Coronavirus: What’s open in Toronto

A number of businesses and services are staying open during COVID-19. This list will be updated regularly


NOTE: On Monday (March 16) provincial officials recommended events and public gatherings of over 50 people be suspended and said Ontarians should practice social distancing to avoid the spread of coronavirus. Travel with caution.

Grocery stores

  • Loblaws stores are open between 7 am and 8 pm, with shopper numbers limited at some busier stores. The company has additionally lowered grocery delivery fees and waived fees for pickup. Some Loblaws stores are offering early morning hours for immunocompromised shoppers call your local store for details. 
  • No Frills stores are open. Online shopping is available and pickup fees are waived. Individual stores are introducing hours for immunocompromised shoppers call your local store for details.
  • Metro stores are open under reduced hours (8 am to 8 pm), with some stores reserving the first hour for elderly/immunocompromised shoppers.
  • Sobeys and stores under its banner, including FreshCo and Farm Boy, have announced they will stay open. Sobeys will offer early-morning shopping hours for elderly and immunocompromised shoppers call your local store for details.
  • Longo’s stores are open, with early morning hours for elderly and immunocompromised shoppers.
  • Pusateri’s stores are open. Between 7 and 8 am, all stores will be limited to elderly shoppers and those with compromised immune systems.
  • McEwan stores are remaining open, and will be offering grocery delivery via Inabuggy.
  • Rabba stores remain open 24/7. The company has announced it will begin installing glass barriers at checkouts this weekend.
  • Many community grocers will be remaining open as well.
  • LCBO stores operating on reduced hours (11 am to 6 pm daily). UPDATE (March 24): The LCBO has announced that all stores will be closed Mondays. Delivery is available through Canada Post and Foodora.
  • Beer Store locations are open on reduced hours (10 am to 7 pm daily). Bottle returns will be suspended until March 31.
  • Wine Rack stores are open.

Drugstores

Government services

  • TTC transit will be operating normally.
  • Metrolinx is making some cuts to GO Transit and UP Express schedules in light of reduced ridership.
  • Emergency services (Toronto Police, Fire Services and Paramedic Services) are operating.
  • Garbage, recycling and organics collection are operating.
  • Shelters, respites, drop-in centres and long-term care homes are open.

For up-to-the-minute info on city services, visit the City of Toronto website.

Shopping centres and markets

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