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Toronto just voted to move a motion forward that lets restaurants begin serving alcohol at 9 am

Well, Toronto, it looks like we’re just a little closer to being able to order an alcoholic drink alongside your early morning plate of pancakes or scrambled eggs.

Toronto City Council voted 18 to 8 on Tuesday in favour of urging the Government of Ontario to allow licensed establishments to sell alcohol starting at 9:00 a.m. on Saturdays and Sundays, extending it two hours prior to our current 11:00 a.m. start time.

“Weekend brunch is an important event in many restaurants in Toronto. It brings neighbours together and helps local businesses prosper,” a member motion from City Councillor Paula Fletcher reads. “Many restaurateurs have requested extending the hours during which they could serve alcohol starting at 9:00 a.m., particularly on the weekend.”

The goal is to align restaurant alcohol service hours with the changed rules for LCBOs, Beer Stores, off-site wine boutiques, and licensed supermarkets, which allows them to sell as early as 9:00 a.m. on Sundays.

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