Better start stocking up now. The LCBO will close seven downtown stores during the G20 summit.
“This action is being taken to minimize risks to customers and staff and reduce traffic congestion in the downtown core,” the LCBO says in a notice on its website.
The stores that will closed Friday through Sunday include:
* Union Station
* St. Lawrence Market,
“It’s probably good advice to look at Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and get in early and get ahead of it. It will probably be busy on the Thursday at those locations that are going to close,” said Chris Layton, spokesperson for the provincial liquor retailer.
“We have 70 stores in the city of
Employees of the seven shuttered stores will be redeployed to nearby
LCBO locations, which will likely see a spike in business,
For those Queen’s Quay residents thinking they can dodge the temporary prohibition by going to Vineyards Estate Wines across from the Harbourfront Centre, you’d better buy your vino as you head home from work Friday.
The store is will be closed Saturday and Sunday for safety reasons, said employee Daniel Chan.
“The last thing you want to do is have customers in the store if something happens. It’s purely it for safety reasons,” he said.