COVID-19 testing in Ontario pharmacies begins today

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TORONTO - Some Ontario pharmacies will begin offering COVID-19 tests today as the province tries to ease the burden on busy assessment centres.

Up to 60 pharmacies are offering the appointment-only tests to certain asymptomatic individuals, such as those with loved ones in long-term care homes, close contacts of a case or high-risk workers.

Meanwhile, the government announced yesterday that the province's assessment centres will now focus on testing those with symptoms, exposure to a case and people involved in outbreak investigations.

Premier Doug Ford had previously said anyone who wanted a test could get one at an assessment centre but changed that message yesterday.

That means some people with no symptoms who are simply seeking reassurance they don't have the virus will not be able to access testing offered by the province.

Ford is also expected to announce another part of the province's fall pandemic preparedness plan today.

 

Here's the full list of locations across the GTA: 

Shoppers Drug Mart

160 Main Street South, Brampton, (905) 451-0111

Shoppers Drug Mart

10665 Bramalea Road, Brampton, (905) 793-2011

Shoppers Drug Mart

34 A Avondale Boulevard, Brampton, (905) 793-4444

Shoppers Drug Mart

366 Main Street North, Brampton, (905) 456-0167

Shoppers Drug Mart

10048 McLaughlin Road, Brampton, (905) 846-4444

Shoppers Drug Mart

1 Kennedy Road South, Brampton, (905) 454-4464

Shoppers Drug Mart

3938 Cottrelle Boulevard, Brampton, (905) 794-7071

Shoppers Drug Mart

1630 Danforth Avenue, Toronto, (416) 461-2453

Shoppers Drug Mart

1601 Bayview Avenue, East York, (416) 489-1873

Shoppers Drug Mart

1027 Yonge Street, Toronto, (416) 961-0155

Shoppers Drug Mart

3446 Dundas Street West, Toronto, (416) 766-8131

Shoppers Drug Mart

1400 Dupont Street, Toronto, (416) 532-9214

Shoppers Drug Mart

360A Bloor Street West, Toronto, (416) 961-2121

Shoppers Drug Mart

123 Rexdale Boulevard, Etobicoke, (416) 743-1645

Shoppers Drug Mart

900 Albion Road, Etobicoke, (416) 741-2430

Shoppers Drug Mart

6975 Meadowvale Town Centre Circle, Mississauga, (905) 826-7112

Shoppers Drug Mart

101 - 5602 Tenth Line West, Mississauga, (905) 858-4618

Shoppers Drug Mart

1 - 5425 Creditview Road, Mississauga, (905) 858-8711

Shoppers Drug Mart

7070 Mclaughlin Road, Mississauga, (905) 696-9791

Shoppers Drug Mart

4841 Yonge Street, North York, (416) 222-1174

Shoppers Drug Mart

5095 Yonge Street, Toronto, (416) 226-0313

Shoppers Drug Mart

3874 Bathurst Street, North York, (416) 635-5601

Shoppers Drug Mart

2550 Finch Avenue West, North York, (416) 749-5271

Shoppers Drug Mart

2751 Eglinton Avenue East, Scarborough, (416) 267-8211

Shoppers Drug Mart

629 Markham Road, Scarborough, (416) 439-2121

Shoppers Drug Mart

2301 Kingston Road, Scarborough, (416) 269-2171

Shoppers Drug Mart

579 Lakeshore Road East, Mississauga, (905) 278-5506

Shoppers Drug Mart

3980 Grand Park Drive, Mississauga, (905) 566-9600

Shoppers Drug Mart

2470 Hurontario Street, Mississauga, (905) 896-2500

Shoppers Drug Mart

700 Burnhamthorpe Road East, Mississauga, (905) 279-1812

Shoppers Drug Mart

11965 Hurontario Street, Brampton, (905) 495-0311

Medicine Shoppe 134

2600 Eglinton Avenue West, Toronto, (416) 651-6511

Village Square Pharmacy

2942 Finch Avenue East, Scarborough, (416) 492-4167

Rexall

4459 Kingston Road, Scarborough, (416) 282-1978

Rexall

250 Wincott Drive, Weston, (416) 248-1735

Rexall

Unit A01 - 545 Steeles Avenue West, Brampton, (905) 453-1625

Rexall

901 Eglinton Avenue West, Toronto, (416) 787-1344

Rexall

90 Copper Creek Drive, Markham, (905) 209-7965