Public Health Inspections - Check Before You Choose

Public Health is responsible for inspecting food establishments, hair salons, spas, tattoo studios, and recreational water facilities (including public pools, public spas, public splash pads and public wading pools) to ensure they are providing safe services to consumers by meeting health standards. We also inspect regulated health professionals (e.g., doctors, dentists, chiropractors) only when we receive a complaint from the public. We are not authorized to routinely inspect places where regulated health professionals operate.

Our goal is to reduce your risk of illness and infection.

We make public on

  • The results of all routine inspections
  • Tobacco retailers ticketed for selling tobacco products to minors 

Inspection results for the following types of businesses are available on

  • Restaurants and food carts
  • Institutions that serve food (e.g., child care centres, long-term care facilities)
  • Grocery stores and convenience stores that serve food
  • Catering companies
  • Salons and spas (e.g., hair salons, manicures and pedicures)
  • Tattoo and piercing studios
  • Child care infection prevention and control (IPAC) audits
  • Public swimming pools and spas
  • Public wading pools and splash pads
  • Recreational camps
  • Small Drinking Water Systems (SDWS)

If you cannot find the premises you are looking for on Check Before You Choose, or if you have further questions about the inspection results, please call 1-800-265-7293.