Golden Touch Drycleaners (1513531 Ontario Ltd.) - conviction information for 2016-07-11

Corporation details
Corporation name: Golden Touch Drycleaners (1513531 Ontario Ltd.)
Address: 94 Grandlea Cresent
City: Markham
Province/territory: Ontario
Postal code: L3S 4A3
Country: Canada
Sector or industry: 453 - Miscellaneous store retailers
Case details
Location of offense: 3031 Markham Rd, Unit 29, Scarborough, Ontario
Case summary: On May 25, 2015, EO’s Daniel Holmes and Dave Bauman completed an inspection at the dry-cleaning business 1513531 Ontario Ltd. dba Golden Touch Drycleaners located at 3031 Markham Rd., Unit 29, Scarborough, ON.  The owner/operator of the business was Giuseppe Accardo.  Following the inspection it was determined that no waste water or residue produced by the dry-cleaning machine had been shipped to waste management facility no less than every 12 months. 
All offences under the Tetrachloroethylene (Use in Dry Cleaning and Reporting Requirement) Regulations or CEPA
Count 1 – s. 16 - TUDCRRR
Count 2 – s. 8(1)(a) - TUDCRRR
Count 3 – s. 8(1)(b) - TUDCRRR
Count 4 – s. 9(1) - TUDCRRR
Count 5 – s. 8(1)(a) - TUDCRRR
Count 6 – s. 8(1)(b) - TUDCRRR
Count 7 – s. 9(1) - TUDCRRR
Count 8 – s. 228(a) - CEPA
Enforcement notification: Scarborough dry cleaner fined for environmental offences
Result: Guilty Plea
Date of conviction: 2016-07-11
Court level: Provincial and Territorial Court
Nature of offense(s):
  • Other
Additional details about the nature of the offense: Failed to ship drycleaning waste to a waste management facility
Legislative details
Act Regulations Section(s)
Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (CEPA) Tetrachloroethylene (Use in Dry Cleaning and Reporting Requirements) Regulations s.8(1)(a), s.9(1)
Date of sentencing: 2016-07-11
Location of sentencing: Toronto, Ontario
  • Penalty for the EDF
Amount of fine(s): $10,000
Sentencing details:
The 11, July 2016, before the Ontario Court of Justice in Toronto, Ontario,  Giuseppe Accardo pled guilty of failing to have waste water and residue shipped to a waste management facility no less than once every 12 months and was sentenced to pay $10,000.  Accardo was ordered to pay the fine within six months to the EDF and publish an article in an industry standard magazine.  All other charges against Mr. Accardo and the business were withdrawn.
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