LCBO EXPANDS STORE HOURS ACROSS ONTARIO
Increased consumer convenience will continue into the New Year
December 20, 2018 – TORONTO – The LCBO is expanding store operating hours year-round at select locations to better serve customers and offer increased shopping convenience. Expanded store hours are already in place for the busy holiday season in December and will continue on Boxing Day and on a permanent basis into the New Year beginning January 4, 2019.
Following the Ontario government’s recent policy change, which expands the permissible hours of beverage alcohol sales for authorized retail outlets in Ontario from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. seven days a week, the LCBO has updated operating hours starting with 50 locations across the LCBO store network.
In the following cities, select LCBO locations will be open Fridays and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.: Barrie, Thunder Bay, Oshawa, Peterborough, Ottawa, Brampton, Mississauga, Oakville, Toronto, York Region, Hamilton, London, Windsor, Waterloo, St. Catharines. Click here for store list.
In addition, these same 50 stores will be open on Boxing Day from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Once the new hours take effect, customers can find the nearest store with extended hours in a particular area through the online store locator, mobile app, inquiring with the helloLCBO Contact Centre, or calling their local store directly.
The LCBO welcomes the opportunity to expand store operating hours and may make additional determinations on a market-by-market basis, balancing consumer demand with operational efficiency.
A reminder that in observance of the Christmas and New Year’s Day holidays, LCBO stores will reduce hours or close on the following days:
· Monday, December 24th: all stores open until 6pm on Christmas Eve.
· Tuesday, December 25th: all stores closed on Christmas Day.
· Wednesday, December 26th: 50 stores open (see above) on Boxing Day.
· Monday, December 31st: most stores open until 6pm or 8pm on New Year’s Eve.
· Tuesday, January 1st, 2019: all stores closed on New Year’s Day.
· Wednesday, January 2nd, 2019: all stores re-open and resume normal operating hours.
The LCBO reminds customers to please drink responsibly over the holiday season. Visit alwaystakingcare.ca for responsible consumption information and tips. Customers are encouraged to return empty beverage alcohol containers (large and small glass bottles, PET plastic, Tetra Pak cartons, bag-in-box and cans) to The Beer Store for a full deposit refund.
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