Grocery store, LCBO coronavirus cases reported near Toronto this week

Sep 11 2020, 6:29 am

Toronto grocery stores and LCBO locations 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 cases of coronavirus between September 7 to September 11:


  • According to the LCBO, employers were notified on September 4 that an employee at the 510 Brimley Road location in Scarborough had tested positive for COVID-19. The employee had last worked in-store on September 2.

LCBO customers are required to wear a mask or face covering when shopping in cities or towns where municipal bylaws or orders have made it mandatory, which also includes Toronto.

As the province of Ontario 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

  • This past weekend, according to Metro, the store was notified of a positive COVID-19 test on September 6 from their Food Basics Markham location, 1220 Castlemore Avenue. The employee’s last day of work was August 31.
  • In the GTHA, a Hamilton store was made aware of a positive COVID-19 test on September 3 from their Food Basics location at 724 Mohawk Road East.

Here is the case at Metro listed this week:

toronto metro cases


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.

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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