These measures represent the most significant changes to the province’s alcohol retailing sector in nearly 90 years.
The Province will ensure the sale of alcohol is restricted to set hours and is in a designated section of each store, and that all staff selling alcohol in grocery stores are properly certified and fully trained to ensure Ontario’s standards for social responsibility are always met.
Ontarians will pay the same price for the same beer, regardless of where it is sold.
The LCBO will pilot the sale of 12-packs of beer in 10 stores across the province.
The government intends to introduce legislation that would, if passed, permit these changes to be implemented.