Archive for the ‘LCBO’ Category

Booze Outlets Now!

2008 May 28

My roommate introduced me to pretty much the most amazing and useful internet site for Torontonians: The Beer Hunter! It tells you, at any given moment, how many retail outlets in Toronto are currently selling alcohol. At this particular moment, it’s 10:34 am on Wednesday. There are 184 retail outlets you can get booze in Toronto right now.

Not only does it tell you how many LCBO franchises, Beer Stores, Wine Racks, and independent liquor outlets are open, it shows you a real-time Google map of Toronto with each of their locations and hours of operation!

Now all I need is a liquor-selling location in the old Rogers Video store on College Street.

Little Italy Wants the Sauce

2008 April 21

I live in the Little Italy area of Toronto.  Since I moved here, close to a year ago, I’m oft annoyed at how far away either a liquor store or a beer store is from my home.  So, when the Rogers Video in front of the Dominion on College Street closed down recently, I had a revelation: here’s a grand opportunity to open up a brand new LCBO (or maybe a Beer Store), right in the heart of this vibrant neighbourhood.

I started a facebook group to see if any headway could be made to making this pipe dream a reality. My friend Caroline actually found the contact information for LCBO Customer Service (see below) and after sending in an email, actually received a response. I followed suit, and received a similar response saying that there were no current plans to install a new location, but they would keep my comment on file. If you have a spare 2 minutes, pop off an email and let’s let them know that we want booze near our homes!


Mail: LCBO Customer Service, 55 Lake Shore Blvd. East, Toronto, ON, M5E 1A4
Telephone: 1-800-ONT-LCBO (1-800-668-5226) or 416-365-5900 in the local Toronto area. TTY Users dial toll-free at 1-800-361-3291.
Hours of Operation: Monday to Saturday from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm (EST).