LCBO and grocery store coronavirus cases disclosed in Toronto this week

Jun 26 2020, 12:58 pm

Over the course of a week, various Toronto grocery stores and LCBO locations 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 locations with confirmed cases of coronavirus between June 19 and June 26:

LCBO

  • Closure: The LCBO reportedly learned on June 24 that an employee at 232 Dupont Street has been diagnosed with the coronavirus. They last worked in-store on Sunday, June 21. The store has been closed temporarily for deep cleaning, as a precaution.
  • Also this week, the LCBO disclosed that an employee at 3111 Danforth Avenue in Scarborough store tested positive for coronavirus. Their reported last shift was on Friday, June 5. Cleaning of the location has been continuous, but it was not closed.
Scarborough LCBO

3111 Danforth Avenue LCBO/Google Maps

As the province 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

  • Metro records were updated over the weekend to disclose a case confirmed June 16, affecting a staff member at the Food Basics at 377 Burnhamthorpe Road East in Mississauga. They last worked on June 10.
  • Another case was identified at Metro York Mills and Bayview, at 291 York Mills Road; the second case identified at this store since last week. The employee last worked on June 16, according to Metro.
Metro

Metro York Mills and Bayview/Google Maps

Prior to these new updates, Metro has disclosed cases at Parkway Mall, The West Mall Distribution Centre, the West Queen West Metro, the Metro located at Bloor and Spadina, in Mississauga at 1240 Eglinton Avenue West, and in Oakville at 1011 Upper Middle Road East.

“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.