Have you eaten out lately? Three Toronto restaurants were shut down recently for not following public health protocols.
On September 26 the city revealed that Dr. Eileen de Villa ordered the shutdowns after public health investigations and contract tracing shows that these places were breaking the COVID-19 rules.
Thankfully the vast majority of residents and businesses in our city are doing the right thing and following public health advice
Mayor John Tory
The three establishments, which are all on King St, are MARBL, King Taps, and Casa Mezcal.
The release doesn't reveal what each restaurant or bar was doing wrong but they did find that a number of people worked at more than one of the locations.
Employees who were infected with COVID-19 were working at multiple spots.
Some of the other infractions mentioned are serving buffet-style food, which is prohibited right now, not cooperating with investigators, and pressuring employees to come to work while sick.
The release also says that a fourth location is being served notice right now, but they don't state what venue it is.
Mayor John Tory weighed in on the shutdowns saying the city is committed to stopping the spread of COVID-19 in Toronto.
"Today’s action is a real-time response aimed at specific businesses identified by our enforcement officials. I hope this enforcement will ensure we are protecting employees and customers," he said. "Thankfully the vast majority of residents and businesses in our city are doing the right thing and following public health advice. We need that cooperation to continue so we can defeat this virus."