Ontario’s Government for the People is putting Ontario consumers first by providing more choice and convenience.

Ontario is modernizing alcohol sales by:

  • Letting The Beer Store, the LCBO and other authorized retailers such as grocery stores and agency stores sell alcohol from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m., seven days a week.
  • Developing a plan to expand the sale of beer and wine to corner stores, grocery stores and big-box stores, based on market demand, not government decree.
  • Inviting consumers, businesses and others to have their say on the rules for selling beer, cider, wine and spirits through a comprehensive review.

Ontario is putting money back in consumers’ pockets by:

  • Lowering the minimum price to $1 for any beer with an alcohol volume below 5.6 per cent. So far, more than 50,000 cases of buck-a-beer products have been sold in Ontario.
  • Introducing legislation to reverse a three-cents-per-litre beer tax hike put in place by the previous government and to lock the basic tax rates for beer at their current levels.

These changes will allow consumers to make the responsible choices that work best for them while improving access and convenience.