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May 26, 2000
Toronto Public Health Releases Highlights From Week Twelve of Restaurant Blitz
Toronto Public Health - Toronto Public Health today released
highlights of week twelve (May 15-19) of the restaurant inspection blitz.
During week twelve a total of 451 restaurants were inspected across the city -
258 restaurants in the downtown blitz area, and 193 throughout the rest of the
City. After initial inspection, 29 percent of restaurants in the blitz area and
52 percent of restaurants in the rest of the city were in full compliance. A
total of 98 percent of the food premises were in complete compliance after the
second inspection.

Five restaurants were closed and charges are pending against eight premises as
a result of inspections during week 12. All of the following restaurants were
closed for both a mouse infestation and sanitation violations:
  • Shanghai Weston Garden Restaurant, 1804 Weston Road, closed May 16, re-opened May 18.
  • The Ying Fung Restaurant, 1089 Weston Road, closed May 17, re-opened May 24.
  • Louie's Pizza, 436 Dundas Street East, closed My 17, re-opened May 18.
  • Bon Apetit Bread and Pizza, 654 Landsdowne Avenue, closed May 17.
  • CND Pizza and Wings, 1236 Bloor Street West, closed May 18.

The following restaurants will be charged:
  • Tim Hortons Donuts, 1170 Bay Street, will be charged for sanitation violations, improper dishwasher temperatures, and food storage violations.
  • Pizza Pizza, 494 Bloor Street West, will be charged for food temperature violations, and lack of thermometer in cold storage unit.
  • Tony Roma's Famous for Ribs, 10 Carlson Court, will be charged for food sanitation violations and equipment violations.
  • Country Style Donuts, 44 Gerrard Street West, will be charged for sanitation and food storage violations.
  • Coffee Prime, 4660 Kingston Road, will be charged for failure to provide hot water in wash basin.
  • Colonel Wong, 2825 Bathurst Street, will be charged for sanitation violations.
  • Sir Robert L. Borden School (cafeteria), 200 Poplar Road, will be charged for sanitation violations and failure to prevent entrance of rodents.
  • My Sub, 1284 Bloor Street West, will be charged for sanitation violations and failure to provide soap in public washrooms.
  • .ca/health/blitz.htm.

    This Monday, May 29, the Board of Health will discuss Toronto Public Health's
    report on options for a restaurant rating system and public disclosure of
    inspection information. The public is invited to the meeting to comment on the
    report. The meeting starts at 1:00 p.m., Committee Room 1, Toronto City Hall.
    To register as a speaker, or to obtain copies of the report, call 416-392-7026.
    The report is also available on the City of Toronto Web site at: 00529/agenda.pdf

    In addition to public presentations at the Board meeting, individuals and
    organizations can also email their comments on access to inspection information
    to: Comments can be faxed
    to: Toronto Public Health, Food Disclosure Group, 416-338-2257.

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