Toronto makes sale of alcohol delivery orders permanent

Ontario: The Ontario provincial government has ruled it legal for pubs and restaurants to continue serving alcohol delivery orders.

The government stated that the actor intends to support eateries and bars that the COVID-19 outbreak has severely impacted.

Ontario Attorney General Doug Downey said in a statement, “COVID-19 has severely impacted Ontario’s thriving hotel sector and its workers in every city throughout our province.”

By offering continuing assistance to employees and small businesses dealing with these persistent issues, we are building on the measures we took early in the epidemic to support neighbourhood restaurants, bars, and other companies.

In March, the Ford administration announced an emergency order to assist them by temporarily allowing licenced eateries and bars to transport alcoholic delivery.

To permanently permit the sale of beer, wine, and spirits with takeout and delivery orders, the Ontario government announced in October that it was working on legal amendments.

Restaurants and bars will no longer be permitted to offer alcohol with takeaway orders after December 31, according to a recent statement from the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO).

The government also announced that it would permit boat docking businesses with a liquor sales licence to serve alcohol. The enforcement of identity checks, Smart Serve training, and not selling to or serving drunk people will all continue.

To be consistent with the reduced pricing in March, the price of spirits consumed in restaurants will likewise be cut.

The government also permits the AGCO to determine the duration of temporary patio extensions.

The government mandates that anyone delivering from restaurants with a licence must possess a delivery licence.

Due to the ban on indoor and outdoor dining during the lockdown level, many bars and eateries in Toronto and Peel Region have depended on takeaway and delivery services.

According to Downey, local pubs and eateries are crucial to communal life in this province. When and how public health regulations permit, “we are taking steps to give additional possibilities for Ontarians to support their local communities directly.”

The government is also easing prohibitive regulations to permit the distribution of alcoholic beverages in food boxes and meal kits. Alcohol producers who qualify may deliver their goods and levy a delivery fee.

With their food delivery or takeout orders, restaurants and bars may provide blended drinks and growlers.

The province also allows approved manufacturers to sell 100% Ontario wine and spirits at farmers’ markets.

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