Uber Eats enhances alcohol delivery measures in Toronto

Apr 9 2020, 12:34 pm

Uber Eats has announced enhanced measures for its new alcohol delivery option in Toronto, which is officially available from select eateries.

The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) announced in March that temporarily, licensed restaurants and bars can sell alcohol with food takeout and delivery orders.

This new allowance applies to both direct orders from restaurants, and those made through a third-party — such as a food delivery service or ordering platform.

Uber Eats is now offering delivery of alcohol with food orders from select Toronto restaurants, including Gusto 101 and Chubby’s Jamaican Kitchen. In order to make the transition seamless, the company has implemented new practices for delivery.

Now, drivers will review customers’ photo ID and enter their date of birth into the app. At this time, however, couriers are not required to collect customer signatures to complete their deliveries.

These new in-app steps are meant to support couriers as they navigate a new type of delivery.

“Uber is excited to offer beer, wine and liquor to pair with your favourite Uber Eats delivery,” said Lola Kassim, General Manager of Uber Eats, in a release.

“Whether it’s for a date-night-in or even a virtual happy hour, Ontarians can now have local and international beer, wine, and liquor delivered right to their door when they order through Uber Eats.”

The holder of the liquor sales licence is accountable for the responsible for these sales, which includes ensuring the person who the order is delivered to is at least 19 years of age, and isn’t intoxicated.