Smoke-Free Ontario Act Enforcement

Toronto Public Health enforces the Smoke Free Ontario Act (SFOA) to help reduce youth access to tobacco and protect the public from second hand smoke.

If you have any questions or can provide information regarding businesses selling tobacco to minors or smoking in workplaces or public places, please let us know by calling 416-338-7600 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

The information posted here provides a list of the businesses that Toronto Public Health has convicted under the SFOA.

Convictions by offence type:

Sell/Supply Tobacco to Minors

It is against the law for anyone to sell or supply tobacco products to anyone less than 19 years of age.

Conviction Date Premise Date Address Offense Date Offense Wording Action Fine Amount
26/05/15 Al Mumtaz Supermarket 10-12 Tower Drive 07/02/15  Sell tobacco to a person who is less than 19 years old.  Smoke-Free Ontario Act, 2005.  Section 3(1) Ticket $370
 21/05/15  Cards Plus Image Centre  500 Lawrence Ave West  04/04/15  Sell tobacco to a person who is less than 19 years old.  Smoke-Free Ontario Act, 2005.  Section 3(1) Ticket  $370
 01/05/15  Village Mart  103 Lotherton Pathway  19/04/15 Sell tobacco to a person who is less than 19 years old.  Smoke-Free Ontario Act, 2005.  Section 3(1) Ticket  $365
 29/04/15  Bloor Laundry & Mini Mart  1422 Bloor St West  19/08/14  Sell tobacco to a person who is less than 19 years old.  Smoke-Free Ontario Act, 2005.  Section 3(1) Ticket  $370
 28/04/15  Dollar Zone  2782 Victoria Park Ave  10/01/15  Sell tobacco to a person who is less than 19 years old.  Smoke-Free Ontario Act, 2005.  Section 3(1) Ticket  $180
 24/04/15  Express To Go  198 Queen St West  14/03/15  Sell tobacco to a person who is less than 19 years old.  Smoke-Free Ontario Act, 2005.  Section 3(1) Ticket  $365
 24/04/15  Dragon Supermarket  1365 & 1367 Danforth Ave  14/02/15  Sell tobacco to a person who is less than 19 years old.  Smoke-Free Ontario Act, 2005.  Section 3(1) Ticket  $370
 13/04/15  Winners Lotto Mart  299 Ossington Ave  22/08/14  Sell tobacco to a person who is less than 19 years old.  Smoke-Free Ontario Act, 2005.  Section 3(1) Ticket  $150
 10/04/15  MD Esso  5551 Finch Ave East  10/03/14  Sell tobacco to a person who is less than 19 years old.  Smoke-Free Ontario Act, 2005.  Section 3(1) Ticket  $175
10/04/15 New Ocean Supermarket 5635 Finch Ave East 28/03/15 Sell tobacco to a person who is less than 19 years old.  Smoke-Free Ontario Act, 2005.  Section 3(1) Ticket $365
09/04/15 Abigail Supermarkets 436-438 Dawes Rd 02/01/15 Sell tobacco to a person who is less than 19 years old.  Smoke-Free Ontario Act, 2005.  Section 3(1) Ticket $155
07/04/15 Petro Canada 830 Burnhamthorpe Rd 21/02/15 Sell tobacco to a person who is less than 19 years old.  Smoke-Free Ontario Act, 2005.  Section 3(1) Ticket $180
01/04/15 Al Premium Food Mart 1970 Eglinton Ave East 17/03/15 Sell tobacco to a person who is less than 19 years old.  Smoke-Free Ontario Act, 2005.  Section 3(1) Ticket $365
31/03/15 The Shisha House 1841 Lawrence Ave East 17/03/15 Sell tobacco to a person who is less than 19 years old.  Smoke-Free Ontario Act, 2005.  Section 3(1) Ticket $365
26/03/15 Handy Variety 591 Sherbourne St 17/01/15 Sell tobacco to a person who is less than 19 years old.  Smoke-Free Ontario Act, 2005.  Section 3(1) Ticket $120
26/03/15 International News 777 Bay St 02/01/15 Sell tobacco to a person who is less than 19 years old.  Smoke-Free Ontario Act, 2005.  Section 3(1) Ticket $120
19/03/15 Time 2 Time 56 Morecambe Gate 10/01/15 Sell tobacco to a person who is less than 19 years old.  Smoke-Free Ontario Act, 2005.  Section 3(1) Ticket $180
19/03/15 E Zhan 764 Dundas St West 22/08/14 Sell tobacco to a person who is less than 19 years old.  Smoke-Free Ontario Act, 2005.  Section 3(1) Ticket $300
18/03/15 Pamir Petroleum 3561 Sheppard Ave East 24/07/14 Sell tobacco to a person who is less than 19 years old.  Smoke-Free Ontario Act, 2005.  Section 3(1) Ticket $370
12/03/15 International News 108 Dundas St East 02/01/15 Sell tobacco to a person who is less than 19 years old.  Smoke-Free Ontario Act, 2005.  Section 3(1) Ticket $120
12/03/15 Gateway Newstand 250 University Ave 22/12/14 Sell tobacco to a person who is less than 19 years old.  Smoke-Free Ontario Act, 2005.  Section 3(1) Ticket $0 (Suspended Sentence)
25/02/15 Jack’s Bakery, Pastry & Catering 352 Oakwood Ave 02/01/15 Sell tobacco to a person who is less than 19 years old.  Smoke-Free Ontario Act, 2005.  Section 3(1) Ticket $180
18/02/15 AJA Gas Bar 2580 St Clair Ave West 02/01/15 Sell tobacco to a person who is less than 19 years old.  Smoke-Free Ontario Act, 2005.  Section 3(1) Ticket $180
26/01/15 Food Depot Supermarket 3331 Sheppard Ave East 10/01/15 Sell tobacco to a person who is less than 19 years old.  Smoke-Free Ontario Act, 2005.  Section 3(1) Ticket $365
19/01/15 A1 Smoke & News 2900 Warden Ave 26/04/14 Sell tobacco to a person who is less than 19 years old.  Smoke-Free Ontario Act, 2005.  Section 3(1) Ticket $365
16/01/15 Fox & Fiddle 865 York Mills Rd 10/01/15 Sell tobacco to a person who is less than 19 years old.  Smoke-Free Ontario Act, 2005.  Section 3(1) Ticket $365
Conviction Date Premises Name Address Offence Date Offence Wording Action Fine Amount
31/03/15 Michael Smoke & Gift Shop 3293 Bayview Ave 21/03/15 Offer to sell tobacco without a health warning on Ticket $365
26/03/15 Kalaimahal Books & Convenience Store 566 Parliament St 31/12/14 Offer to sell tobacco without a health warning on Ticket $300
13/01/15 New Green Convenience 1405 Queen St West 08/05/14 Sell improperly packaged tobacco Summons $1,000
13/01/15 New Green Convenience 1405 Queen St West 08/05/14 Sell tobacco without a health warning on package Summons $1,000
13/01/15 New Green Convenience 1405 Queen St West 08/05/14 Sell cigarettes in packages of less than 20 Summons $1,000
Conviction Date Premises Name Address Offence Date Offence Wording Action Fine Amount
29/04/15 Hi Tech Recycling 1000 Magnetic Dr 22/04/15 Failure of employer to ensure no ashtrays or similar equipment.  Smoke-Free Ontario Act, 2005.  Section 9(3)(d) Ticket $365
28/04/15 Grow Ops 100 Melford Dr 16/04/15 Failure of proprietor to ensure compliance with Smoke-Free Ontario Act, 2005. Ticket $365
28/04/15 Grow Ops 100 Melford Dr 16/04/15 Failure of proprietor to ensure compliance with Smoke-Free Ontario Act, 2005. Ticket $365
21/04/15 In TR3 Cafe 351 Marlee Ave 24/03/14 Failure of employer to ensure no ashtrays or similar equipment.  Smoke-Free Ontario Act, 2005.  Section 9(3)(d) Ticket $365
09/03/15 CRO Land 20 Rexdale Blvd 21/02/15 Failure of employer to ensure no ashtrays or similar equipment.  Smoke-Free Ontario Act, 2005.  Section 9(3)(d) Ticket $365
09/03/15 CRO Land 20 Rexdale Blvd 21/02/15 Failure of proprietor to ensure compliance with Smoke-Free Ontario Act, 2005. Ticket $365
19/02/15 MC Logistics 165 The Queensway 11/02/15 Failure of employer to ensure no ashtrays or similar equipment.  Smoke-Free Ontario Act, 2005.  Section 9(3)(d) Ticket $365
19/01/15 Kafenion O Kostas 1260 Kennedy Rd 30/01/14 Failure of employer to ensure no ashtrays or similar equipment.  Smoke-Free Ontario Act, 2005.  Section 9(3)(d) Ticket $365
09/01/15 Cont-Top Construction 4144 Midland Ave 04/03/14 Failure of employer to ensure compliance with Smoke-Free Ontario Act, 2005. Ticket $365
23/01/2015 Precise Services Inc. 2890 Kingston Rd 15/09/2014 Failure of employer to ensure no ashtrays or similar equipment.  Smoke-Free Ontario Act, 2005.  Section 9(3)(d) Ticket $175.00
16/01/2015 Greek Caffee Shop 709 Danforth Ave 01/12/2014 Failure of employer to ensure no ashtrays or similar equipment.  Smoke-Free Ontario Act, 2005.  Section 9(3)(d) Ticket $370.00
16/01/2015 Greek Caffee Shop 709 Danforth Ave 01/12/2014 Proprietor allowing person smoking or holding lighted tobacco to remain. Smoke-Free Ontario Act, 2005. Section 9(6)(e) Ticket $370.00
02/01/2015 CRO Land 20 Rexdale Blvd 23/12/2014 Failure of employer to give notice that smoking prohibited.  Smoke-Free Ontario Act, 2005.  Section 9(3)(b) Ticket $305.00
02/01/2015 CRO Land 20 Rexdale Blvd 23/12/2014 Failure of employer to ensure no ashtrays or similar equipment.  Smoke-Free Ontario Act, 2005.  Section 9(3)(d) Ticket $305.00

Automatic Prohibition

A tobacco retailer, who has two or more convictions for tobacco sales offences within a 5 year period, may be temporarily subject to an automatic prohibition. If an automatic prohibition is issued, the tobacco retailer cannot sell or store any tobacco and no wholesaler or distributor may deliver tobacco to that location. An automatic prohibition lasts for six to 12 months, depending on the number of convictions for tobacco sales offences.

 

Premises currently under Automatic Prohibition

Premises Name Address Prohibition Start Date Prohibition End Date
Alcoa Bakery 1147 Davenport Rd. June 22, 2017 December 22, 2017
Chi Thanh Super Market 2231 Jane St. June 22, 2017 December 22, 2017

 

Premises previously under Automatic Prohibition

Premises Name Address Prohibition Start Date Prohibition End Date
Express Convenience Plus 2555 Victoria Park Ave. #4 March 13, 2017 September 13, 2017
Old Karachi Bazar 1540 Warden Ave. March 13, 2017 September 13, 2017
Cheers Fine Foods 140 The Esplanade #4 March 13, 2017 September 13, 2017
Stop N Go Mart 1342 Queen St. E. December 12, 2016 June 12, 2016
Lee’s Variety 1842 Dundas St. E. December 12, 2016 June 12, 2017
George’s Food Store 1834 Jane St. September 12, 2016 March 12, 2017
Pentone Cigar Store 176 Wallace Ave. September 12, 2016 March 12, 2017
 Ontario Food Town  2863 Lake Shore Blvd.  August 29, 2016 February 28, 2017
 The Roastery  219 Dufferin St. August 29, 2016 February 28, 2017
 Winners Lotto Mart  299 Ossington Ave. August 29, 2016  February 28, 2017
Noori Extension 385 Yonge St. July 11, 2016 October 18, 2016
Al Premium Food Mart 1970 Eglinton Ave E. April 4, 2016 October 4, 2016
Brazil Bakery & Pastry 1566 Dundas St W. April 4, 2016 October 4, 2016
Gateway Newstand 2 Queen St E. April 4, 2016 October 4, 2016
Hasty Market 167 Church St. April 4, 2016 October 4, 2016
Daisy Mart 42 Tuxedo Crt. November 2, 2015 May 2, 2016
Express To Go 198 Queen St W. November 2, 2015 May 2, 2016