Grocery store coronavirus cases disclosed in and around Toronto this week

Aug 21 2020, 7:06 am

Toronto grocery stores and LCBO locations may disclose instances of employees having tested positive for 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 17 to 21:


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

LCBO customers are now required to wear a mask or face covering when shopping in areas with municipal bylaws or orders saying to do so, which also includes 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

  • Just last week, according to Metro, on August 12, an employee at Food Basics Scarborough, located at 2131 Lawrence Avenue East, tested positive and notified their employer. They worked their last shift on August 11.
  • An employee at the Metro Fennell Plaza location in Hamilton, 967 Fennell Avenue East, alerted their employer of the positive case on August 17, and worked their last shift on August 16.
  • Another employee located at the Metro Yonge and Eglinton location, 2300 Yonge Street also tested positive for the virus and notified Metro on August 18. Their last shift was August 14.

Here is the case at Metro listed this week:

Metro Covid-19


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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