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Get a backstage pass to public health inspections

HAMILTON, ON - With online access to public health inspection reports Hamilton is introducing another way to protect your family.

Starting today City of Hamilton’s online publicly available health inspection results will be expanded to include personal service settings (tattoo parlours, piercing, hair and nail salons, etc.), licensed child care facilities, public pools and spas, small drinking water systems, tanning facilities, residential camps, and tobacco and e-cigarette retailer convictions. This is in addition to food premises food (restaurants, grocery stores, food trucks, etc.) inspections inspection results that have been available online since 2009.

"Easy online access to public health inspection results will improve transparency, access, and enable residents to access timely information about a variety of settings in our community."

Michelle Baird, Director Epidemiology, Wellness & Communicable Disease Control

This information is intended to provide the community with timely and transparent information about the inspection status of these settings. In Ontario, local Public Health Units are required make health inspection results available in accordance with new 2018 provincial public health regulations and protocols.

City of Hamilton public health inspectors are responsible for conducting inspections on over 11,000 businesses and facilities in Hamilton. The goal is to prevent infections, illness and to promote healthy and safe practices within the community.

Quick Facts

Public health inspectors conduct over 11,000 inspections regularly on businesses and facilities in Hamilton to assess if they comply with all health regulations. This includes:

  • 3,200 food premises
  • 770  personal services settings such as tattoo and piercing studios, nail and hair salons
  • 366 tobacco vendors and 166 e-cigarette vendors
  • 230 licensed child care centres
  • 217 pools/spas/wading pools/splash pads
  • 8 beaches


View online public health inspection reports by visiting