LCBO to begin gradual expansion of store hours

Toronto, Ontario – The LCBO is planning a gradual expansion of the current reduced hours that were put in place in late March in response to COVID-19. Beginning Thursday, May 14, over 360 stores will operate from 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. Tuesday through Saturdays. Other locations will continue to operate on the reduced schedule of 11:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. Tuesday through Saturdays. Most stores will be open from 11:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. on Sundays. The store locator feature on will be updated as of May 14 and customers are encouraged to check their local stores hours, as they may vary.

The expansion of store hours will continue to roll out in stages across the province through to the first week of June. All LCBO stores will remain closed on Mondays until further notice.

Offering increased convenience and alleviating potential in-line congestion, expanding store hours follows previous action taken to elevate store cleaning and sanitization protocols, introduce numerous physical distancing supports, and increased prevention awareness amongst employees.

Customers shopping at the LCBO are reminded to follow all physical distancing guidance in-line and in-store, shop alone and plan ahead, and limit interactions by paying with debit or credit and packing their own reusable bags, and extending kindness and patience to staff and fellow shoppers. For employee protection, the LCBO encourages customers to wear non-medical masks or face coverings and continues to require that customers make alternate shopping arrangements if they are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms.

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