More Convenience for Beer and Wine Consumers in Pickering-Uxbridge

Alcohol retail hours to be extended, and more locations added

Pickering-Uxbridge, ON – Ontario’s Government for the People is continuing to put customers first by improving choice and convenience for beer and wine consumers in Pickering-Uxbridge.

The Beer Store, LCBO, and eligible retailers in Pickering-Uxbridge, will be allowed to sell alcohol from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 p.m., seven days a week.

“We will develop a plan for the safe, responsible expansion of the sale of beer and wine to corner stores, big-box stores, and even more grocery stores,” said MPP Peter Bethlenfalvy. “Our Government wants to modernize Ontario’s alcohol retail model to put consumers first.” These changes will allow people to make the responsible choices that work best for them while improving access and convenience. New locations would be based on market demand rather than government decree.

“We trust Ontarians to make their own smart, mature and responsible choices,” noted MPP Peter Bethlenfavy. “We are simply aligning with other jurisdictions like Alberta and Quebec, where the convenient locations and hours of operation have been implemented safely and responsibly for years.”

Through an upcoming consultation, the government will invite consumers and businesses to have their say on the rules for the safe, responsible sale of beer, cider, wine and spirits in Ontario.

The new measures support the Ontario government’s promise of putting more money in people’s pockets by bringing back buck-a-beer, stopping the previous Liberal government’s beer tax hike, and freezing the beer tax at its current rate.

Media Contacts:

Aleem Sufi
Constituency Office
(905) 509-0336

Hayden Kenez
Minister’s Office
(647) 282-2815