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

Mar 12 2021, 11:52 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 stores from March 8 to March 12 and over the past weekend:

LCBO

  • On March 5, an LCBO team member at 1900 Eglinton Avenue East reported testing positive for COVID-19. Their last shift worked in-store was on February 26.
  • On March 8, an LCBO employee at 200 Lakeshore Road East in Mississauga reported testing positive for COVID-19. The last shift worked in-store was on March 5.
  • On March 8, an employee at the 65 Wicksteed Avenue location reported testing positive for COVID-19. They had last worked on March 5.
  • On March 8, an employee at the 1900 Eglinton Avenue East location was reported to have tested positive for COVID-19. They had last worked on March 5.
  • On March 10, a team member at 1230 Dundas Street West was reported to have tested positive for COVID-19. The last shift they worked in-store was on March 6.
  • On March 11, an employee at 8783 Yonge Street in Richmond Hill was reported to have tested positive for COVID-19. They had last worked on March 4.

“As the province continues to ease COVID-19 restrictions, the LCBO has updated our operating hours, including opening on Mondays,” said the LCBO spokesperson.

The liquor board also reduced its in-store shopping capacities to 25% due to the provincial lockdown. Customer returns will also be paused throughout the lockdown.

“We continue to restrict capacity and hours in accordance with public health guidance across the province.”

Loblaws

  • On March 6, an employee at the 60 Carlton Street Loblaws was reported to have tested positive on a presumptive test for COVID-19. They had last worked on February 28.
  • On March 9, an employee at King & Shaw City Market, 1022 King Street West, reported an employee testing positive on a presumptive test for COVID-19. They had last worked on February 27.
  • On March 9, an employee at the 3671 Dundas Street West Loblaws in Etobicoke was reported to have tested positive on a presumptive test for COVID-19. They had last worked on March 4.

Real Canadian Superstore

  • On March 6, an employee at the Real Canadian Superstore at 2549 Weston Road was reported to have tested positive on a presumptive test for COVID-19. They had last worked on February 25.
  • On March 12, an employee at the Real Canadian Superstore at 18120 Yonge Street in Newmarket was reported to have tested positive on a presumptive test for COVID-19. They had last worked on March 3.

Fortinos

  • On March 6, two employees at a Fortinos at 2911 Major Mackenzie Drive West in Vaughan were reported to have tested positive on presumptive tests for the virus. They had last worked on February 26 and February 28, respectively.
  • On March 7, an employee at a Fortinos at 55 Mountainash Road was reported to have tested positive on a presumptive test for COVID-19. They had last worked on February 26.
  • On March 7, an employee at a Fortinos at 60 Quarry Edge Drive in Brampton was reported to have tested positive on a presumptive test for the virus. They had last worked on February 26.
  • On March 10, an employee at a Fortinos at 330 Queens Plate Drive was reported to have tested positive on a presumptive test for COVID-19. They had last worked on February 28.
  • On March 12, two employees at a Fortinos at 60 Quarry Edge Drive in Brampton were reported to have tested positive on presumptive tests for the virus. They had last worked on March 4 and March 5, respectively.

No Frills

  • On March 5, a Dave and Charlotte’s No Frills employee at 70 Island Road in Scarborough reported testing positive on a presumptive test for COVID-19. They had last worked on February 26.
  • On March 6, an employee at Sheriff’s No Frills at 1530 Albion Road reported testing positive on a presumptive test for COVID-19. They had last worked on March 1.
  • On March 10, three employees at Rob’s No Frills at 13071 Yonge Street in Oak Ridges were reported to have tested positive on presumptive tests for the virus. They had last worked on March 7.
  • On March 11, an employee at Dickie’s No Frills 17255 Leslie Street in Newmarket was reported to have tested positive on a presumptive test for the virus. They had last worked on March 1, March 3, and March 4, respectively.
  • On March 12, an employee at Qai’s No Frills, 9920 Airport Road in Brampton, was reported to have tested positive on a presumptive test for COVID-19. They had last worked on March 7.

FreshCo

  • On March 6, an employee at the 3737 Major Mackenzie Drive FreshCo in Woodbridge reported testing positive for COVID-19. They had last worked on February 24.
  • On March 6, a FreshCo employee at 8405 Financial Drive in Brampton reported testing positive for COVID-19. They had last worked on March 1.
  • On March 10, an employee at FreshCo’s 1430 Major Mackenzie Drive East location in Richmond Hill was reported to have tested positive for COVID-19. They had last worked on March 7.
  • On March 10, a FreshCo employee at 2490 Gerrard Street East in Scarborough was reported to have tested positive for COVID-19. They had last worked on March 7.

Sobeys

  • On March 6, an employee at the Sobeys located at 5602 Tenth Line West in Mississauga was reported to have tested positive for COVID-19. They had last worked on February 28.

Metro

  • On March 7, a Metro employee at 2225 Erin Mills Parkway in Mississauga was reported to have tested positive for COVID-19. They had last worked on March 2.
  • On March 7, a Metro employee at 1230 Queen Street West in Toronto was reported to have tested positive for COVID-19. They had last worked on March 1.
  • On March 7, a Metro employee at 16640 Yonge Street in Newmarket was reported to have tested positive for COVID-19. They had last worked on March 2.
  • On March 8, a Metro employee at 89 Gould Street was reported to have tested positive for COVID-19. They had last worked on March 2.
  • On March 8, a Metro employee at 1411 Lawrence Avenue West in Toronto was reported to have tested positive for COVID-19. They had last worked on March 4.
  • On March 8, a Metro employee at 6201 Bathurst Street in North York was reported to have tested positive for COVID-19. They had last worked on February 23.
  • On March 8, a Metro employee at 1050 Don Mills Road was reported to have tested positive for COVID-19. They had last worked on March 1.
  • On March 8, two Metro employees at 444 Yonge Street in Toronto were reported to have tested positive for COVID-19. They had last worked on March 1 and 6, respectively.
  • On March 11, a Metro employee at 600 Sheppard Avenue West was reported to have tested positive for COVID-19. They had last worked on January 18.

Food Basics

  • On March 7, a Food Basics employee at 1070-A Major Mackenzie Drive East in Richmond Hill was reported to have tested positive for COVID-19. They had last worked on March 3.

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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