Health Canada warns that needle-free dermal filler devices used for cosmetic skin treatments are not authorized in Canada and may pose health risks.

The BodySafe website provides Toronto Public Health’s personal services settings’ (PSS) most recent inspection results to the public.

Search for a BodySafe inspected establishment

 

Use the online form for complaints related to infection prevention and control practices at Toronto establishments that provide personal services such as hairstyling and barbering, tattooing, micropigmentation, ear and body piercing, electrolysis, manicure and pedicure, or aesthetic services.

 

The purpose of the BodySafe program is to ensure that Personal Service Setting (PSS) owners/operators use safe practices to prevent the spread of infections, such as:

  • fungal infections
  • bacterial infections

Personal Services Settings are businesses that provide the following services which BodySafe inspects:

  • hairstyling and barbering
  • tattooing
  • micropigmentation
  • ear and body piercing
  • electrolysis
  • manicures and pedicures
  • aesthetics (e.g., waxing, facials, tanning, laser hair removal)

Revisions to the Licensing By-law

As of July 1, 2015, under the revised Municipal Code 545, Licensing By-Law (PDF), all establishments offering personal services, will be required to get a PSS licence and post their inspection notices at or near the entrance of the business, so that it is clearly visible to the public.

PSS inspections information includes:

  • Annual Inspection Requirement
  • Types of Inspections
  • Inspection Results
    • Establishment Level
    • Service Level
    • Establishment Risk
    • Infraction Types

If you are considering opening a personal services setting in your home, ensure you have approval from Zoning before you request your health inspection or apply for a PSS Licence. You can submit an application through Zoning for a fee, to confirm the use of your property for compliance with Zoning By-Laws.