The Beer Store to accept empties again at 50% of its locations

Apr 24 2020, 8:57 am

Starting on Monday, April 27, The Beer Store is expanding its deposit return program to reach over 200 retail locations.

Representing about half of the total number of stores across the province, this expansion adds on to the large-scale returns that Distribution Centres accept each Sunday, and the previously-announced 71 store locations that started accepting returns in early April.

Where possible, customers are asked to rinse containers at home before visiting stores to initiate returns, practice social distancing, and limit empty returns to one cart per person.

All customers should follow the on-site instructions provided by staff when returning empties. Also, customers will have the option to donate their empty container deposits to local hospital and food bank fundraising efforts.

Some stores will, temporarily, only accept empty containers on select days. More information can be found here.

Stores accepting empty alcohol containers will continue to sell beer.

Beer Store retail locations will be modifying their hours to 11 am to 6 pm Monday through Saturday, with regular operating hours on Sunday.

All locations accept debit or credit, and will continue to accept cash payments.

In addition, select Beer Store Distribution Centres will continue holding weekly events on Sundays, from 9 am to 3 pm, providing an option for consumers. These opportunities are set up as a drive-thru system, enabling a continuous flow of traffic.

GTA stores accepting returns:

Markham – 5804 Hwy #7, L3P 1A6 – Everyday
Mississauga – 65 Queen Street North, L5N 1A4 – Everyday
Mississauga – 2925 Eglinton Avenue West, L5M 6J3 – Everyday
Mississauga – 3154 Hurontario Street, L5B 1N9 – Everyday
Mississauga – 1550 Dundas Street East, L4X 1L4 – Everyday
Newmarket – 1100 Davis Drive, L3Y 8W8 – Everyday
Oakville – 290 Hays Boulevard, L6H 7P3 – Everyday
Oakville – 1011 Upper Middle Road, L6H 4L2 – Everyday
North York – 1718 Wilson Avenue, M3L 1A6 – Everyday
North York – 81 Billy Bishop Way, Unit D3, M3K 2C8, – Everyday
Scarborough – 2360 Kennedy Road, M1T 3H1 – Everyday
Scarborough – 3130 Danforth Avenue, M1L 1B2 – Everyday
Scarborough – 2727 Eglinton Avenue East, M1K 2S2 – Everyday
Scarborough – 871 Milner Avenue, M1V 3A4 – Everyday
Scarborough – 3431 St. Clair Avenue East, M1L 1W6 – Everyday
Scarborough – 3561 Lawrence Avenue East, M1H 1B2 – Everyday
Toronto – 500 Dupont Street, M6G 1Y6 – Everyday
Toronto – 227 Gerrard Street East, M5A 2E9 – Everyday
Toronto – 2153 St. Clair Avenue, M6N 1K5 – Everyday
Toronto – 452 Bathurst Street, M5T 2S6 – Everyday
Toronto – 2625A Weston Road, M9N 3V8 – Everyday
Toronto – 904 Dufferin Street, M6H 4A9 – Everyday
Toronto – 900A Don Mills Road, Unit #100 M3C 1V6 – Everyday

Distribution Centre Locations:

Brampton – 69 First Gulf Boulevard, L6W 4T8
London -280 Sovereign Road, N6M 1B3
Ottawa – 2750 Swansea Crescent, K1G 6R8
Stoney Creek – 414 Dewitt Road, L8E 4B7
Sudbury – 50 Vagnini Court, P3Y 1K8
Thunder Bay – 490 Maureen Street Unit #500, P7B 6T2
Whitby – 1655 Tricont Avenue, L1N 7N5

Anyone conducting charitable bottle drives wishing to return empties are encouraged to call 1-888-948-2337 to schedule a drop-off between Monday and Friday.

Ongoing updates regarding the Beer Store’s response to current circumstances are being shared online.