This should be invisible

dinesafe toronto

Toronto is doing DineSafe inspections again and they just closed down a restaurant

As regular services continue to resume in Toronto amid Stage 3, the city is once again conducting DineSafe inspections of local restaurants. 

As of Friday morning, one restaurant in the city has been found guilty of having at least one crucial infraction and has had to shut down. 

When visiting Shabestan Cafe, located at 6123 Yonge St., at the end of July, inspectors discovered one or more crucial infractions under the Food Premises Regulation that presented an immediate health hazard and could not be corrected during an inspection.

"These infractions must be corrected immediately. An order to close the premises may be issued and/or immediate action must be taken to remove or eliminate the health hazard," notes the city's webpage which explains the different types of DineSafe infractions, of which there are three (minor, significant and crucial). 

"A Closed Notice will be issued and must be posted, and other enforcement action will be taken. Crucial infractions are conditions that endanger food directly, such as contamination, time-temperature abuse or lack of safe-to-drink water or any other condition that constitutes a health hazard."

Shabestan Cafe received a closed notice on July 31 after inspectors observed that the "Food premise [was] maintained in [a] manner permitting [a] health hazard."

The restaurant remains closed to this day, and the outcome of the infraction is listed as "pending."

Lead photo by

Tanya Mok


Latest Videos



Latest Videos


Join the conversation Load comments

Latest in Eat & Drink

Indian restaurant gets 9 infractions from Toronto health inspectors

The details for Toronto's first Karen's Diner have now been revealed

Toronto just got a super expensive dinner series that costs $500 a person

Loblaws goes on social media spree defending the end of its No Name price freeze

Popular Toronto ice cream shop opening a second location

Popular Toronto restaurant snaps back at angry one-star Google review

Chinese restaurant that's open late flagged for 8 infractions from health inspectors

Toronto has been having brunch at this hundred-year-old mill since the 1930s