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.

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.

Inferno Pizza
1394 Upper Gage Street, Hamilton
Closure date: March 26, 2019
Closure reason: Ensure that a potable hot and cold water supply under pressure is provided in the food premises.

Edible Arrangements
1400 Upper James, Hamilton
Closure date: February 15, 2019
Closure reason: Fail to clean multi-service articles after use & fail to ensure equipment surface cleaned as necessary.

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.

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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.