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

Mar 19 2021, 8:52 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 15 to March 19 and over the past weekend:

LCBO

  • On March 13, the 7205 Goreway Drive location reported an employee testing positive for COVID-19. They had last worked on March 10.
  • On March 16, an employee at the 95 Housey Street location was reported to have tested positive for COVID-19. They had last worked in-store on March 13.
  • On March 18, an employee at the 420 Progress Avenue location reported an employee testing positive for the virus. They had last worked on March 12.
  • On March 19, two employees, one at the 272 Queen Street West location and the anther at the 100 King Street West store, were reported to have tested positive for COVID-19. They both worked at their respective stores on March 15.
  • On March 19, an employee at the 55 Ellesmere Road location was reported to have tested positive for COVID-19. They had last worked on March 16.

“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 14, an employee at 200 Bullock Drive in Markham, was reported to have tested positive on a presumptive test for the virus. They had last worked on March 9.
  • On March 15, an employee at 301 High Tech Road in Richmond Hill was reported to have tested positive on a presumptive test for COVID-19. They had last worked on March 6.
  • On March 16, multiple employees at 500 Lakeshore Boulevard were reported to have tested positive on presumptive tests for the virus. Days worked have not been specified.
  • On March 17, an employee at 60 Carlton Street was reported to have tested positive on a presumptive test for COVID-19. They had last worked on March 9.
  • On March 18, an employee at 301 Moore Avenue was reported to have tested positive on a presumptive test for the virus. They had last worked on March 13.
  • On March 19, two employees at60 Carlton Street were reported to have tested positive on presumptive tests for COVID-19. They had last worked on March 9 and March 12, respectively.

Real Canadian Superstore

  • On March 13, a Real Canadian Superstore employee at 85 Steeles Avenue West in Brampton was reported testing positive on a presumptive test for COVID-19. They had last worked on March 7.
  • On March 16, two employees at 15900 Bayview Avenue in Aurora were reported to have tested positive on presumptive tests for COVID-19. They had both last worked on March 9.
  • On March 17, two employees at 3045 Mavis Road in Mississauga, were reported to have tested positive on presumptive tests for the virus. They had last worked on March 12 and March 15, respectively.
  • The same day multiple employees at 2549 Weston Road were reported to have tested positive on presumptive tests for the virus.

Fortinos

  • On March 13, a Fortinos employee at 2911 Major Mackenzie Drive West in Vaughan was reported to have tested positive on a presumptive test for COVID-19. They had last worked on March 1.
  • On March 17, three employees at 60 Quarry Edge Drive were reported to have tested positive on presumptive tests for the virus. One employee last worked on March 4 and two on March 5.
  • On March 19, an employee at 2911 Major Mackenzie Drive West in Vaughan was reported to have tested positive on a presumptive test for COVID-19. They had last worked on March 7.

No Frills

  • On March 14, multiple employees from Rob’s No Frills, 13071 Yonge Street in Oak Ridges, reported testing positive on presumptive tests for the virus. The day they had last worked has not been specified.
  • On March 14, Spataro’s No Frills at 8990 Chinguacousy Road in Brampton, reported an employee testing positive on a presumptive test for COVID-19. They had last worked on March 8.
  • On March 17, an employee at David’s No Frills, 6435 Erin Mills Parkway in Mississauga, was reported to have tested positive on a presumptive test for the virus. They had last worked on March 10.
  • On March 17, an employee at John and Danielle’s No Frills, 270 Wilson Avenue, was reported to have tested positive on a presumptive test for the virus. They had last worked on March 9.
  • On March 18, an employee at Durante’s No Frills, 1 York Gate Boulevard in North York was reported to have tested positive on a presumptive test for COVID-19. They had last worked on March 10.
  • On March 19, an employee at Ashley’s No Frills, 7070 Mclaughlin Road in Mississauga was reported to have tested positive on a presumptive test for COVID-19. They had last worked on March 10.

FreshCo

  • On March 13, 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 6.
  • On March 14, an employee at 10615 Bramalea Road in Brampton, was reported to have tested positive for the virus and had last worked on March 9.
  • On March 15, a FreshCo employee at 7205 Goreway Drive in Mississauga reported testing positive for COVID-19. They had last worked on March 5.
  • On March 17, an employee at the 325 Parliament Street location was reported to have tested positive for the virus and had last worked on March 5.

Sobeys

  • On March 16, an employee at Sobeys’ 125 The Queensway location in Etobicoke was reported testing positive for COVID-19. They had last worked on March 11.

Metro

  • On March 15, two employees at 2225 Erin Mills Parkway in Mississauga were reported to have tested positive for COVID-19. They had last worked on March 6 and 10.
  • On March 15, an employee at 2155 St. Clair Avenue West was reported to have tested positive for the virus. They had last worked on February 19.
  • On March 15, an employee at the 2300 Yonge Street location was reported to have tested positive for the virus. They had last worked on March 11.

Food Basics

  • On March 11, an employee at the Food Basics located at 238 Wellesley Street East reported testing positive for the virus. They had last worked on March 6.
  • On March 13, three employees at the same 238 Wellesley Street East location were reported to have tested positive for COVID-19. Two of the affected employees had last worked on March 11 and the other on March 12.
  • Once again, this time on March 15, the 238 Wellesley Street East location reported three more employees testing positive for the virus. They had last worked on March 7 and the other two on March 13.
  • On March 16, for the fourth time, the 238 Wellesley Street East location reported another positive COVID-19 case of an employee who had last worked on March 14.
  • On March 17, an employee at Metro, 1070 Pape Avenue was reported to have tested positive for the virus. They had last worked on March 11.

The Wellesley Street East Food Basics location reported a total of eight employees in a span of six days.

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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