Coronavirus cases in grocery stores and LCBO reported this week around Toronto


Grocery stores and LCBO establishments in and around Toronto may reveal cases of employees testing positive for COVID-19.We consolidate this information every week so that, as the weekend approaches, you know which places have seen recent cases and if there are any closures you should be aware of.

Here are the updates on the confirmed coronavirus cases reported between September 21 and September 25:


  • On September 17, two employees tested positive for the virus, the first being at 1618 Wilson Avenue in the Sheridan Mall. The employee’s last shift was September 9.
  • The second case, unrelated to the first, was reported at 1 York Gate Boulevard in Yorkgate Mall. Their last shift was September 12.

LCBO customers are required to wear a face mask or face shield when shopping at their location, cities or towns where it is required by municipal regulations or ordinances, which also includes Toronto.

As the province of Ontario gradually reopens, LCBO says it will continue to prioritize the health and well-being of its employees and that safety measures are in place, including cleaning and disinfection , in-store promotion of physical distancing and HR policies in support of staff.


  • According to Metro, employers were notified of the positive COVID-19 test on September 16 from the West Mall Distribution Center located at 170 The West Mall in Etobicoke. The employee’s last day of work was September 14.
  • According to Sobeys, the grocery store was notified of the positive coronavirus test on September 23, from their FreshCo location at 380 Bovaird Drive East. The employee’s last day of work was September 16.




Metro has already shared coronavirus cases in places such as Parkway Mall, West Queen West, Bloor and Spadina, College and Shaw, the cold chain distribution center, and more.

“We will always contact and follow the advice of Public Health to ensure the safety of our teammates and customers whenever we are notified of a confirmed case of COVID-19 at one of our grocery stores or distribution centers. Says the Metro website.

Sobeys says it will be dedicated to continuously updating its coronavirus tracker to give transparency to confirmed cases in their stores.

“If necessary, we will communicate with customers who have made purchases in the affected location, with in-store signage, outlining our steps to handle the situation,” Sobeys said.


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