LCBO hours

LCBO

In Toronto, there is only two places where you can purchase alcoholic beverages, one of those is called LCBO, which letters stand for Liquor Control Board of Ontario and it is a public organism that controls the distribution and sale of Alcohol in the Province of Ontario, where the public can purchase Alcohol from this Government-owned- store, either Liquor or Beer in a licit way. The other provider of Alcoholic beverages is the Beer Store, and as its name defines, it is a public channel that distributes all the Beer from local and international brewers all across Ontario. The difference between this two stores is the type of alcohol which is sold in them. The LCBO sells mostly all type of Alcoholic Beverages, from Wines red, white, Champaign, Spirits, Beer, Whisky, Rum, Brandy and all types of legal Alcohol. When at the Beer Store, you can only purchase beer from diverse brewers, brands, countries or types.

This special characteristic of the Province of Ontario, where the alcohol is an asset of the provincial Government is very different to other places in the world where usually the sale of Alcohol is done by the private sector. In Canada, we see how the government takes the business in their benefit and also regulates more strictly the activities related to this type of commercial activity.

Beer Store

You can find different LCBOs or Beer Stores all across the province and also they have many restrictions when selling alcohol like prohibiting the sale of Alcohol to under age people and also policies such as asking for Identification if you look under 25 years of age.

The Beer Store has a recycling program where you get money back from bottles and cans of Beer you had already purchased, so in the end you can use that money to get more product. So it is highly recommended that you save the bottles and Cans to get some money back, as it is included in the final price of your purchase.

The store hours vary depending of the store locations but generally the rule for LCBOs is:
Sunday: 11:00 – 18:00
Monday: 09:30 – 22:00
Tuesday: 09:30 – 22:00
Wednesday: 09:30 – 22:00
Thursday: 09:30 – 22:00
Friday: 09:30 – 22:00
Saturday: 09:30 – 22:00

And for the Beer Store:

Monday 10:00 – 21:00
Tuesday 10:00 – 21:00
Wednesday 10:00 – 21:00
Thursday 10:00 – 21:00
Friday 10:00 – 21:00
Saturday 9:30 -21:00
Sunday 12:00 – 17:00

For LCBO store locator just CLICK HERE where you can find the closest store to you as well the LCBO hours where you can go and shop for your favorite beverages.

For the Beer Store Locator just CLICK HERE

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