Coolers, 30-packs of beer coming to Ontario grocery, big-box stores


Ontarians will soon be able to buy alcoholic drinks like coolers outside of the LCBO, as the Ford government expands on where booze can be bought in the province.

“[Ontarians] are excited to hear that they’re finally being treated as adults,” Premier Doug Ford said during a Friday press conference in Etobicoke.

Ford announced on Friday that starting Aug. 1, Ontarians will be able to buy alcoholic beverages like coolers and other pre-mixed drinks at grocery stores currently licensed to sell beer, cider and wine.

After Sept. 5, all eligible convenience stores will be able to sell beer, cider, wine and ready-to-drink beverages, as well.

And after Oct. 31, big-box stores will also be eligible to sell those beverages.

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