If you’re a customer of LCBO – hopefully not too regular – you may be interested to know about some rather exciting changes coming to the brand soon.

The Progressive Conservative government made a big announcement this past Thursday in regards to the sale of alcohol and LCBO. There will be 300 new retail stores popping up across Ontario, many of which will open this very summer.

“Whether driving to the cottage or running errands, consumers across Ontario will now have more places to pick up beer, wine and other alcoholic beverages.” said Minister of Finance Vic Fedeli to reporters on Thursday. “Our government is committed to delivering greater choice and convenience to individuals and families, and this expansion is just the beginning.”

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Just the beginning is right, because it was also announced that 150 of those 300 would be convenience stores. Meaning places more like Loblaws will soon be offering up alcohol sales across Ontario.

“By opening up more alcohol retail outlets across the province, we are not only making life easier for people, we are enabling economic opportunities for hundreds of new businesses … jobs across the province in the booming beer and wine sector,” Fedeli said.

On top of the 300 new LCBO locations, it was also mentioned that liquor licenses would be provided to a further 87 grocery stores. It’s getting easier and easier to access alcohol in Canada, bringing the country more in line with others.

We can expect a few of these new convenience stores to pop-up right here in Mississauga. The Government’s goal was to open over 200 such stores by the year’s end, meaning you could be grabbing your Christmas booze at a much more convenient location this year! We’ll be sure to let you know of any Mississauga stores or new liquor licenses for grocery stores when we catch wind of it, until then there’s no shortage of traditional LCBO’s in the area!