TORONTO, July 30, 2012 /CNW/ - As a convenience to Ontario consumers and visitors, approximately 350 LCBO stores across the province will open on the civic holiday, Monday, August 6.
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 4 and Sunday, August 5. In the select LCBO stores that will open on August 6, business hours will be posted in advance to notify customers. LCBO's helloLCBO Contact Centre will be open on August 6 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 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. Responsible hosting information is also 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:
Julie Rosenberg, LCBO Senior Communications Consultant
Tel. 416 864-6875; Cell: 647 339-5428