Grocery store and LCBO COVID-19 cases confirmed in Toronto this week

Dec 11 2020, 11:13 am

Grocery stores and LCBO locations in and around the Toronto area may disclose instances of employees having tested positive for COVID-19.

We’re consolidating this information every week, so that going into the weekend, you know which locations have seen recent cases and if there are any closures to be aware of.

Here are the updates on confirmed coronavirus cases reported in grocery stores between December 7 to 11:

LCBO

  • On December 8, an LCBO located at 333 Eglinton Avenue West reported an employee testing positive for the virus. They had last worked on December 3.
  • On December 10, an LCBO located at 100 Clementine Drive reported an employee testing positive for the virus. They had last worked on November 27.

Loblaws

  • An employee at Loblaws, 50 Musgrave Street, tested positive on a presumptive test for COVID-19. They had last worked on November 28.
  • On December 10, an employee at the Loblaws located at 5970 Mclaughlin Road in Mississauga tested positive on a presumptive test for COVID-19. They had last worked on November 30.
  • An employee at the 250 Lakeshore Road West Loblaws location in Port Credit tested positive on a presumptive test for COVID-19. They had last worked on December 7.
  • On December 11, an employee at a Loblaws location, 17 Leslie Street, tested positive on a presumptive test for COVID-19.

Fortinos

  • On December 6, an employee at Fortinos, 700 Lawrence Avenue in North York, tested positive on a presumptive test for the virus. They had last worked on November 29.
  • In Vaughan, a Fortinos located at 3940 Highway 7, reported an employee testing positive on a presumptive test on December 7. The last day they had worked was on December 2.
  • At another location in Vaughan, a Fortinos at 8585 Highway 7, tested positive on a presumptive test for the virus on the same day. They had last worked on November 28.
  • In Etobicoke, two Fortinos employees tested positive on a presumptive test for COVID-19. The employees at the 330 Queens Plate Drive location last worked on November 28.

No Frills

  • That same day, Durante’s No Frills 1 York Gate Boulevard reported that two employees have tested positive on a presumptive test for COVID-19 and had last worked on November 23 and 30.
  • The next day, on December 7, an employee at John’s No Frills, 1150 Victoria Park Avenue in Scarborough tested positive on a presumptive test for the virus. They had last worked on November 28.
  • Heading west, an employee at Peter’s No Frills in Mississauga tested positive on a presumptive test for the virus. The employee at the 2150 Burnhamthorpe Road location had last worked on December 1.

Food Basics

  • On December 2, an employee at Food Basics, 1571 Sandhurst Circle in Toronto, tested positive for the virus. They had last worked on November 27.
  • On December 3, a Food Basics employee, 2550 Hurontario Street in Mississauga, tested positive. The employee had last worked on November 27
  • On December 7, an employee at its Food Basics location at 377 Burnhamthorpe Road East tested positive for COVID-19. They had last worked on November 29.
  • Another employee, this time at a Food & Drug Basics location at 2550 Hurontario Street, tested positive for COVID-19. They had last worked on December 3.

Metro

  • On December 2, an employee at Metro College Park, 444 Yonge Street in Toronto, tested positive for coronavirus. They had last worked on November 24.
  • On December 7, the 170 The West Mall location in Etobicoke reported an employee testing positive. They had last worked on December 2.
  • That same day, a Metro location, 89 Gould Street, reported two employees testing positive for COVID-19. They had last worked on December 3.
  • On December 8, a Metro at 1230 Queen Street West reported an employee testing positive for COVID-19. They had last worked on December 3.
  • Two days later, on December 10, the West Mall distribution centre at 170 the West Mall reported an employee testing positive for the virus. They had last worked on December 6.
  • The same day, the Vickers Distribution Centre at 25 Vickers Road also reported a positive case, and the employee had last worked on December 8.

Sobeys

  • On December 2, an employee at Sobeys, 199 Roncesvalles Avenue has tested positive for COVID-19. The last day they had worked was on November 23.
  • That same day, an employee at a Sobeys in Brampton also tested positive for the virus. The employee at the 11965 Hurontario Street location had last worked on November 22.
  • The next day, on December 4, an employee at a Sobeys at 125 The Queensway tested positive for COVID-19. They had last worked on November 26.
  • Another employee at the same location on December 4 also reported testing positive for the virus and had last worked on November 29.
  • Several days later, on December 7, an employee at a Sobeys in Brampton, 930 North Park Drive, tested positive for COVID-19. They had last worked on November 30.
  • On December 8, an employee at Sobeys, 930 North Park Drive in Brampton, tested positive for COVID-19. The last day they worked was on November 30.

FreshCo

  • In Richmond Hill, two employees at a FreshCo, 1430 Major MacKenzie East, tested positive for COVID-19 on December 3. The last day they had worked was on November 29 and December 1.
  • On December 8, an employee at a Richmond Hill FreshCo, located at 1430 Major MacKenzie East, tested positive for COVID-19. The last day the employee had worked was December 1.
  • In Toronto, two FreshCo employees at 1245 Dupont Street tested positive for the virus on December 8. The first employee had last worked on November 29 and the second on December 3.
  • Another FreshCo employee, this time at 3400 Dundas Street West, tested positive for the virus on December 8. They had last worked on November 29.

Real Canadian Superstore

  • The Real Canadian Superstore located at 3050 Argentia Road in Mississauga also reported a positive case among one of its employees. They had last worked on December 5.

Metro has previously shared coronavirus cases at locations including Parkway Mall, Queen West, Bloor and Spadina, College and Shaw, The Cold Chain Produce Distribution Centre, and more.

“We will always contact and follow the guidance of Public Health to ensure the safety of our teammates and customers whenever we are made aware of a confirmed case of COVID-19 in one of our food stores or distribution centres,” reads Metro’s website.

In an effort for transparency, Loblaws regularly updates their coronavirus cases in stores by province within the last 15 days, as well as Sobey’s for 14 days.

“In addition, we have mandated that our staff and customers wear masks in Extra Foods, Fortinos, Maxi, No Frills, Real Canadian Superstores and T&T stores across Canada,” said Loblaws.

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