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Sep 25, 2008 12:09 PM

Good-Bye Dominion, Hello METRO

I can only hope that this means an upgrade to the awful Yonge & College Dominion location (hope does spring eternal, you know, LOL)

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  1. I've heard it also means they're getting rid of Equality products, which can only be a good thing, since I never tried an Equality product I didn't hate.

    They just finished renovating my local Dominion (Keele & Wilson) a couple of months ago. It'll be interesting to see if this brings more changes besides to the signage.

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    1. re: Jacquilynne

      Metro has been known to let managers special order merchandise that customers request. (Gee, didn't everyone do that at one time?) It'll be interesting to see if that begins to happen here. No, I'm not holding my breath :-)

      1. re: Jacquilynne

        Equality is the worst of the worst, I can't believe people buy that stuff!!

        1. re: duckdown

          I once bought some Equality perogies that said cheddar and potato, but were really cheddar-flavoured plastic granules and sawdust. They were truly disgusting.

          1. re: duckdown

            I never bought equality but a friend of mine introduced me to the ramen noodles and I thought they were nice, I don't like mr. noodles (too mushy) and always went for the no name brand and found equality the same, don't now about their other stuff but that's very interesting and good to know about the brand in general.

            I don't shop at dominion but it would be interesting to see it after the "change"

          2. re: Jacquilynne

            But it also means they are getting rid of Master Choice, which really is too bad. The only reason I ever went to Dominion was because they had two or three house brands I liked. Otherwise, bye bye -- Sobeys for me!

            1. re: betsy

              Oh no! I love Master's Choice milk chocolate chips :(

          3. The Bayview/Eg and Yonge/Eg locations have been renoed and are much more open and easier to get around. mind you the Yonge/Eg still needs a more efficient cashier system - it gets too crowded down in that basement.

            When I lived in Montreal, Metro was a great for secret deals and sometimes great finds in the cheese section. Hope it translates :)

            1. I drove past what used to be the Bayview/Eg Domnion today and noticed that it is now called Metro. Thanks for the update I was just going to do a search :)


              1. Hmmm, so the appearance a few months back of Première Moisson breads baked on the premises may have been the spearhead. Hope springs.

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                1. re: mrbozo

                  I saw Premiere Moisson loaves at Costco, in the Dempster section, so perhaps Weston has their fingers in the pie.

                  1. re: jayt90

                    I have no great expectations.
                    If the same people are running this chain.
                    When I complained that button mushrooms (not sliced) were $5.00 per pound they told me that packaging (in plastic) was the only way to keep mushrooms fresh!

                      1. re: lamaranthe

                        Dominion Don Mills and Lawrence.
                        I have given up on Dominion, as I don't want packaged produce.
                        I want to pick!
                        They too are remodelling, but they won't be seeing me.

                        1. re: erly

                          I was at Dominion/Metro in Liberty Village last weekend. They ONLY sell packaged mushrooms, sweating and slimy against the plastic wrap...never mind that it obviously DOESN'T keep the mushrooms fresh...aren't we so past that whole over-packaging thing?

                          1. re: lolabella

                            They also only sell packaged brussel sprouts that were really disgusting looking.

                            1. re: paper_bag_princess

                              yeah...meanwhile there's that great farmer's market around the corner. it seems so strange to go from buying produce as it's 'meant' to be bought (i.e.seasonal, from farmers, with your unbleached cotton bags) to this weird fluorescent-lit over-packaged store that doesn't seem to understand what a great experience food shopping can be.

                    1. re: jayt90

                      No connection between Weston and Première Moisson.



                      Costco just appears to being showing good taste.

                      However, Metro is a long established Québec supermarket chain:

                  2. I actually really like the Metro house brand. I remember it having really good ice cream.