Ontario Amends Liquor Laws To Help Hospitality Recover From Pandemic

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TORONTO – Ontario Amends Liquor Laws To Provide Consumers With More Delivery Options And Allow Liquor Operators To Temporarily Sell And Serve Alcohol While Their Boats Are Docked .

The province says the changes, which went into effect on Wednesday, are aimed at helping hotel workers and businesses.

In a press release, the province says it recognizes the need for physical distance due to COVID-19 and amends the Liquor License Act to allow alcohol delivery services to use contractors.

He says it will give consumers more options for delivery services when buying alcohol from Ontario retailers, including the LCBO and The Beer Store.

The province also says it is removing the requirement for liquor delivery services to obtain a signed receipt and the restrictions that prevented them from delivering to any private space, such as offices.

Boat operators will be authorized to sell and serve alcohol while their boats are moored until January 1, 2021.

This report from The Canadian Press was first published on July 15, 2020.

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