Grocery store coronavirus cases disclosed in Toronto this week

Aug 14 2020, 7:58 am

Over the course of a week, several Toronto grocery stores and LCBO locations may disclose instances of employees being diagnosed with COVID-19.

We’re consolidating this information so that, going into the weekend, you know which local spots have seen recent cases, and if there are any closures to be aware of.

These are the updates on confirmed cases of coronavirus between August 10 to 14:


  • This week, there have been no reported cases of coronavirus in Toronto LCBO store employees this week.

LCBO customers are required to wear a mask or face covering when shopping in areas with municipal bylaws or orders saying so, which also includes the city of Toronto.

As 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

  • According to Metro, on August 7, an employee at Food Basics Scarborough, located at 2131 Lawrence Avenue East, tested positive and had notified their employer. They worked their last shift on August 5.
  • A few days prior, an employee at the 2225 Erin Mills Parkway Metro in Mississauga also tested positive and alerted employers on August 3, and worked their last shift on July 27.

Here is the case at Metro listed this week:

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Metro has previously disclosed 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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