Popular suburban Congee Queen franchise opens at Yonge and Dundas

It’s a bit surreal to go to Yonge and Dundas and walk through the doors of the recently opened Congee Queen. This GTA restaurant franchise has nine locations including Markham, North York and Scarborough and has, for almost two decades, been synonymous with the suburbs for my family. Now it’s in the heart of the … Read more

DineSafe: Toronto health inspectors find major infractions at two restaurants on Nov. 14

Toronto Public Health issued two conditional passes to restaurants, cafes, bakeries, bars and grocery stores on Nov. 14. Cora Breakfast And Lunch at 861 York Mills Road received a conditional pass with one major infraction: Fail to protect against breeding of pests Koko’s Tiffin at 2483 Finch Avenue West received a conditional pass with three … Read more

DineSafe: Toronto health inspectors find major infractions at five restaurants on Nov. 8

Toronto Public Health issued five conditional passes to restaurants, cafes, bakeries, bars and grocery stores on Nov. 8. Chick Fiesta at 699 Markham Road received a conditional pass with one major infraction: Fail to maintain handwashing stations (liquid soap and paper towels) Monkey Sushi at 901 Yonge Street received a conditional pass with five major … Read more

DineSafe: Toronto health inspectors find major infractions at three restaurants on Nov. 4

Toronto Public Health issued three conditional passes to restaurants, cafes, bakeries, bars and grocery stores on Nov. 4. Mill Street Brew Pub at 55 Mill Street received a conditional pass with one major infraction: Mechanical equipment not maintained to provide sufficient chemical solution rinse My Sushi at 5440 Yonge Street received a conditional pass with … Read more

DineSafe: Toronto health inspectors find major infractions at six restaurants on Nov. 3

Toronto Public Health issued six conditional passes to restaurants, cafes, bakeries, bars and grocery stores on Nov. 3. El Pulgarcito at 20 Nugget Avenue received a conditional pass with one major infraction: Refrigerate potentially hazardous foods at internal temperature above 4 C Fuji Lamb House at 3330 Pharmacy Avenue received a conditional pass with two … Read more

DineSafe: Toronto health inspectors find major infractions at three restaurants on Nov. 3, plus the weekly roundup

Toronto Public Health issued 38 conditional passes to restaurants, cafés, bakeries, bars and grocery stores from Oct. 27 to Nov. 2. Nov. 3 El Pulgarcito at 20 Nugget Avenue received a conditional pass with one major infraction: Refrigerate potentially hazardous foods at internal temperature above 4 C Kabul Halal Meat and Supermarket at 4403 Kingston … Read more

DineSafe: Toronto health inspectors find major infractions at three restaurants on Oct. 31

Toronto Public Health issued three conditional passes to restaurants, cafes, bakeries, bars and grocery stores on Oct. 31. Cheng Du Spicy at 3250 Midland Avenue received a conditional pass with two major infractions: Fail to protect food from contamination or adulteration Store potentially hazardous foods at internal temperature between 4 C and 60 C Flaming … Read more

DineSafe: Toronto health inspectors find major infractions at five restaurants on Oct. 28

Toronto Public Health issued five conditional passes to restaurants, cafes, bakeries, bars and grocery stores on Oct. 28. Casa Imperial Fine Chinese Cuisine at 4125 Steeles Avenue East received a conditional pass with two major infractions: Use utensils not of readily cleanable form Mechanical equipment not maintained to provide sufficient chemical solution rinse Delicious Paradise … Read more

DineSafe: Toronto health inspectors find major infractions at nine restaurants on Oct. 27

Toronto Public Health issued nine conditional passes to restaurants, cafes, bakeries, bars and grocery stores on Oct. 27. Booster Juice at 4525 Kingston Road received a conditional pass with two major infractions: Fail to protect against harboring of pests Handwashing stations not conveniently accessible by food handlers China Wok at 243 Bay Street received a … Read more

DineSafe: Toronto health inspectors find major infractions at seven restaurants on Oct. 24

Toronto Public Health issued seven conditional passes to restaurants, cafes, bakeries, bars and grocery stores on Oct. 24. Bavu Villas Takeout And Catering at 2950 Kennedy Road received a conditional pass with four major infractions: Fail to maintain handwashing stations (liquid soap and paper towels) Fail to maintain records of pest control measures taken Fail … Read more