5 Local Communities Identified For New LCBO "Convenience Outlets"

You may soon be able to purchase alcohol in five more communities in Renfrew County.   

The LCBO has put Chalk River, Rolphton, Round Lake Centre, Golden Lake and Quadeville on a list of 200 new locations which will now be eligible for “convenience outlets”, the privately-owned, licensed sales locations that are formerly called agency stores.

The expansion plan was announced yesterday, and LCBO officials called it "a wide-reaching expansion to better serve Ontarians".   

Applications from those communities will be taken until June 25th.   

The full list of communities in the call for applications can be found at this link: 

https://www.lcbo.com/content/dam/lcbo/corporate-pages/media%20release/community-list-en.pdf

Store Timelines

They’re planning to award 60 of the new store licenses by August, another 90 by December, and the remaining 50 next summer. 

The LCBO is also planning to expand grocery store beer and wine sales into 87 new locations across the province.

“This is an exciting time at the LCBO as we roll out a wide-reaching expansion to better serve Ontarians,” said George Soleas, President & CEO of the LCBO. 

“Our customers are at the heart of everything we do and extending retail access to beverage alcohol products to new communities and additional grocery partnerships will significantly increase access and convenience for consumers across the entire province.”