Province permanently allowing alcohol with takeout and delivery orders

Temporary change made permanent to continue supporting restaurants and bars

The province is going to permanently allow booze with your takeout order.

In a move it says will support jobs at local restaurants, bars and other establishments, the Ontario Government will permit takeout alcohol sales on a permanent basis. The change to permit alcohol sales through delivery and takeout orders was initially made on a temporary basis to support those businesses forced to rely almost solely on takeout orders due to COVID-related restrictions.

“Ontario’s vibrant hospitality sector and its workers have been hard hit by COVID-19 in every community across our province,” said Attorney General Doug Downey. “We’re building on the actions we took early in the pandemic to support local restaurants, bars and other businesses by providing permanent help to workers and small businesses as they face these ongoing challenges.”

The province says this change to the liquor sales books also allows for service on docked boats by operators with a liquor sales license, as well as reduce the minimum pricing of alcohol on-site to align with the reduced pricing introduced for takeout and delivery orders.