Get ready for e-scooters, bikes, and booze in 2019, Ontario! Uber Canada has just revealed that they’re looking into expanding alcohol delivery to provinces outside of B.C. in 2019 according to City News.
Especially with the weather we’ve had recently, saving a trek to the LCBO would be a life saver. Dan Park, head of Uber Eats Canada, has announced that the company is looking at Ontario and Quebec markets for expansion first of the B.C. based service, but others could later fit their plans as well.
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Just like the LCBO, the new service would require a piece of valid identification when the driver arrives at your door, and in turn, they’ll collect your signature. Drivers will also have the right to refuse delivery if the recipient appears intoxicated.
On top of alcohol delivery, Uber Canada general manager Rob Khazzam has also revealed that e-scooters and bikes are part of the transportation giant’s priorities for Canada. Uber has already partnered with New York-based Jump to bring e-scooters and pedal-assisted electric bikes that come equipped with a GPS to some cities in the United States, but now they’re looking at offering the service up to Canada.
Lime, Uber’s California-based rival, has been piloting e-scooters in Waterloo already with the intention of expanding to the entire Canadian market.