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

Jan 29 2021, 9:47 am

Grocery stores and LCBO locations in and around the Toronto area may disclose instances of employees testing 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 and liquor stores from January 25 to 29:

LCBO

  • On January 25, an LCBO employee at the 128 Queen Street South location in Mississauga, reported testing positive for the virus and had last worked on January 20.
  • On January 26, an employee at the 49 Spadina Avenue location reported testing positive for COVID-19. They had last worked on January 23.
  • In Mississauga, an LCBO employee at 1077 North Service Road, also reported testing positive for the virus and had last worked on January 22.

“This general notice is being provided out of transparency. Should we receive any Public Health direction or guidance, we will act immediately and accordingly,” said the LCBO.

“The LCBO has several measures to keep employees and customers safe, including regular cleaning and sanitization and in-store measures that promote physical distancing.”

Loblaws

  • On January 24, a Loblaws employee at 11 Redway Road reported testing positive on a presumptive test for the virus. They had last worked in-store on January 21.
  • On January 25, at a Loblaws in North York, 3501 Yonge Street, an employee reported testing positive on a presumptive test for COVID-19 and had last worked on January 18.
  • On January 28, a Loblaws employee at 12 St. Clair Avenue East tested positive for COVID-19. The last day they worked was January 24.
  • The same day, Loblaws reported two employees from the 11 Redway Road location, testing positive on presumptive tests for COVID-19. They had both last worked on January 21.
  • On January 28, a Loblaws employee at 585 Queen Street West tested positive on a presumptive test for COVID-19 and had last worked on January 22.
  • On January 29, Loblaws reported an employee at 3671 Dundas Street West tested positive on a presumptive test for COVID-19. They had last worked on January 21.
  • On January 29, Loblaws reported an employee at 2877 Bayview Avenue tested positive on a presumptive test for COVID-19. They had last worked on January 26.

Fortinos

  • On January 25, multiple employees at the 8585 Highway 27 Fortinos location in Vaughan reported testing positive on presumptive tests for COVID-19.
  • On January 26, a Fortinos employee at 35 Worthington Avenue in Brampton reported testing positive on a presumptive test for COVID-19. They had last worked on January 18.

No Frills

  • On January 23, multiple employees at Jeff, Rose & Herb’s No Frills, 3730 Lakeshore Boulevard, reported testing positive on presumptive tests for COVID-19.
  • That same day, at Nick and Mira’s No Frills, 1450 Lawrence Avenue East in North York, two employees reported testing positive on presumptive tests for COVID-19. They had last worked on January 17 and 20, respectively.
  • On January 27, Jeff, Rose and Herb’s No Frills, 3730 Lakeshore Boulevard West, again reported two employees tested positive on presumptive tests for COVID-19. They had last worked on January 18 and 22.
  • The same day, Rob’s No Frills, 2430 Eglinton Avenue East, reported an employee testing positive on a presumptive test for COVID-19. They had last worked on January 24.
  • On January 29, Vince and Franca’s No Frills, 1631 Rutherford Road reported two employees testing positive on a presumptive test for COVID-19. They had last worked on January 24 and 25.
  • The same day, Tom and Michelle’s No Frills, 6085 Creditview Road, reported an employee testing positive on a presumptive test for COVID-19. They had last worked on January 25.

Food Basics

  • On January 22, a Food Basics employee at the 377 Burnhamthorpe Road East location in Mississauga reported testing positive for COVID-19. They had last worked on January 15.
  • That same day, another Food Basics location, 2131 Lawrence Avenue East, reported an employee testing positive for the virus who had last worked on January 18.
  • On January 22, a Food Basics employee at the 5559 Dundas Street West location reported testing positive for COVID-19. They had last worked on January 12.
  • In Brampton, at another Food Basics location, 8910 Highway 50, an employee reported testing positive for COVID-19, on January 22. They had last worked on January 15.
  • Another Food Basics location at 2452 Sheppard Avenue East reported testing positive for COVID-19 on January 22. They had last worked on January 20.
  • On January 23, a Food Basics employee at 7070 St Barbara Boulevard reported testing positive for COVID-19. They had last worked on January 8.
  • On January 25, a Food Basics at 45 Overlea Boulevard reported an employee testing positive for the virus. The employee had last worked on December 20.

Metro

  • On January 22, Metro’s 1090 Wilson Avenue store reported an employee testing positive for COVID-19. They had last worked on January 14.
  • That same day, on January 22, Metro’s 25 Peel Centre Drive store reported two employees testing positive for COVID-19. They had last worked on January 11 and 20.
  • On January 22, Metro’s distribution centre, 25 Vickers Road, reported an employee testing positive for COVID-19. They had last worked on January 20.
  • A Metro at 6677 Meadowvale Town Centre Circle reported an employee testing positive for COVID-19. They had last worked on November 14.
  • On January 23, Metro’s 1090 Wilson Avenue store reported an employee testing positive for COVID-19. They had last worked on January 17.
  • That same day, on January 23, Metro’s 735 College Street store reported an employee testing positive for COVID-19. They had last worked on January 19.
  • On January 23, Metro’s 3221 Eglinton Avenue East store reported an employee testing positive for COVID-19. They had last worked on January 18.
  • On January 23, Metro’s distribution centre, 25 Vickers Road, reported an employee testing positive for COVID-19. They had last worked on January 19.
  • That same day, on January 23, Metro’s Distribution Centre, 170 The West Mall, reported an employee testing positive for COVID-19. They had last worked on January 21.
  • On January 23, Metro’s 25 Peel Centre Drive store reported an employee testing positive for COVID-19. The employee’s last day of work was January 13
  • On January 24, Metro’s distribution centre, 25 Vickers Road, reported two employees testing positive for COVID-19. They had last worked on January 21 and 22.

Sobeys

  • On January 24, an employee at a Sobeys, 2451 Danforth Avenue East, tested positive for COVID-19 and had last worked on January 16.
  • The next day on January 25, the same location reported another case, stating that the employee had last worked on January 10.
  • On January 26, Sobeys reported an employee at their 5602 Tenth Line West location,

FreshCo

  • On January 23, an employee at the 2650 Lawrence Avenue East FreshCo reported testing positive for COVID-19. They had last worked on January 15.
  • In Brampton, another FreshCo employee, this time at the 12 Team Canada Drive location, reported testing positive for the virus and had last worked on January 17.
  • On January 24, at a separate FreshCo location in Brampton, 398 Queen Street West, an employee reported testing positive for COVID-19. They had last worked on January 19.
  • Another Brampton FreshCo location, 398 Queen Street West, reported an employee testing positive for the virus who had last worked on January 19.
  • In Toronto, on January 24, a FreshCo employee at the 731 Eastern Avenue location reported testing positive for COVID-19 and had last worked on January 20.
  • In Scarborough, a FreshCo employee at the 2650 Lawrence Avenue East location reported testing positive for the virus and had last worked on January 15.
  • On January 26, a FreshCo at 2330 Eglinton Avenue West, reported an employee testing positive for COVID-19. They had last worked on January 26.
  • On January 27, a FreshCo employee at 8405 Financial Drive reported as testing positive for the virus. They had last worked on January 22.

Real Canadian Superstore

  • On January 23, a Real Canadian Superstore employee at 2549 Weston Road reported testing positive on a presumptive test for COVID-19. They had last worked on January 17.
  • On January 28, a Real Canadian Superstore employee at 85 Steeles Avenue West in Brampton, reported testing positive on a presumptive test for COVID-19. They had last worked on January 24.

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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