Here’s the photo originally posted by blogTO:
Borys Machinkowski, a 20-year-old Centennial College student took the photo, the employee continued to sell his merchandise, the student and his buddies told potential employees about it. The employee called the owner, who came in saying “yeah, but whatcha gonna do”.
The rest is history, according to the CBC:
During an inspection by Toronto Public Health on Aug. 27, the bakery was given a conditional pass. Inspectors cited it for failure to protect food from contamination and inadequate temperature controls.
Those infractions were corrected and the bakery was given a pass two days later.
Since Machinkowski's complaint, health inspectors have revisited the location and issued another conditional pass. Inspectors did not find evidence of infestation, but said they found droppings and that the eatery will be inspected again.
In October 2008, health inspectors closed down the Happy Seven (Dumpling House) restaurant on Spadina Avenue after rats were seen in its window.
About a year ago, a "heavy rodent infestation" closed down a Toronto Loblaws store after a mouse was spotted by a customer.
Toronto Public Health said it made the decision at the time even though the grocery store had "an excellent record of food safety and the last 10 inspections have been in compliance."
You would think that the stores would deal with their infestations before they grow too large and visible. Sadly, this is obviously not the case. Or maybe they were just celebrating the year of the rat.. Unless you know the story, the bakery above looks innocuous:
See more rats / mice in the videos below, after a mourning song for the rats that have most likely perished upon the restaurants closures.