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The best and worst Loblaws in Toronto

Posted by Erinn Beth Langille / February 18, 2014

best worst loblaws torontoThe best and worst Loblaws in Toronto are marked by a few noteworthy differences. The good are usually bright, well organized, and bountiful with fresh vegetables, meat, fish and baked goods. Kind and helpful staff goes a long way, as does accessibility.

The reverse is true of the bad ones. At worse they are dirty, frustrating, and expensive. Rarely is a Loblaws all of these things at once -- I expect they'd be run out of business if that were the case -- but a spectrum exists nonetheless. What's sometimes more of a travesty, however, are the mediocre spots. Sure you can pick up the basics at these places, but they don't inspire enthusiasm for eating, one of life's great pleasures.

Here is our list of best and worst Loblaws in Toronto.


Maple Leaf Gardens
Some were disheartened by the conversion of Maple Leaf Gardens from classic hockey arena to Loblaws food emporium. But it proved to be so insanely fantastic, with its wall of cheese, in-house canteen, cafe, Ace Bakery, butchery and cornucopia of every fruit, vegetable and product under the sun (you name it, they have it) that visitors can finally sing with "We are the champions" with confidence.

Queen and Portland
Like a phoenix from the ashes, the Loblaws at Queen and Portland rose from the terrible Queen Street fire. Striking that balance between downtown grocery feel and convenience with suburban perks like underground parking and extensive selection all under one roof. The wide aisles, on-site Ace Bakery, friendly staff and bounty of choice keep customers happy and coming back.

Queens Quay
The Queens Quay Loblaws location has been surrounded by road construction in the last few years, making it a little annoying for pedestrians and cyclists, but get around that and you can have a hey day with all the parking and great variety once inside. Highlights include the natural light, the take-away prepared foods section and cooking classes.

St. Clair and Bathurst
Of the best Loblaws, the St. Clair and Bathurst one is hit-and-miss. The overlooking cafe and cooking classes are good, plus they have a wide selection and all the PC products. But unfortunately it is no longer 24 hours, and some find it pricey.


Broadview and Danforth
Complaints run high for the Broadview and Danforth Loblaws. Tired and out-dated building somehow both cramped and yet lacking in variety, slow staff and rumours of rotting produce and expired food. The upside? Great deals to be had and the butchers will do custom cuts.

Dundas and Bloor
Tucked back by the empty old Zellers is probably the least of this Loblaws' problems. The Dundas and Bloor location doesn't carry the full line of PC products nor does it have the impressive cheese, dessert or bakery selection of other locations. There is no Joe store either, which can be a big draw. There is, however, a ton of parking and this store is fine for a basic shop.

Empress Walk
The Empress Walk Loblaws gets a mixed review. It has an unusual design, with three storey vaulted ceilings and an open concept, the organics selection is wonderful and it's directly across from the subway. Some people love the available self-checkout, while others hate it. Out Twitter followers also complaing of poor customer service.

Humbertown Loblaws
As part of the aging Humbertown shopping centre in Etobicoke (it is basically unchanged since the '70s), the Loblaws has a tired look around the edges. The open-air mall is slated for redevelopment though, so let's hope the produce section gets an overhaul while they're at it. That said, it has a certain nostalgic charm.

Loblaws, Upper Beach
This mid-range Loblaws has a few perks -- drycleaning, banking, a pharmacy -- but the produce and organics selections aren't particularly expansive and are on the expensive side. The small Joe Fresh collection may act as a lure for some, but over all nothing about this Loblaws really excites.

Leslie and Lakeshore
The Leslieville Loblaws is sort of an odd duck. It has a big Joe Fresh, is clean, relatively well laid out and thus all the promise of a great grocery, but its dowdy exterior and lack of modern amenities like self checkouts (slowing the whole process) makes it more frustrating and less appealing than other joints, like the nearby Queens Quay outlet.



Kelly / February 18, 2014 at 10:46 am
Not that it matters in the context of the article, but the Loblaws at Queen and Portland has no relation to the fire, it is located a few storefronts east of the fire and the plans to build it and the attached condo building were in place years before the fire.

That being said it and Maple Leaf gardens are both great stores.
Trina Makole / February 18, 2014 at 10:46 am
Great list!

I look forward to seeing Blog TO's list of best places to buy aglets in Toronto. When will it be published?
carole / February 18, 2014 at 10:49 am
The St. Clair and Bathurst location has been totally renovated and resembles now the one in Maple Leaf Gardens. There is no longer a cafe overlooking the store but there are still cooking classes and lots of covered parking. There is an LCBO downstairs and it's right at the St. Clair West subway stop. Much better than it used to be but can still be pricey.
Brad / February 18, 2014 at 10:56 am
I beg to differ regarding the Queen and Portland location. Selection is plentiful in some areas, but the meat (not deli) is seriously lacking. The saddest part is I am comparing this to the Metro in Liberty Village which is a terrible excuse for a grocery store...
FormerEmployee / February 18, 2014 at 11:03 am
Just a note on Loblaws Empress Market: It's a Loblaw Great Foods. The reason customer service may be lacking is because a few years ago it changed to a union structure. The structure kicked out a lot of employees, and lowered the wages of many other employees. It's also why shelves aren't quite as stocked in changed over locations... Stocking and who does it changed with the union rules. As for Empress Walk the one thing to really watch out for is in the summer the open roof concept works against itself, it becomes really warm in the store underneath the open part. Fruit and veggies don't last as long and items in the bakery department get heated up and get mold faster than their sell by date. That said, the self checkout is a god send and if you don't know how to use it stay away and let me through. LASTLY, the bakery department there makes the best dessert trays, always putting in extras, and have the best pizza buns. Don't know how they do it, but they do.
Rusty / February 18, 2014 at 11:05 am
Re: Leslie/Lakeshore. What a useless review. You ignore several vital topics that people reading a grocery store review may be interested in, such as the quality of the produce. So allow me to fill in the pesky details other than the apparently top-of-list ambiance. Produce is consistently inferior and but a day or two away from going bad. Bakery rarely I'd ever has fresh bread available before noon, and the cashier's are slow as molasses.
Chris / February 18, 2014 at 11:05 am
Avoid the dundas and bloor location - we pointed out some price disparities, and were treated with a patronizing smile and a 'this is not my problem' answer. We pressed the point in a normal conversational manner, and all of a sudden she and a staff member were accusing us of bullying her. We complained to head office, and while they heard us politely, they failed to respond to the original complaint and took her conduct at her word. So unprofessional. Oh and the store is kinda cr*p and poorly stocked too.
Chris replying to a comment from Chris / February 18, 2014 at 11:06 am
In my comment forgot to mention that we were talking to the store manager
Coco / February 18, 2014 at 11:08 am
I often shop at the Upper Beaches location. Yes the organic section could be more diverse (especially fresh produces and meats), and shelves could be replenished a bit more often. But the staff there is friendly, the aisles are wide and there's enough variety in the organic section to make it worth shopping at. On the other hand, the St. Clair and Bathurst location is awful. It's ALWAYS crowded and both staff and clients are rude, rude, rude. Their organic section is even smaller than at the Upper Beach location.
Jacob / February 18, 2014 at 11:08 am
The Etobicoke Lowblaws sounds like Etobicoke in general.
Joel / February 18, 2014 at 11:15 am
You missed the one off of Millwood south of Moore. It's pretty useless, kinda like this post. Humourous lowlights: hot peppers marked as sweet and no marshmallows...
Ashley / February 18, 2014 at 11:20 am
Dundas & Bloor location is the worst! The selection is severely lacking. The layout is not wonderful either, with most beverages being behind the check out and a pathetic attempt at a health foods selection/location(besides candies, chocolates and ice cream..thanks guys). The store managers are so rude. Often when an item goes on sale in their flyer, that day it somehow is already sold out (one of the worst being the shrimp). I tried to buy a bunch of club soda cases for a party and was told that I wasn't allowed to take that many even though nowhere was there a limit. So rude. Crap selection. Liars. Cheats. All things that come to mind when thinking about this location.
BH / February 18, 2014 at 11:23 am
I haven't been to all of them but it's hard to imagine a Loblaws worse than the Humbertown location. Cramped and lacking the choices of an average Loblaws it's terrible in every way with no chance of improvement in a tight space and location.
Leslie Shopper replying to a comment from Rusty / February 18, 2014 at 11:26 am
Totally agree re the Lakeshore/Leslie location. Considering the neighbourhood it serves I'm surprised there hasn't been more positive changes.
Kim Tamb / February 18, 2014 at 11:30 am
When will the best Food Basics list be posted?
Wren / February 18, 2014 at 11:30 am
I can't say that Maple Leafs Gardens is any better than Upper Beaches. More often than not I have found mold on the produce at MLG and never at UB. But if you want to start comparing Valu Mart to Loblaws - Beaches Valu Mart is by far the worst market in the city. Consistent over pricing produce, moldy, slimy produce, and terrible customer service. Leslie isn't that bad of a market for the area and I prefer Jarvis location above all others.
Leslieville resident / February 18, 2014 at 11:30 am
Agree with Rusty and Leslie Shopper. The Loblaws at Lakeshore/Leslie is one of the worst in Toronto. Not because of the store itself, but horrible looking old produce, never any selection on the shelves and even items that are on sale in their flyer are never actually in stock. People have complained for years but it is never going to change...so we have started to shop at the Queen's Quay location. Completely different experience.
Joe Q. / February 18, 2014 at 11:30 am
Since the recent renovation, the Bathurst / St Clair Loblaws looks much better, and is better organized, than it was previously. The prices, however, are astronomical, and I can't justify regularly paying the 10-20% premium Loblaws charges. Great for specialty items that can't be found at No Frills etc. but for staple items, I generally give Loblaws a pass.
Hillary / February 18, 2014 at 11:32 am
You forgot to list Yonge and Old Yonge Loblaws north of Lawrence/South if York Mills.
416 / February 18, 2014 at 11:38 am
etobicoke is one of the most expensive areas in the city in regards to real estate
Jules / February 18, 2014 at 12:00 pm
The maple leaf gardens location is a loblaw.
Josh / February 18, 2014 at 12:01 pm
What a stupid thing to review. That you would recommend I should drive to Queen Quay and Jarvis, rather than walk the two blocks to pick up essentials from Eastern and Leslie is disturbingly ignorant. I didn't enjoy going to the Jarvis and Queen's Quay location when I lived a two block walk from it at Church and the Esplanade. I would sooner go to the overpriced Metro, rather than have to walk under the Gardiner and cross the 12 lanes of Lakeshore traffic with several bags of groceries. I moved to my current location just so I could be a two block walk from the Leslie Lakeshore Loblaws, because I like the franchise, it's served me for 8 years, always has all the essentials at a reasonable cost. Also the surrounding area has tons of reliable meat and produce vendors when I'm looking for specialty items.
Rusty / February 18, 2014 at 12:07 pm
Forgot to mention best thing about the Leslie/Lakeshore Loblaws: The FreshCo across the street. Fresher produce and better selection, much lower pricing and the bread is better and available early. Staff aren't miserable pricks either.
Susan / February 18, 2014 at 12:10 pm
I won't shop at Loblaws anymore. I can't count the amount of times I've gone in to buy health products (advil, vitamins, and/or allergy pills) and they are usually expired or close to it. I usually bring one up to the customer service desk and let the person working there know to pull em all off the shelf and get some new ones, but once I come back weeks later the expired products still remain on the shelf.,

Horrible service but I guess that what you get for paying these people minimum wage, they couldn't care less about going out of their way to make sure you leave the store happy.
Kate / February 18, 2014 at 12:10 pm
Am I imagining things, or shouldn't it be that prices are same/similar throughout the city, or does that only apply to the flyers? My local Loblaws (Jane and Dundas) isn't anything special visually but I find the staff there very friendly and there are usually no waits. Then again, I usually only use Loblaws for the specials/points otherwise stick to their less expensive NoFrills (which imho has way more variance between stores than Loblaws).
Sam replying to a comment from Kim Tamb / February 18, 2014 at 12:22 pm
There are only 6 Food Basics in Toronto. Go to foodbasics.ca and there is your list. Goodbye!!
Susan replying to a comment from Kate / February 18, 2014 at 12:25 pm
No, prices can vary from store to store. Also I guess its why the "fancy" renovated stores like Maple Leaf Gardens and St Clair at Bathurst no longer carry flyers in stores. They don't always have the same specials/charge a little more.
Tim / February 18, 2014 at 12:28 pm
I like the Loblaws on East Mall and Burnhamthorpe, but don't understand why it is called LOBLAW and everything else is LOBLAWS, with an "S".

I tried switching to that Loblaws recently, but still really like the Sobeys at Park Lawn/Queensway.
Spike replying to a comment from Josh / February 18, 2014 at 12:33 pm
I always though that Loblaws was expensive; since when did most of the locations get as cheap as No Frills?
Mongo the Mongolian / February 18, 2014 at 12:38 pm
I stopped shopping at Loblaws when I found out that all stores also operate as morgues. Watch out!
Steven / February 18, 2014 at 12:40 pm
I despise self-checkouts.
ReaganFan101 / February 18, 2014 at 12:50 pm
I am so god damned mad about this article. How dare you insult the loblaws at Dundas and Bloor? Do you even know the history of Loblawses in this city? It is a pivotal location that catapulted the Loblaws takeover and set up the grocery culture we have here today. Learn your history next time before writing a shitty article.
Kelly replying to a comment from Steven / February 18, 2014 at 12:53 pm
Me too. If Im to ring in my own groceries, and bag them, then I want a discount on my bill.
Kristy Davidson replying to a comment from Rusty / February 18, 2014 at 12:55 pm
ditto on the sad state of leslie / lakeshore loblaws. and the selection of organic produce is below poor to almost non-existent.
Rob / February 18, 2014 at 01:13 pm
Bloor and Dundas sets new standards in what grocery items you might consider obscure. They go for long stretches (up to 6 months) without restocking Hash Browns and when I asked a guy restocking when they are going to restock burritos he replied "nobody eats those". I asked for kale once and the produce man replied with "Is that a fruit?"

You'll also find yourself hard pressed to purchase bread, meat or produce with a "Best Before" date longer then 3 days out.
Rusty replying to a comment from Susan / February 18, 2014 at 01:15 pm
Actually, I believe the Loblaws at Leslie/Lakeshore is unionized. Draw your own conclusions.
Rusty replying to a comment from ReaganFan101 / February 18, 2014 at 01:24 pm
"Do you even know the history of Loblawses in this city" I'll take a stab - mediocre product at inflated prices? Who cares about their history? They are operating in retail today, and if they want to continue to do so they need to improve drastically.
Ted / February 18, 2014 at 01:50 pm
I agree with Rusty!!!!!!!!
Leslie/Lakeshore is rotton, just like allot of the products!
I can't count the number of times I had to return items that were "off" .
I seriously wondered if someone was tampering with the bb dates?
Also, when you are paying top dollar, you expect fresher produce.
The nail in the coffin was the really, really poor service at the cash. Not sure if it's a bad attitude because they hate their jobs, or they are just not bright people? Absolutely no common sense and extremely SLOW!
I gave up and started shopping at Queen's Quay..... What DIFFERENCE a location makes.
If I was Galen Weston Jr. I would do something about that before Target, Walmart, and Amazon steal my market share away!
Supe / February 18, 2014 at 01:55 pm
I work at Humbertown Loblaws and some people like the store being so small. They don't have to walk around as much to find whatever they need. :)
Localvore / February 18, 2014 at 03:03 pm
The Bloor and Dundas location is awful. Almost zero meat section. Overpriced and understocked. I got in trouble for taking pictures of fraudulent pricing with my phone. Apparently 1 for 1.50/2 for 3.00 is a sale. I was told it's illegal to take pics in the store.

Local merchants on Ronces have everything you need at a better price. No more "Blahs" for me. f you don't have the time to shop smaller stores I have to admit I still occasionally shop at the no frills at lansdown and Dundas. Very Decent Fishmonger and Butcher. Infinitely better than the Loblaws (except the lighting is barfy).

I you Loblaws at Bloor and Dundas.

Suans replying to a comment from Rusty / February 18, 2014 at 03:03 pm
Um, ALL Loblaws stores and other banners (Superstore, No Frills, etc) are unionized. The starting pay is minimum wage and their pay increases are only about $0.15 every year or it matches the minimum wage whenever the provinces jumps it up.
Anna replying to a comment from Rusty / February 18, 2014 at 03:05 pm
All stores are unionized. And the starting salary for employees IS minimum wage. Moron.
Localvore replying to a comment from Ashley / February 18, 2014 at 03:06 pm
Completely agree Ashley. The manager was shockingly rude. Smug, smiling, and mean.
Toronto. Sucks. / February 18, 2014 at 03:13 pm
Nuff said
King / February 18, 2014 at 03:33 pm
Leslie and Lakeshore Loblaws is so bad that I happily shop at the nearby No Frills at Gerrard and Carlaw where I get the same shopping list and PC products and easily spend 30% less. I'm not usually a fan of No Frills, but when I the produce is of comparable or better quality than the closest Loblaws, why the hell not?
Alex replying to a comment from ReaganFan101 / February 18, 2014 at 04:30 pm
Woah! You could use a little anger management. You just got angry over an article on Loblaws. You must be a shareholder to have a melt down like that, eh? Diva!
Amanda replying to a comment from ReaganFan101 / February 18, 2014 at 05:52 pm
You say it!!! How dare people insult this location! I shop there all the time and have never been treated rudely by a staff member!!!
Sean replying to a comment from Joel / February 18, 2014 at 06:49 pm
Up-vote this - the Bayview and Moore Loblaws is without question their worst location in Toronto, followed closely by the Yonge/Yonge Blvd. store. Old store footprints with aisles that are far too narrow, higher prices than most other locations, and poor selection of pretty much everything.
Rusty replying to a comment from Suans / February 18, 2014 at 07:30 pm
Well, subtract their mandatory union dues and they are making less than minimum wage. GO Union!
Rusty replying to a comment from Amanda / February 18, 2014 at 07:32 pm
Well, Amanda, pardon the fuck out of us for exercising free speech.
Rachel Pringle / February 18, 2014 at 08:03 pm
The 11 Redway Road store location is the worst. You can never find staff willing to help you or that even know where their products are located. Its pathetic.
Doug replying to a comment from Rachel Pringle / February 18, 2014 at 09:31 pm
Funny, I'm in the Redway Rd. store a couple of times a week and there are always staff at the deli, hot foot, baker, meat counters etc. and close by in other departments.
donald / February 19, 2014 at 12:22 am
I'd like to thank Bathurst St. Clair Loblaws for opening me to the sexual joys of financial domination.

Half a bag of groceries, 3 buns, 2 cheeses, 1 pepper, mushrooms, some oil, $185 and a "Do you want me to bag that for you?" No, dear, I want you to whip me, drip wax on me, scream at me while carving Loblaws into my credit cards.

8 blocks west at funky smelling No Frills said half bag costs $22 and they've never bagged anyone's groceries.

From the cheese elevator, the Jamon Iberico no one ever orders because there isn't enough money in Toronto, to the weird cupcake island that has more cupcake icing colours than all the Pantone swatch books combined, this store is unbelievably expensive. But then, occasionally the 13 year old produce manager assistant goes crazy and prices organic baby truffles at 13¢ per 100g!

However, lots of parking, subway access, clean, doesn't smell, lots of staff.
Sean / February 19, 2014 at 01:00 am
ARen't they always named?

Mikes Loblaws
Jim and Sandy's Super Centre
Peter's No Frills
the lemur / February 19, 2014 at 09:45 am
Surprised the Loblaws at Dupont & Christie didn't make the worst list. It's really gone downhill from the time that it was a flagship location.

The employees don't know anything about what they're selling (esp. in the meat section), products are frequently out of stock and rarely/never re-stocked while employees know nothing about when anything will be available again.
Alfie / February 19, 2014 at 06:17 pm
I live in Riverdale, and avoid the absolutely sh*tty Loblaws at Broadview and Danforth for so many reasons, including not selling tomatoes when I needed them. The Leslie/Lakeshore location isn't as bad as everyone says - they have a decent meat counter, and at least their cashiers bag my stuff unlike most other stores. Lastly, if I want great produce at a good price, I avoid Loblaws and shop at the produce stores on Danforth. No Frills on Carlaw is highly recommended for produce and other essentials, but they have a poor meat selection.
Bsv / February 20, 2014 at 01:52 pm
Would be great for the next list to be the most expensive of the loblaw(s) to cheapest.
I was told depending on the area the store is the prices differ (unsure if true)
But the one nears the bayview extention seems more expensive then other stores
terri / February 20, 2014 at 03:10 pm
Funny about all your comments regarding Loblaws and then going to No Frills...same ripoff company...want to send a message to Galen 's bank account... STOP SHOPPING at his stores!! Period! I've worked for the Weston family for 28 years and they keep getting richer and the people who work for them keep getting poorer! $4 an hour pay cut and they want us to be happy to customers! Seriously would any of you?
terri / February 20, 2014 at 03:10 pm
Funny about all your comments regarding Loblaws and then going to No Frills...same ripoff company...want to send a message to Galen 's bank account... STOP SHOPPING at his stores!! Period! I've worked for the Weston family for 28 years and they keep getting richer and the people who work for them keep getting poorer! $4 an hour pay cut and they want us to be happy to customers! Seriously would any of you?
Dapper replying to a comment from Bsv / February 20, 2014 at 05:42 pm
You are right. Years ago I heard that Loblaws had four categories of stores, with overpriced stores like Queen's Quay being 1's, and 4 being the cheapest. Not sure if they use the same scale anymore, but I find it interesting that The Real Canadian Superstore is often cheaper than No Frills in addition to Loblaws.
Charles Dickens / February 22, 2014 at 02:01 pm
It was the best of Loblaws, it was the worst of Loblaws. They were completely stocked, the stores were empty; there was one cashier, there were 10 cashiers,...
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Michelle Gilbert / March 1, 2014 at 08:48 pm
The Loblaws at Leslie and Lakeshore is always out of stock. Very frustrating.
Kim / March 29, 2014 at 08:18 pm
The Forest Hill Loblaws has always been pricey, but it is extremely expensive since the renovation. Even basic canned goods are anywhere from 20 cents to a dollar more expensive than they were pre-renovation, which really adds up. I am starting to go to FreshCo or No Frills for my groceries, even though I live a 5 minute walk from Loblaws.
S / October 25, 2014 at 04:49 pm
The St.Clair / Bathurst Loblaws is convenient for me when I'm comign home from work but I have found it is expensive.
The other things that I dislike about it:
a) they only offer shopping carts, not the baskets. I'm usually only running in to get a couple items so I'd ideally like to use a basket. I don't need a cart to carry five fruits and a loaf of bread lol. But it's also a bit much for me to carry in my hands. So that's a bit frustrating
b) the lineups. It's often a 10-15 minute wait. I mean, it's a high end grocery store, they should have everything open during rush hour! I will notice like five closed and a ton of people lined up. Once I waited half an hour although it was partly because of the long line (about 20 mins) and then the guy right in front of me was a couponer (so another 10 mins)
c) the vegan section is extremely disorganized and they are in all different places. I think there are three separate places for speciality vegan items. It's a pain. Either put vegan items all together or put them with their non-vegan counterpart (ex. put vegan cheese with the cheese, but vegan bacon with the bacon, but vegan margarine with the margarine). But there are three separate spots for vegan items that are poorly organized.

All in all, I would have thought this would be on the WORST list. I don't mind spending extra money for the convenience and for better service but the service here isn't any better than No Frills, Frescho, Food Basics, etc. but the prices are high and it's just a pain! The only reason I go here is for convenience but I have avoided that lately since I just go to the Loblaws by my work. I'd rather carry everything home with me on the bus than deal with that Loblaws!!

P.S. I love the Loblaws at Maple Leaf Gardens. Everything is organized, in logical spots. The prices are what you could imagine. And I've never had to wait in line for more than like one or two people.
Rockliffe / October 25, 2014 at 05:57 pm
I'm by Eglinton flats so I have a No Frills at Black creek or a Loblaw's at Jane and Dundas.

I'd take the No Frills over the Loblaws for value alone. Plus, it's one of the nicer No Frills in the city.
Disppointed / October 25, 2014 at 08:22 pm
The Loblaw's at Queen and Portland is NOT VERY GOOD. Anyone who can cook can vouch for that. Between the many wilting vegetables, old dry "fresh" fish, a lack of canned/packaged products containing natural ingredients. Not to mention the absurd prices (the same bottle of olive oil at the Fresh Co compares at 4.99 versus 8$ at the Loblaws). This store has a very long way to go before we can consider it great, because the basic grocery necessities are lacking. Live music on Saturdays can do nothing to improve the quality of what they're selling :(
Kay Kat / October 25, 2014 at 11:10 pm
Loblaws, yuck.
joanna / October 25, 2014 at 11:48 pm
Queens Quay Loblaws always seems to be out of whatever I want, and the staff don't seem to give s sh@t whenever I talk to them. I prefer Longo's, Maple Leaf Square...it's really good and so are the staff...likely pay them more?
Phineas & Ferb replying to a comment from Trina Makole / October 26, 2014 at 07:18 am

This will help starting said list.
Emmalou / October 26, 2014 at 08:01 am
re: Empress Walk (North York Centre Subway Station). I love this store, especially in the harsh weather, because I needn't go outside (again) into the elements. Great location.
Allan / October 27, 2014 at 02:44 am
Avoid MLG Loblaw's, Sunday nights. Worst staff. First time I've encuntered a rude, millennial cashier. A real snot. Shocking! And an IDIOT to boot.
Ricky Burton / November 25, 2014 at 05:28 am
Loblaws is clearly the nest supermarket. Good prices, wide selection, excellent specials and always super clean
paul / February 11, 2015 at 09:37 pm
Best is Loblaws Leslie Lakeshore
It seems only the other grocery stores are doing what Loblaws/No Frills have been doing for years...individual store specifically targeting the area they are in.

the lakeshore loblaws was the best for me. Who cares about the outside exterior....the whole area used to be surplus/wasteland at one point.

Because the south riverdale area used to be working class not too long ago, the prices were cheap even for a struggler like me. I used to wonder how come some people say Loblaws is so expensive. Anytime you walk in you were sure to find in store deals that were not in the flyers.

And the 8Pm in store bakery bread same day bread...50% after 8pm
Ida / April 1, 2015 at 03:08 pm
Re: St. Clair West store
I found the service very good and the personnel extremely helpful.
I had read all kinds of negative comments on the service but my experience was great.
I will shop there again and would like to thank everyone in the store for their efforts to be kind and pleasant at this busy time of the year.
ROCKO replying to a comment from Susan / April 29, 2015 at 03:55 am
YOU are wrong prices can change depends of the locations maple leafs are more expensive than yonge and yonge.
Patrick / April 29, 2015 at 05:17 am
Looking forward to blogto's best / worst hospital cafeterias.
kjr / June 29, 2015 at 10:29 pm
There is no upside to the Broadview and Danforth Loblaws: surly staff; the worst produce in the city; poorly organized shelves and a manager who has the drivers of cars followed into the store so that they can receive parking tickets if they leave Loblaws. This place should be nuked.
Michelle (Shelly) / June 30, 2015 at 06:04 pm

June 2015 (6:01pm)

Loblaws (Bloor and Dundas Street West),

Still at the library (Jane Street and Dundas Street West). Phone number that's important ? Getting one, you don't show up for real.

And then you left: phone number important, eh ?

Rebecca / July 28, 2015 at 09:58 pm
The Loblaws at BLOOR AND DUNDAS is the worst, more disgusting Loblaws ive ever been in. The staff are extremely rude and look like they hate their lives, even though I am always polite to them because I am a part-time eomployee of the Dupont and Christie Loblaws. It's like they don't care at all, maybe they don't. I shop at No frills now
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