Grocery store coronavirus cases disclosed in Toronto this week

Aug 7 2020, 6:01 pm

Over the course of a week, various Toronto grocery stores and LCBO locations may disclose instances of employees being diagnosed with COVID-19.

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

These are the updates on confirmed cases of coronavirus between August 3 to 7:


  • For this week, there have been no reported cases of coronavirus in Toronto LCBO store employees this week.

It is now required for LCBO customers to wear a mask or face covering when shopping in areas with municipal bylaws or orders saying so, which also includes Toronto.

As the province gradually reopens, the LCBO says it will continue to prioritize the health and well-being of its employees, and there are safety measures in place, including cleaning and sanitization, in-store promotion of physical distancing, and HR policies in support of staff.

Grocery stores

  • Over the past weekend, according to Metro, on August 3, an employee at Food Basics Scarborough, located at 2131 Lawrence Avenue East, tested positive and notified their employer. They worked their last shift on August 2.
  • An employee at the West Mall Distribution Centre, located at 170 The West Mall in Etobicoke also alerted them of the positive case on August 1, and worked their last shift on June 21

Here is the case at Metro listed this week:

COVID-19 case


Prior to these new developments, Metro has disclosed cases of coronavirus at locations including Parkway Mall, West 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.

The grocer says its online tracker is continually being updated in an effort to keep the public aware of where cases have been confirmed.

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