The City of Toronto might be saying 'cheers' to 9 am mimosas

Feb 21 2019, 7:08 pm

There’s one motion that’ll be considered at next week’s city council meeting that foodies may find particularly interesting.

“Putting the Mimosa back in Brunch,” put forward by Councillor Paula Fletcher and seconded by Councillor Ana Bailão, is recommending earlier sales of liquor at licensed establishments.

Specifically, to change the permissible hours for sale and service to 9 am on weekends. Because right now, you can’t enjoy an alcoholic bev with your brunch until 11 am.

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It’s pretty much inarguable that brunch culture is important in Toronto, and according to the motion, many restaurant owners have requested this change.

The implementation of this proposed change would mean that on weekends, restaurant alcohol-sales would align with the hours of the LCBO, The Beer Store, and authorized grocers.

The motion states that consistency of these hours will offer greater flexibility for businesses, as well as additional convenience for customers. And it’s noted that to encourage people gathering to watch sporting events, liquor serving hours have been extended to 9:00 am — and even earlier — many times.

Plus, it says, it’ll enhance the whole brunch experience.

Just imagine… bright sun finally returning to Toronto, and on a warm weekend morning, you get to enjoy a patio-mimosa alongside your eggs Benny at 9:30 am.

Cheers to that.