With Canada Day fast approaching, and the LCBO on the brink of a strike, the province is in a deep fear of a sober celebration of our country. On June 26, 8,000 LCBO workers are ready to strike as of 12:01 a.m, depending on the outcome of the new collective bargaining agreement.
Luckily, the LCBO isn’t the only place around to purchase your Canada day drinks.
In addition to the 130 grocery stores currently selling beer and cider, as of June 30 another 76 grocery stores will be added to the list, with 33 of those in the GTA. That is a total of 206 grocery stores across the province selling beer and cider, 70 of which are also selling wine.
The Beer Store and The Wine Rack will obviously remain open during the strike, but if you’re looking for something different and local, stop by one of many craft breweries right here in Ontario or a local distillery if you’re looking for hard liquor.
If you want to take advantage of this beautiful weather though, take a trip down to the wine country. Not only can you spend a whole day sipping on wine samples, wineries also have retail shops so you can bring some home to share with your friends, or just yourself. Visit Wine Country Ontario for all the information on events and tours.
Image courtesy Bellwoods Brewery via Instagram