More Convenience for Beer and Wine Consumers in Vaughan-Woodbridge

Published on November 15, 2018

Alcohol retail hours to be extended, more locations added

Vaughan-Woodbridge, ON – Ontario’s Government for the People is putting consumers first by improving choice and convenience for beer and wine consumers in Vaughan-Woodbridge.

The Beer Stores, LCBOs, and eligible retailers in Vaughan-Woodbridge will be allowed to sell alcohol from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 p.m., seven days a week.

“Beer and wine consumers will now experience more convenience than ever before,” said MPP Michael Tibollo. “Our Government wants to modernize Ontario’s alcohol retail model to put consumers first.”  

The government will also move forward to develop plans for the expansion of beer and wine sales to corner stores, big-box stores and even more grocery stores. New locations would be based on market demand rather than government decree.

“We trust Ontario beer drinkers and other consumers to make their own smart, mature and responsible choices,” noted MPP Tibollo. “Ontario is 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 efforts to save beer consumers money by bringing back buck-a-beer, stopping the previous Liberal government’s beer tax hike, and locking the beer tax at its current rate.