Accu Green Health at 774 Brant Street in Burlington has had its business licence revoked revoked after an inspection revealed the establishment was in violation of municipal bylaws.
The inspection was part of visits to several businesses last December by the Human Trafficking and Vice Unit, and in partnership with the Canadian Border Services Agency and By-Law Enforcement Officers from Burlington, Oakville and Milton.
In addition to Accu Green Health, the following businesses were found to be in violation of by-laws specific to their industry and as a result received Provincial Offences Notices and/or had the business licence revoked:
• Cara Studio – 4180 Morris Drive, Burlington – Notice of Violation to be served on owner and charges pending
• Body & Sole – 550 Ontario Street, Milton – closed operating no valid licence
• Mary Gold – 43 Main Street South, Campbellville – Closed operating unlicenced, charge issued
• Tai Chi – 2544 Speers Road, Oakville – issued zoning notice for closure, charge issued
• Ivy Spa – 119 North Service Road East, Oakville – issued zoning notice for closure, 2 charges issued
The Human Trafficking and Vice Unit is responsible for all human trafficking investigations (both domestic and international – including but not limited to the sex trade, forced labour or domestic servitude), all prostitution investigations (including street prostitution, escort services and disorderly houses – common-bawdy houses), all adult entertainment premises investigations (including commercial massage parlours), all gaming related investigations and all liquor license premises investigations.
For questions about this investigation, contact D/Sergeant Brad Murray, Human Trafficking and Vice Unit, 905-638-1272.
Anyone wanting to provide confidential information or tips related to suspected human trafficking is asked to contact 905 825-4747 x8723, via email at HTVICE@haltonpolice.ca or anonymously by calling Crime Stoppers at 1 800 222-TIPS(8477) or through the web at www.haltoncrimestoppers.com.
If you are a victim of human trafficking, dial 9-1-1 or contact the Chrysalis Anti-Human Trafficking Network for free, confidential telephone trauma counselling and referrals for anyone who has been trafficked or exploited at 1-866-528-7109.
My Take: Thanks to the entire team who worked on this initiative to keep our community and the women and men who live and work here safe and free from exploitation. Thanks also to the residents who contacted my office and police with concerns about the establishment on Brant and brought it to the attention of enforcement officers.