/R E P E A T -- LCBO Canada Day closings/

All LCBO stores will be closed on Tuesday, July 1, 2014 to observe the Canada Day statutory holiday.

TORONTO, June 24, 2014 /CNW/ - Some agency stores will observe their normal hours of business on July 1. Agency stores are locally-owned retail establishments authorized by the LCBO to sell beverage alcohol, along with other retail products, in communities that are too small to support LCBO stores.

Many LCBO stores in cottage and resort areas have extended evening hours on Fridays during the summer. In addition, the LCBO has opened a number of seasonal stores in these areas, which will operate in most cases until Labour Day weekend.

Customers should check for individual store hours with their local LCBO store or online at www.lcbo.com using the 'Store Search' feature. They can also contact the toll-free, bilingual helloLCBO at 1-800-ONT-LCBO (668-5226) or online at www.helloLCBO.com. In Toronto, call 416 365-5900. The TTY number for the deaf and hard of hearing is 416 864-6898 or 1-800-361-3291. The helloLCBO Contact Centre, Customer Service Department and Head Office will be closed on Canada Day.

Over the summer, the LCBO reminds customers to please drink responsibly and to never consume alcohol when driving or boating. To help you be a responsible host and prevent drinking and driving, visit www.deflatetheelephant.com. This website offers tips, solutions and a variety of refreshing, alcohol-free Mocktail recipes to ensure your celebrations with family and friends are memorable for the right reasons.

Please bring a reusable bag when shopping at the LCBO and take your 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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For further information: MEDIA CONTACT: Lisa Murray, LCBO Senior Communications Consultant, Tel. 416 864-6875; Cell: 646-339-5428; E-mail: lisa.murray@lcbo.com