Ontario has been long anticipating the potential of alcohol being sold in convenience stores across the province.
And it’s finally been confirmed that yes, corner store booze is on the way.
In November, the provincial government included beer and wine in its 2018 Economic Outlook and Fiscal Review.
The review announced the development of a plan to expand the sale of beer and wine to corner, grocery, and big-box stores, based on market demand.
“Our government is actively working to expand the sale of beer and wine into corner stores, box stores, and even more grocery stores,” Victor Fedeli, Minister of Finance, confirmed in a speech at the Empire Club.
“Ontario has the lowest density of retail outlets selling beer, wine, cider and spirits, in Canada,” he said, before comparing densities of other provinces across the country.
“So,” he said, “we have our work cut out for us.”
— Victor Fedeli (@VictorFedeli) March 28, 2019