About LCBO

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We are a best-in-class, customer-first, responsible retailer and wholesaler, supporting our local communities and delivering value to Ontarians

The Liquor Control Board of Ontario (LCBO) is a government enterprise and a responsible retailer and wholesaler of wine, beer, and spirits in Ontario.

We pride ourselves on offering more than 28,000 products annually from more than 80 countries to consumers and licensed establishments. We’re committed to supporting the local beverage alcohol industry and understand that Ontarians value products from local vintners, craft brewers, craft cideries, and spirits producers. Our selection makes it easy to find the perfect choice to make moments great.

The LCBO was established in 1927 and for nearly 100 years, we’ve strived to fulfill our mandate to the people of Ontario and support provincial priorities.

As one of the largest retailers and wholesalers of beverage alcohol in the world, corporate social responsibility is a critical part of the LCBO’s mandate. We embrace our obligation and opportunity to be a leading corporate citizen, govern the responsible sale of alcohol, and champion issues that matter to all Ontarians. Through our Spirit of Sustainability platform, we're committed to supporting the province’s social and environmental needs and creating a more sustainable Ontario.

All net income from LCBO sales goes to the Government of Ontario in the form of an annual dividend, which helps fund key local and provincial public programs and services including health care, education, and infrastructure. Through our focus on excellence in customer service and continuous modernization, the LCBO has been able to increase its fiscal return to the government and people of Ontario each year for more than two decades.

LCBO at a glance

  • 680 retail stores
  • Five regional warehouse facilities
  • Wholesaler to 450 grocery stores
  • LCBO Convenience Outlets (LCO) program servicing nearly 400 local communities
  • Offer more than 28,000 products annually, from more than 80 countries
  • Wholesale support for 18,000 bars and restaurants
  • More than 699,000 tests conducted annually in the LCBO’s world-class assurance laboratory
  • In 2021-2022 Fiscal Year, delivered a record $2.55 billion dividend to the Ontario Government to support critical services like healthcare, education and infrastructure
  • Customer donations hit a record of more than $16.7 million in 2021-2022 Fiscal Year to support the health and well-being of Ontarians