Looks like Swatow was shut down on Monday due to a cockroach infestation!
From the Toronto Star:
“Toronto health inspectors on Monday shuttered Swatow, on Spadina Ave. near D’Arcy St., citing “inadequate pest control,” “failure to protect food from contamination,” and other infractions, according to inspection records.
In this case, “it wasn’t rats, it was cockroaches,” said Rishma Govani, spokesperson for Toronto Public Health. She said sanitation was also an issue. “
Also, a notice on Swatow’s window said:
“This establishment is closed by order of the Medical Officer of Health under the authority of section 13 of the Health Protection and Promotion Act”
I believe it was re-opened today after it passed a reinspection yesterday afternoon.
But I will not be going back.