Toronto has approved of the pilot project with details being finalized in July, under a new mayor.
Toronto Observer reporter Felipe Calderon covering the 7-Eleven store applications to sell liquor in Ontario, and local reaction. 7-Eleven has applied to sell beer and wine for in-store consumption.
LCBO workers want security and ID checks at the entrances of their store to prevent theft.
As a child, Andrew von Teichman was bullied for wearing an eye-patch to treat his astigmatism. That experience helped determine how he and his wife, Natalie von Teichman, would later raise their own four sons.
“Sixty years ago, it was Lady Eaton whose family owned Eaton’s department store. She started to do some fundraising lunches or fundraising teas and she used daffodils to decorate them. It basically became the symbol for the month and then the symbol on our logo for the Canadian Cancer Society,” Patricia McLaughlin said.
The LCBO is continuing its yearly holiday tradition of extending its hours during the holiday season.
A long-time Ontario micro-brewer does not support a proposed move to sell beer in convenience stores.
The Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario and the Ontario Convenience Stores Association contend that allowing the sale of beer in convenience stores would be a significant improvement for the liquor industry in Ontario, particularly that of the growing craft brew industry. But for Ken Woods, president of the Black Oak Brewing Company, in Oakville, Ont., he is perfectly happy with the current system. “The best way to get our beer to customers is with the LCBO and The Beer Store,” Woods said, “And we’ve been very successful through them.”