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The Best 24 Hour Grocery Stores in Toronto

Posted by Erinn Beth Langille / January 3, 2014

24 hour grocery stores torontoThe best 24 hour grocery stores in Toronto come in handy when you find yourself working late, partying late, or just looking for a midnight snack. The key, of course, is to know what grocery stores are open when you need them. We tend to pay for our 24-hour convenience out of pocket as stores typically increase their prices at all night locations, but they got to pay someone to be there so we can have our Cheetos fix, so I'm thinking it's still a win.

Here are the best 24 hour grocery stores in Toronto.

See also: The Best 24 Hour Restaurants in Toronto

Galleria (Thornhill)
Opened in 2003, Galleria Supermarket in Thornhill is a huge grocery specializing in Korean products. The prices aren't the cheapest in town, but low for a 24hour grocery, perfect for satiating a late night tofu and kimchi craving.

Metro (Liberty Village)
The Liberty Village Metro has the wider selection of the two 24 hour Metros, with more organic, gourmet and health food options as well, though prices at all Metro Groceries seem steeper than other places. Still, it's clean, bright and well organized with plenty of parking for one of those late night lingering grocery shops we all take now and then.

Bloor SuperFresh (384 Bloor St. W)
Located in the Annex, Bloor Superfresh has a wonderful selection of fresh fruit, vegetables, and health food products, making it a great late night pit stop for those who prefer carrot sticks to ketchup chips, but don't worry they have those too.

Tremblett's Valu-Mart
Serving Bayview and Davisville, Tremblett's Valu-Mart is community focused and family friendly, with a complete supply of fresh produce, meat and packaged food. They carry the full line of President's Choice products too so you can make those chocolate soda pop floats everyone's drooling over.

Metro (College Shaw)
Overpriced and understocked it may be, but the Metro at College and Shaw is hopping in the wee hours of the weekend, serving all the stragglers after the bars close. They often have deals on Dr. Oetker's pizza and Ben and Jerry's just for that purpose.

Rabba Fine Foods (Wellesley)
Under the Verve condo building at Wellesley and Homewood Avenue, this Rabba Fine Foods has friendly cashiers and a surprising good assemblage of products, not to mention a Subway counter at the back if you've got a late night hunger that's a foot long.

Sobey's (Danforth East)
There are several perks to this Sobey's location, 24-hour service, fresh fruit, vegetables and meat plus all the great brands you're looking for. There are cheaper deals at other spots during the day, but who else offers a bulk candy aisle in the neighbourhood at 2 am?

Metro (Lawrence and Bathurst)
This Metro, located in the Lawrence Plaza, has the usual fare, with the added bonus of a expansive kosher section, not to mention a Tim Horton's inside, thus guaranteeing customers at least two types of bagels at all times.

Sobey's (St. Clair East)
The St. Clair East Sobey's is a condensed grocery store with the benefits of 24-hour accessibility. To-go hot food and take-away salads make for an easy meal in the middle of the night, and if you make it by 11 pm you can hit the Wine Rack located inside.

Use this map to find additional 24 hour grocery stores in Toronto

Photo by Benson Kua

Discussion

31 Comments

Andrew / January 3, 2014 at 03:22 pm
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Very sad that Pape Market on the Danforth stopped being 24h. Really such an amazing thing to have nearby.
Stéphane / January 3, 2014 at 03:50 pm
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If only the Subway at Rabba's was 24h too!
joey / January 3, 2014 at 03:51 pm
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Food Depot on Dupont!
Jeff / January 3, 2014 at 03:51 pm
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Metro in Liberty is the worst grocery store ever. Have actually been on multiple days with no fresh Garlic. Cannot trust this store to have anything in stock. Produce section is pathetic. Can't wait until something new comes to the area.
Meredith / January 3, 2014 at 04:42 pm
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The fruit/veg market at Pape Station! Great store with the nicest people working there...with lots more than just fruit/veg. 24/7 fruit markets had a long tradition in Greektown, and this is perhaps the only one remaining. Too bad we lost the 24/7 IGA, but this is a good option
Meredith / January 3, 2014 at 04:45 pm
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The Pape Market IGA is still open until 11:00 pm tho...hopefully they will bring back the 24/7 hrs. Quite a few greek restaurants stay open late, and there is always the awesome Mia Gia Phong vietnamese restaurant at Broadview/Gerrard which is open until 2 am. Unfortunately the Golden Dragon which used to be open until 4 a.m. is now closed.
Meredith / January 3, 2014 at 04:46 pm
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Metro on Front/Church is open 24/7 but it is very expensive.
Carolyn / January 3, 2014 at 05:54 pm
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Great post and resource! I work on PST hours as often don't finish work until well after most stores are closed.
Kat / January 3, 2014 at 07:11 pm
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This list should be called "The Least Mediocre 24h Grocery Stores in Toronto". The map is useful though!
Piscione / January 3, 2014 at 07:52 pm
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More like the most overpriced grocery stores for condo douchebags in toronto.
Concise / January 3, 2014 at 08:21 pm
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Food Depot is great if you like over-priced, spoiled merchandise from a dirty, foul-smelling store.
Khristopher / January 3, 2014 at 08:22 pm
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The Hasty Market you mentioned at 167 Church Street is not 24 hours. They close at 1 am. The Hasty Market just up the street at Dundas and Dalhousie is 24 hours though.
W. K. Lis / January 3, 2014 at 10:05 pm
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Honey! I NEED food. I NEED cherry tomatoes, lemon sherbet, deluxe pizza, pomegranate juice, and a bag of maple syrup potato chips. NOW!!
Mayor McCokehoover replying to a comment from Jeff / January 3, 2014 at 10:38 pm
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Sadly, Jeff is right. For as huge a store as Liberty is, the College Square location is vastly better. And isn't so expensive!
Jeff / January 3, 2014 at 11:43 pm
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They charge a few cents more because they're open 24hrs. So what!!!
Mic / January 4, 2014 at 12:51 am
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The ONLY thing Metro has going for it are its hours and locations. I'd also say their fresh made Pizza is very good; they're actually very high quality WHEN they have the ingredients and the staff to make it...out of my last 8 trips for a panzo, only twice has their been both the dough and the employee necessary to get one, the other 6 times I was left empty handed). BUT their food prices are insane, especially when you consider how weak their selection is. And its always hilarious how on holidays they open the minute after midnight after the holiday ends in order to not pay any workers 1.5x.
Jeff / January 4, 2014 at 01:26 am
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You're missing loblaws on dupont and christie
Anna replying to a comment from Jeff / January 4, 2014 at 12:46 pm
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Its not 24HRS anymore, they only do it over the last couple of weeks of December. Too many people walking out with carts of groceries and no security. Sigh, I miss those times.
FB / January 4, 2014 at 04:28 pm
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METRO is the worst grocery store in town. Terrible service and way overpriced
mike / January 4, 2014 at 05:31 pm
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you failed to mention that Bloor Superfresh was the FIRST ever 24/hr grocery store in TO ( or Canada?)
EA / January 5, 2014 at 12:21 am
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Incomplete map: missing the 24hr Metro at Cloverdale, Loblaws at Burnamthorpe and East Mall, Sobeys at Kipling and Queensway. Some of the benefits of South Etobicoke.
Fob Rord / January 5, 2014 at 12:47 am
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Does Dupont and Christie Loblaws still have rats?
Jeff stop with your BS / January 5, 2014 at 05:28 am
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1. These grocery stores charge a couple bucks extra, not a couple cents!
2. Loblaws on dupont is NOT 24hrs.
Anonymous / January 5, 2014 at 01:38 pm
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The Metro in the plaza on Lloyd Manor Rd. in Etobicoke is also open 24hrs.
Simon Tarses replying to a comment from Jeff stop with your BS / January 6, 2014 at 03:20 pm
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As a matter of fact, all Loblaws stopped being 24 hours a while ago (judging by the one near Queen's Quay that used to be until a while ago.)

This map is missing the 24 hour Metro on Front Street, and the 24 hour Rabba, also on Front Street.
Peter / January 15, 2014 at 01:11 am
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The Dupont/Christie Loblaws also had the unfortunate problem where the overnight stocking staff never marked things accordingly (the cashiers were incredibly friendly, though!). I would dare say my ex and I saved between $200-500 over a six-month period, thanks to their pricing policies. But yeah, best selection, and so many reduced-price pies...
Ryan / February 14, 2014 at 02:54 pm
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Last time I checked, there were dozens of 24 hour Metros in Toronto, not two like this article would lead you to believe. But funny enough, the map with more locations shows one at St. Clair & Keele. Though it also fails to show the ones at Keele & Lawrence or Keele & Wilson.
Jill replying to a comment from joey / February 28, 2014 at 12:18 am
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Definitely! Home Depot is the best.
Sandy / May 8, 2014 at 05:02 am
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Metro on Lawrence/ Victoria, 401/Kennedy are 24 hours
Ambrose / May 11, 2014 at 12:33 am
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The Metro at Yonge and Church/Churchill is 24-hours too.
DavidM / August 6, 2014 at 05:29 pm
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East end 24 stores:
1) Danforth/Main is the Sobey's mentioned in post;
2) Metro @ Shopper's World - Danforth/Victoria Park;
3) Loblaws 'behind' Shopper's World - Victoria Park/Gerrard south of Danforth;
-all 3 have tons of parking and being close together makes it easy to find good prices and weekly specials.
Hope this helps you shop 24/7.

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