Lee restaurant closes after employee tests positive for coronavirus

Oct 2 2020, 2:34 pm

Another King Street business, Lee restaurant, is reporting a positive COVID-19 case among one of its employees and has temporarily closed.

Lee restaurant, located at 601 King Street West, shared a statement in regards to an employee who recently tested positive for coronavirus, causing the location to close their dining rooms and patio for all staff to get tested. Take-out and delivery options will remain available to customers.

The affected employee worked their last shift on September 25, and has been quarantined since.

“Following this news, we decided to close our dining rooms & patio to allow our staff the opportunity to get tested. We have decided to focus on takeout & delivery in consideration of our staff and guests safety & well-being,” said the restaurant in a statement.


View this post on Instagram


A post shared by Lee Restaurant (@lee_restaurant) on

Lee now joins the several other King Street restaurants that have shut down due to the pandemic.

Reyna on King made the decision to temporarily close after one of their employees received a positive coronavirus test result on September 16, despite Toronto Public Health giving them the green light to continue operations.

Three other King Street bars and restaurants were ordered to shut down for breaking coronavirus health and safety rules.

MARBL, King Taps, and Casa Mezcal were all served public health violations from Toronto Medical Officer of Health Dr. Eileen de Villa.

No reopening date has been set however Lee asks those who have a reservation in the upcoming month, they will be contacted to be rescheduled for a later date.

Karen DoradeaKaren Doradea

+ Dished
+ Food News