Today is the day! Christmas has come early and select grocery stores will now have beer available for purchase starting today December 15th 2015!
Six-packs will be ready for pickup at 4 locations here in Toronto as of today. More supermarkets will have beer available in the coming weeks. The list of stores include big names such as Loblaws, Walmart, Metro and Sobeys. Wine is not yet available outside the in-store Wine Racks just yet, as we mentioned in our previous article this requires more legal work and price adjustments.
The selection is currently small, with only two sections placed at the end of select aisles. One display carries brand names such as Canadian, Corona, Budweiser and Heineken. The other carrying select craft beers including Steam Whistle, Amsterdam and Lake of Bays Brewing Company. Toronto natives looking to get in on the action can stop by the 4 Toronto Loblaws before supplies run out. There are time restrictions as we mentioned in our previous articles, for example the Leslieville location will allow you to purchase beer from 9am to 11pm Monday-Saturday and Sunday from 11am to 6pm.
Loblaws has began selling beer in 19 of their locations across Ontario, 4 located here in Toronto. The locations are:
50 Musgrave St.
Real Canadian Superstore, 2549 Weston Rd.
Real Canadian Superstore, 51 Gerry Fitzgerald Dr. (Dufferin & Steeles)
17 Leslie St. (Leslie & Lakeshore)