TORONTO, June 23, 2011 /CNW/ - All LCBO stores will be closed on Friday, July 1, 2011 to observe the Canada Day statutory holiday.  Some LCBO 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 LCBO Contact Centre at 1-800-ONT-LCBO (668-5226) or online at www.lcbo.com/service. 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 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. A new, summer-themed Deflate the Elephant social responsibility TV commercial will air across Ontario on Citytv and CP24 the week leading up to the long weekend. In addition, a Canada Day alcohol-free Mocktail demonstration video and responsible hosting summer tips will be available at www.deflatetheelephant.com. 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:


Chris Layton, LCBO Media Relations Coordinator
Tel. 416 864-6772; Cell. 416-587-3729
E-mail: chris.layton@lcbo.com 

Karen Mortfield, Senior Communications Consultant
Tel. 416-864-6875; Cell. 647-339-5428   
E-mail: karen.mortfield@lcbo.com

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