Grocery store and LCBO coronavirus cases reported around Toronto this week

Oct 9 2020, 7:02 am

Grocery and LCBO stores in and around Toronto 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 October 5 and October 9:


  • According to the LCBO, on October 2, an employee at the 1125 Bloor Street East location in the Applewood Hills Plaza Mississauga tested positive. Their last shift worked in-store was September 25.
  • Another location at 100 Copper Creek Drive in Markham, also reported a positive test among one of its staff members. The employee last worked on September 25.
  • On October 5, a Toronto LCBO located at 1838-1844 Avenue Road also reported a positive coronavirus case. The employee’s last worked in-store on September 29.

LCBO customers are required to wear a mask or face covering when shopping at their locations in cities or towns where municipal bylaws or orders have made it mandatory –including Toronto.

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


  • On October 8, multiple team members at 60 Carlton Street Loblaws have tested positive for coronavirus; however, the company has not disclosed how many employees this affects. At least two positive cases had been reported by Loblaws at this location days before.
  • Also on October 8, an employee at the Independent City Market at 301 College Street tested positive and last worked on October 1.


  • Metro has reported a positive case at its 2155 St. Clair Avenue West location on October 2. The last day the employee had worked was September 29.
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No Frills

  • Carlo’s No Frills at 1591 Wilson Avenue has reported another positive case on October 6, after reporting four last week. The last day the team member worked was on September 23.
  • On October 7, a team member from Leonetti’s No Frills at 1641 James Street tested positive for coronavirus. The last day they worked was on September 29.


  • According to Loblaws Inc., a Fortinos location at 35 Worthington Ave in Brampton reported a positive case among staff members. The last day the employee had worked was September 29.


  • On October 3, Sobeys reported a positive case at its FreshCo location at 800 Steeles Avenue West in Thornhill. The employee last worked on September 27.
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Metro has previously shared 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.

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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