TORONTO, July 26, 2013 /CNW/ - As a convenience to Ontario consumers and
visitors, some 350 LCBO stores across the province will open on the
civic holiday, Monday, August 5.
Most LCBO agency stores will observe their normal hours of business.
Agency stores are locally-owned retail establishments authorized by the
LCBO to sell beverage alcohol, along with other products, in
communities too small to support LCBO stores.
The civic holiday is not a statutory holiday under Ontario's Retail Business Holidays Act. Liquor, beer and wine stores can open, provided local municipalities
do not object. Traditionally, LCBO and beer stores in cottage and
resort areas have opened on the civic holiday, in communities that
either do not observe the holiday or observe it later in the year.
All LCBO stores will observe their normal business hours on Saturday,
August 3 and Sunday, August 4. In the select LCBO stores that will
open on August 5, business hours will be posted in advance to notify
customers. LCBO's helloLCBO Contact Centre will be open on August 5
from 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. All other LCBO offices will be closed.
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 Contact Centre 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.
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.
For further information:
Sally Ritchie, LCBO Senior Communications Consultant
Tel. 416 864-6875; Cell: 647 339-5428 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Heather MacGregor, LCBO Media Relations Co-ordinator
Tel: 416 864-6772; Cell: 416 587-3729 E-mail: email@example.com
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