Clinics & Services

Convictions & Orders in Hamilton

Food Premises

Public health inspectors routinely visit over 3,200 food premises in Hamilton. When they visit food premises including restaurants, they check for safe food handling outlined in the Ontario Food Premise Regulation. Food premises that are not following the law at the time of the inspection are either given:

  • a specific time period to fix what they are doing wrong
  • an Order under the Health Protection and Promotion Act, such as closing a restaurant, if there is an immediate risk to patrons

Food premises are fined if they are convicted in court of not following the Ontario Food Premises Regulation or not following an Order. Fines range from $50 for minor infractions to $25,000 per day for a corporation who does not follow an Order.

No current convictions.

We post orders issued under the Health Protection and Promotion Act for three months from the date the Order is issued.

Narula’s Express
535 King St E
Closure date: October 10, 2019
Closure reason:  Due to evidence of significant Insect / Rodent infestation. Ontario Regulation 493/17 Sec 7. (1)(a)(i)

Sunset Grill
N8-75 Centennial Pkwy N
Closure date: August 26, 2019
Closure reason: Failure to operate and maintain the food premises such that the premises is free from every condition that may be a health hazard

Jamaican Patty Shack Truck Plate 126
Inspected at Farmers Market Hamilton
Closure date: August 26, 2019
Closure reason: Fail to provide hot or cold running water in food preparation area. (clause 7 (3) (b))

Symposium Café
1146 Wilson St, Ancaster
Closure date: August 8, 2019
Closure reason: Failure to protect food from contamination/adulteration. Failure to maintain the sanitation of the premise. Failure maintain equipment and utensils in a sanitary manner. 

Tobacco and Electronic Cigarette Retailers

Tobacco Enforcement Officers routinely visit tobacco and/or electronic cigarette vendors in Hamilton.  When they visit vendors selling tobacco and/or electronic cigarette products they check compliance with the Smoke-Free Ontario Act. Anyone who is non-compliant with the rules set out in the Smoke-Free Ontario Act can be charged with an offence.

Big Bee
1557 Main St E
Offence Date: March 30, 2019
Conviction Date: September 18, 2019
Conviction reason: Sell tobacco to a person less than 19 years of age.  Smoke Free Ontario Act 3(1)

Avondale
301 Fruitland Rd
Offence Date: April 13, 2019
Conviction Date: August 21, 2019
Conviction reason: Sell vapour product to a person less than 19 years of age. Smoke Free Ontario Act 3(1)

Sobeys
1770 Stone Church Rd E
Offence Date: April 12, 2019
Conviction Date: August 21, 2019
Conviction reason: Sell vapour product to a person less than 19 years old. Smoke Free Ontario Act 3(1)

Shaws Variety
1256 King St E
Offence Date: April 27, 2019
Conviction Date: September 4, 2019
Conviction reason: Sell vapour product to a person less than 19 years old. Smoke Free Ontario Act 3(1)

Avondale
205 Quigley Rd
Offence Date: May 5, 2019
Conviction Date: September 11, 2019
Conviction reason: Sell vapour product to a person less than 19 years of age. Smoke Free Ontario Act 3(1)

Huskey Gas
55 Cannon St E
Offence Date: May 11, 2019
Conviction Date: September 11, 2019
Conviction reason: Sell tobacco product to a person less than 19 years of age. Smoke Free Ontario Act 3(1)

Flamboro Gas Stop
947 Centre Rd
Offence Date: May 15, 2019
Conviction Date: September 17, 2019
Conviction reason: Sell tobacco product to a person less than 19 years of age. Smoke Free Ontario Act 3(1)

Kwik-e-market
130 Queenston Rd
Offence Date: May 15, 2019
Conviction Date: September 11, 2019
Conviction reason: Sell vapour product to a person less than 19 years of age. Smoke Free Ontario Act 3(1)

Big Bee
55 Parkdale Ave N
Offence Date: June 6, 2019
Conviction Date: June 13, 2019
Conviction reason: Sell vapour product to a person less than 19 years of age. Smoke Free Ontario Act 3(1)

Pioneer
545 Woodward Ave
Offence Date: June 6, 2019
Conviction Date: July 23, 2019
Conviction reason: Sell vapour product to a person less than 19 years of age. Smoke Free Ontario Act 3(1)


Kings Variety
631 King St E
Offence Date: June 11, 2019
Conviction Date: July 8, 2019
Conviction reason: Sell tobacco product to a person less than 19 years of age. Smoke Free Ontario Act 3(1)

Vape Club
10 Brucedale Ave N
Offence Date: July 30, 2019
Conviction Date: September 11, 2019
Conviction reason: Sell vapour product to a person less than 19 years of age. Smoke Free Ontario Act 3(1)

Glow Variety
77 Glow Ave
Offence Date: June 28, 2019
Conviction Date: October 7, 2019
Conviction reason: Sell vapour product to a person less than 19 years of age. Smoke Free Ontario Act 3(1)

Select Vapes
919 Upper Paradise Rd
Offence Date: June 29, 2019
Conviction Date: July 15, 2019
Conviction reason: Sell vapour product to a person less than 19 years of age. Smoke Free Ontario Act 3(1)

Global
1413 HWY #8
Offence Date: July 2, 2019
Conviction Date: July 10, 2019
Conviction reason: Sell tobacco product to a person less than 19 years of age. Smoke Free Ontario Act 3(1)

KC Discount
1258 HWY 8
Offence Date: July 3, 2019
Conviction Date: July 15, 2019
Conviction reason: Sell tobacco product to a person less than 19 years of age. Smoke Free Ontario Act 3(1)

Good Convenience
128 Dundurn St N
Offence Date: July 29, 2019
Conviction Date: August 7, 2019
Conviction reason: Sell tobacco product to a person less than 19 years of age. Smoke Free Ontario Act 3(1)

Q Stop Convenience
1 Wilson St
Offence Date: Aug 2, 2019
Conviction Date: August 14, 2019
Conviction reason: Sell tobacco product to a person less than 19 years of age. Smoke Free Ontario Act 3(1)

Circle K
33 Wilson St W
Offence Date: May 5, 2019
Conviction Date: Sept 24, 2019
Conviction reason: Sell tobacco product to a person less than 19 years of age. Smoke Free Ontario Act 3(1)

Pyramids Café 
581 Main St, Hamilton E.
Offence Date: August 1, 2018
Conviction Date: July 29, 2019
Conviction reason: Sell Tobacco to a person who is less than 19 years old SFOA Section 3(1). Sell tobacco to a person who appears to be less than 25 years old without asking for identification SFOA Section 3(2). 

Brock Road General Store
1407 Brock Road
Offence Date: May 15, 2019
Conviction Date: May 29, 2019
Conviction reason: Sell tobacco to a person less than 19 years old  SFOA Section 3(1)

Big Bear
45 Kenilworth Ave.
Offence Date: May 1, 2019
Conviction Date: May 13, 2019
Conviction reason: Sell vapour product to a person less than 19 years old  SFOA Section 3(1)

Big Bee
4 Newton Ave.
Offence Date: April 27, 2019
Conviction Date: May 9, 2019
Conviction reason: Sell tobacco to a person less than 19 years old  SFOA Section 3(1)

Busy Bee
29 Delawana Dr.
Offence Date: April 23, 2019
Conviction Date: May 8, 2019
Conviction reason: Sell vapour product to a person less than 19 years old  SFOA Section 3(1)

Circle K
528 Mohawk Rd. E.
Offence Date: April 16, 2019
Conviction Date: April 23, 2019
Conviction reason: Sell tobacco to a person less than 19 years old  SFOA Section 3(1)

Giant Tiger
1211 Barton St. E.
Offence Date: April 3, 2019
Conviction Date: April 12, 2019
Conviction reason: Sell tobacco to a person less than 19 years old  SFOA Section 3(1)

Mount Albion Foodland
399 Greenhill Ave.
Offence Date: March 31, 2019
Conviction Date: April 16, 2019
Conviction reason: Sell tobacco to a person less than 19 years old  SFOA Section 3(1)

Metro
1900 King St. E.
Offence Date: March 29, 2019
Conviction Date: April 12, 2019
Conviction reason: Sell tobacco to a person less than 19 years old  SFOA Section 3(1)

C&C Variety
96 Main St. E.
Offence Date: March 24, 2019
Conviction Date: June 19, 2019
Conviction reason: Sell tobacco to a person less than 19 years old  SFOA Section 3(1)

Danny’s Variety
1000 Upper Gage Ave.
Offence Date: March 16, 2019
Conviction Date: June 17, 2019
Conviction reason: Sell tobacco to a person less than 19 years old  SFOA Section 3(1)

Carlisle Farm Market
1467 Centre Rd.
Offence Date: March 14, 2019
Conviction Date: June 12, 2019
Conviction reason: Sell tobacco to a person less than 19 years old  SFOA Section 3(1)

Where Heads Meet
162 Ottawa St. N.
Offence Date: March 14, 2019
Conviction Date: June 12, 2019
Conviction reason: Sell tobacco to a person less than 19 years old  SFOA Section 3(1)

Esso
1129 Hwy #5
Offence Date: March 13, 2019
Conviction Date: June 12, 2019
Conviction reason: Sell tobacco to a person less than 19 years old  SFOA Section 3(1)

Petro Canada
564 Barton St. E.
Offence Date: March 13, 2019
Conviction Date: June 17, 2019
Conviction reason: Sell tobacco to a person less than 19 years old  SFOA Section 3(1)

Mill’s Convenience
205 Melvin Ave.
Offence Date: March 11, 2019
Conviction Date: June 12, 2019
Conviction reason: Sell tobacco to a person less than 19 years old  SFOA Section 3(1)

Gray’s Convenience
309 Gray’s Road
Offence Date: March 3, 2019
Conviction Date: June 4, 2019
Conviction reason: Sell tobacco to a person less than 19 years old  SFOA Section 3(1)

Giant Tiger
33 Cannon St. E.
Offence Date: March 3, 2019
Conviction Date: June 12, 2019
Conviction reason: Sell tobacco to a person less than 19 years old  SFOA Section 3(1)

The Donut Stop
617 Parkdale Ave N
Offence Date: March 29, 2018
Conviction Date: April 8, 2019
Conviction reason: Sell tobacco to a person less than 19 years of age.  Smoke Free Ontario Act 3(1)

Glow Variety
177 Glow Ave.
Offence Date: March 25, 2019
Conviction Date: April 1, 2019
Conviction reason: Sell tobacco to a person less than 19 years of age.  Smoke Free Ontario Act 3(1)

Big Bee
55 Parkdale Ave. N.
Offence Date: March 20, 2019
Conviction Date: March 28, 2019
Conviction reason: Sell tobacco to a person less than 19 years of age.  Smoke Free Ontario Act 3(1)

Uno Stop Convenience
1447 Upper Ottawa St.
Offence Date: March 14, 2019
Conviction Date: March 26, 2019
Conviction reason: Sell tobacco to a person less than 19 years of age.  Smoke Free Ontario Act 3(1)

Hasty Market
732 Queenston Rd.
Offence Date: March 13, 2019
Conviction Date: April 4, 2019
Conviction reason: Sell tobacco to a person less than 19 years of age.  Smoke Free Ontario Act 3(1)

Race Trac
2416 Barton St. E.
Offence Date: March 11, 2019
Conviction Date: April 1, 2019
Conviction reason: Sell tobacco to a person less than 19 years of age.  Smoke Free Ontario Act 3(1)

Gage Market
961 Main St. E.
Offence Date: March 5, 2019
Conviction Date: May 2, 2019
Conviction reason: Sell tobacco to a person less than 19 years of age.  Smoke Free Ontario Act 3(1)

J & S Convenience
390 Barton St
Offence Date: March 2, 2019
Conviction Date: March 8, 2019
Conviction reason: Sell tobacco to a person less than 19 years of age. Smoke Free Ontario Act 3(1)

Lakeview Convenience
461 Green Rd
Offence Date: February 25, 2019
Conviction Date: March 1, 2019
Conviction reason: Sell tobacco to a person less than 19 years of age. Smoke Free Ontario Act 3(1)

Food Mart
483 Hwy #8
Offence Date: February 17, 2019
Conviction Date: May 8, 2019
Conviction reason: Sell tobacco to a person less than 19 years of age.  Smoke Free Ontario Act 3(1)

Elm Grocery & Deli
44 King St E
Offence Date: February 16, 2019
Conviction Date: March 26, 2019
Conviction reason: Sell tobacco to a person less than 19 years of age. Smoke Free Ontario Act 3(1)

Hasty Market
135 Upper Centennial Parkway
Offence Date: February 15, 2019
Conviction Date: February 22, 2019
Conviction reason: Sell tobacco to a person less than 19 years of age. Smoke Free Ontario Act 3(1)

Sobey’s
255 Dundas St E
Offence Date: February 10, 2019
Conviction Date: February 29, 2019
Conviction reason: Sell tobacco to a person less than 19 years of age. Smoke Free Ontario Act 3(1)

Husky
869 Mohawk Rd E
Offence Date: January 20, 2019
Conviction Date: February 4, 2019
Conviction reason: Sell tobacco to a person less than 19 years of age. Smoke Free Ontario Act 3(1)

Giant Tiger
969 Upper Ottawa St.
Offence Date: January 18, 2019
Conviction Date: April 15, 2019
Conviction reason: Sell tobacco to a person less than 19 years of age.  Smoke Free Ontario Act 3(1)

Royal Variety & Video
418 Whitney Ave
Offence Date: December 12, 2018
Conviction Date: April 3, 2019
Conviction reason: Sell tobacco to a person less than 19 years of age.  Smoke Free Ontario Act 3(1)

Q-Stop Convenience
140 King St E
Offence Date: December 12, 2018
Conviction Date: March 19, 2019
Conviction reason: Sell tobacco to a person less than 19 years of age.  Smoke Free Ontario Act 3(1)

Blue Willow Variety 
732 Upper James St 
Offence Date: December 11, 2018 
Conviction Date: December 17, 2018 
​Conviction reason: Sell vapour product to a person less than 19 years old. Smoke Free Ontario Act 3(1)

New York News
1782 Stone Church Rd E
Offence Date: December 3, 2018
Conviction Date: December 20, 2018
Conviction reason: Sell vapour product to a person less than 19 years old. Smoke Free Ontario Act 3(1) 

Main Convenience
353 Main St W
Offence Date: September 21, 2018
Conviction Date: March 18, 2019
Conviction reason: Sell tobacco to a person less than 19 years of age. Smoke Free Ontario Act 3(1)

7-Eleven
415 Melvin Ave
Offence date: June 18, 2018
Conviction date: January 15, 2019
Conviction reason: Sell Electronic Cigarette to a person who is less than 19 years old. Electronic Cigarette Act s. 2(1)


Disclaimer: Prospective buyers of tobacco retail dealer premises are strongly encouraged to contact the local public health unit to confirm premises conviction history. A premise with two or more tobacco sales convictions against any owner (past or present) at that address within a five year period is subject to a Notice of Prohibition Against the Sale, Storage and Delivery of Tobacco Products (known as an automatic prohibition or “AP”).

Section 22 of the Smoke-Free Ontario Act, 2017 (SFOA) states that upon becoming aware that there are two or more convictions against any owner for tobacco sales offences committed at the same place within a five year period, the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC) shall notify the owner(s) or occupant of the place that the sale, storage and delivery of tobacco products is prohibited at the place.

The MOHLTC accepts requests from public health units for automatic prohibitions where owner(s) of the business was/were convicted of tobacco sales offences on two occasions. The SFOA convictions report published on public health units’ websites lists all owner related tobacco sales convictions that are eligible for an automatic prohibition. Please note that automatic prohibitions do not apply to vapour products sales convictions.