What Toronto-area grocery stores have confirmed COVID-19 cases?

TORONTO [Peter Paul Media] — COVID-19 has ravaged almost every industry on Earth, including grocery stores. In Canada’s largest city, the hoarding of toilet paper at the beginning of the pandemic was commonplace but nobody thought they could actually get the virus.

Months into the pandemic, the second wave has arrived and the biggest fear for grocery shoppers is not toilet paper but becoming infected.

Although grocery stores have taken extra precautions like extra cleaning and mask requirements inside their stores, the virus continues to infect a small number of grocery store employees which, of course, puts shoppers at risk.

Toronto Public Health confirmed that COVID-19 can survive on plastic and stainless steel surfaces for up to 72 hours. It is still unclear how long they last on everyday grocery items but the risk is minimal according to first reports.

Once identified, employees are not allowed to work and must quarantine for at least 14 days. Companies have begun posting detailed information on their websites so we can determine when an infected employee last worked in-store.

Below are confirmed cases in Toronto-area Loblaw Companies Ltd., Metro Inc. and Sobeys Inc. stores from January 1, 2021:

Loblaw Companies Ltd.

Andrew & Shelley’s NOFRILLS located at 900 Dufferin Street reported one case of COVID-19. The employee last worked at the store on January 3.

Shoppers Drug Mart located at 10661 Chinguacousy Fletchers Meadow reported one case of COVID-19. The employee last worked at the store on January 3.

Shoppers Drug Mart located at 3940 Innes Road reported one case of COVID-19. The employee last worked at the store on January 3.

Loblaws located at 500 Lakeshore Blvd. reported one case of COVID-19. The employee last worked at the store on January 2.

Real Canadian Superstore located at 85 Steeles Avenue West reported one case of COVID-19. The employee last worked at the store on January 2.

Sobeys Inc.

FreshCo located at 1255 McCowan Road reported one case of COVID-19. The employee last worked at the store on January 3.

FreshCo located at 2440 Dundas St West reported one case of COVID-19. The employee last worked at the store on January 2.

Sobeys located at 11965 Hurontario Street reported one case of COVID-19. The employee last worked at the store on January 2.

Metro Inc.

No new cases have been reported by Metro Inc. as of January 1.

Stores near the Greater Toronto Area with at least one employee-positive COVID-19 case prior to January 1

NOFRILLS:
681 Silver Star Blvd
3555 Don Mills Road
1150 Victoria Park Avenue
372 Pacific Avenue
245 Dixon Road
270 Wilson Avenue
3850 Sheppard Avenue East
 2187 Bloor Street West
449 Parliament Street
6085 Creditview Road
1450 Lawrence Avenue East
900 Dufferin Street
6220 Yonge Street

Shoppers Drug Mart:
900 Maple Avenue
91 Rylander Blvd.
25 Great Lakes Drive
2920 Major Mackenzie Drive East
95 Williamson Drive West
1105 Kingston Road
1115 Lodestar Road
812 O’Connor Drive
85 Ellesmere Road
2266 Major Mackenzie Drive
700 Burnhamthorpe Road East
321 Lakeshore Road West
1515 Steeles Avenue East
930 North Park Drive
10661 Chinguacousy Fletchers Meadow

Wellwise:
685 McCowan Road

Loblaws:
2877 Bayview Avenue
301 High Tech Road
10909 Yonge Street
11 Redway Road
3501 Yonge Street
200 Bullock Drive
60 Carlton Street
500 Lakeshore Blvd. West
380 The East Mall

Real Canadian Superstore:
1755 Brimley Road
2549 Weston Road
51 Gerry Fitzgerald Drive
411 Louth Street
85 Steeles Avenue West

FreshCo:
7205 Goreway Drive
3737 Major Mackenzie Drive
6040 Glen Erin Drive
380 Bovaird Dr East
2440 Dundas St West
800 Steeles Ave West

Sobeys:
8975 Chinguacousy Road
11965 Hurontario Street

Fortinos:
700 Lawrence Ave West
3940 Highway 7
55 Mountainash Road
35 Worthington Avenue
65 Mall Road
2025 Guelph Line
1059 Plains Road East
2911 Major Mackenzie Drive West
8585 Highway 27

Food Basics:
1571 Sandhurst Circle
2550 Hurontario Street
377 Burnhamthorpe Road East
255 Morningside Avenue
95 Water St North
135 Barton St East
3365 Fairview Street
275 Geneva Street
853 Jane Street
900 Albion Road
300 John Street

Metro:
80 Front Street East
444 Yonge Street
3221 Eglinton Ave East
89 Gould Street
25 Peel Centre Drive
1230 Queen St West
2010 Appleby Line
235 Guelph Street
25 Peel Centre Drive
15 Ellesmere Road
735 College Street
201 Lloyd Manor Road
600 Sheppard Avenue West
20 Church Avenue
156 Main Street South
2155 St. Clair AvenueWest
967 Fennell Avenue East
100 Lynn Williams Street
6201 Bathurst Street
2208 Lakeshore Road West
1411 Lawrence Avenue West
3142 Yonge Street
2300 Yonge Street
3221 Derry Road West
910 Southdown Road
830 Lansdowne Avenue
1090 Wilson Avenue
3090 Bathurst Street
227 Vodden Street

EDITOR’S NOTE:
Case numbers are posted by each company on their websites as linked above.

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