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.

Gino’s
2200 Rymal Road East
Closure date: June 27, 2019
Closure reasons: Failed to sanitize utensils as often as necessary. Failed to ensure facility surface sanitized as necessary. Maintain potentially hazardous foods at internal temperature between 4°C and 60°C

Select Sandwich Co.
100-55 Bay Street North
Closure date: June 27, 2019
Closure reasons: Fail to provide hot or cold running water in food preparation area. (clause 7 (3) (b)) 

Queens Pizza and Wings
178 Queen St S
Closure date: June 24, 2019
Closure reasons: Premise being maintained in an unsanitary manner

Lodel International Food Truck Plate 070
1565 Barton St E, Hamilton
Closure date: June 17, 2019
Closure reasons: Food Truck maintained in manner permitting health hazard

Carlisle Golf and Country Club – Halfway House  
523 Carlisle Rd
Closure: June 5, 2019
Closure Reasons: Fail to provide hot and cold running water in food preparation area. (clause 7 (3) (b)) 

Queen’s Pizza & Wings
2-838 King St. E
Closure: May 23, 2019
Closure Reasons: Fail to provide hot and cold running water in food preparation area. (clause 7 (3) (b)) 

Coffee and Donut
112 & 113-77 James St. N. Hamilton
Closure: May 22, 2019 at 2:30 pm
Closure Reason: Fail to provide hot and cold running water in food preparation area. (clause 7 (3) (b)) 

Queens Pizza
919 Upper Paradise, Hamilton
Closure date: April 17, 2019
Closure Reasons: Food Premise maintained in manner permitting health hazard

Tim Hortons
481 Barton street , Stoney Creek
Closure date: April 17, 2019
Closure reason: No hot water.

The Bombay Grill
1070 Stone Church Rd E, Hamilton
Closure date: April 24, 2019
Closure Reasons: Food premises maintained in manner permitting health hazard. Food premises maintained in manner adversely affecting sanitary operation. Fail to provide hot water at the hand washing basin in the kitchen.

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.

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.