Press Releases 2023


Metro Ontario disappointed by Unifor strike at 27 Metro stores in the GTA

TORONTO (ON) – July 28, 2023:

Metro Ontario Inc., a subsidiary of METRO Inc. (TSX: MRU), is extremely disappointed that its unionized employees at 27 Metro locations across the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) rejected the agreement reached last week and decided to go on strike effective July 29, even though the union bargaining committee unanimously recommended the agreement to its members.

The Company has been negotiating with the union for the past few weeks and reached a fair and equitable agreement that meets the needs of our employees and our customers while ensuring that Metro remains competitive. The settlement provided significant increases for employees in all 4 years of the agreement, as well as pension and benefits improvements for all employees, including part-time employees.

The 27 Metro stores will be closed for the duration of the strike, but pharmacies will remain open and continue to care for patients in the impacted locations.

We apologize to our customers for the inconvenience they may experience in the circumstances and invite them to visit one of our many other Metro or Food Basics stores in the GTA or to shop online with us by visiting For store locations, please visit and

Impacted stores

  • 16 William Kitchen Rd., Scarborough, ON
  • 3003 Danforth Ave., Toronto, ON
  • 3090 Bathurst St. North, York, ON
  • 371 St. Paul Ave., Brantford, ON
  • 150 First St., Orangeville, ON
  • 1050 Kennedy Circle, Milton, ON
  • 1521 Rebecca St., Oakville, ON
  • 180 Sandalwood Pkw., Brampton, ON
  • 201 Lloyd Manor, Etobicoke, ON
  • 20 Church Ave North, York, ON
  • 2225 Erin Mills Pkwy, Mississauga, ON
  • 2155 St. Clair Ave. W, Toronto, ON
  • 100 Lynn Williams St., Toronto, ON
  • 6677 Meadowvale Town Centre Circle, Mississauga, ON
  • 425 Bloor St. W, Toronto, ON
  • 1500 Royal York Rd., Etobicoke, ON
  • 1411 Lawrence Ave. W, North York, ON
  • 2300 Yonge St., Toronto, ON
  • 656 Eglinton Ave. E, Toronto, ON
  • 89 Gould St., Toronto, ON
  • Unit 1-16640 Yonge St., Newmarket, ON
  • 291 York Mills Rd., North York, ON
  • 1050 Don Mills Rd., North York, ON
  • 1111 Davis Dr., Newmarket, ON
  • 40 Eglinton Sq., Scarborough, ON
  • 2900 Warden Ave., Scarborough, ON
  • 3221 Eglinton Ave. E, Scarborough, ON


About METRO Inc.

With annual sales of more than $19 billion, METRO Inc. is a food and pharmacy leader in Québec and Ontario. Its purpose is to Nourish the health and well-being of our communities. As a retailer, franchisor, distributor, and manufacturer, and provider of eCommerce services, the company operates or services a network of some 975 food stores under several banners including Metro, Metro Plus, Super C and Food Basics, as well as some 645 drugstores primarily under the Jean Coutu, Brunet, Metro Pharmacy and Food Basics Pharmacy banners, providing employment to more than 95,000 people. For more details, visit

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