 3 metres physical distance between them.
  • If the facility provides indoor classes, programs, activities AND also has one or more areas containing weights or exercise machines, the total number of members of the public permitted in the entire facility must not exceed 20 people at any one time.
  • Locker rooms are closed except for washrooms, storage and first aid.
  • Equipment must be washed and disinfected between each use.

Yes. The capacity limit is 10 persons in respect of each room that is physically separated from other rooms in the facility.

Yes.  However, services that require the removal of a face covering is not permitted.

No, with the exception of drive-ins.

There is a 30% capacity limit for indoor religious services, wedding or funeral ceremonies and a limit of 100 people outdoors. Social gatherings such as wedding or funeral receptions are limited to a maximum of 10 people indoors and 25 people outdoors.

Yes, every person on the premises of a business that is open must wear a mask or face covering that covers their mouth, nose and chin during any period in which they are in an indoor area of the premises. In addition, every person must wear a mask or face covering whenever they are attending an organized public event or gathering and within two metres of another individual who is not part of their household.

The fine amount is $750.