TORONTO – On March 26, Premier Doug Ford announced licensed restaurants and bars in Ontario can sell alcohol with food takeout and delivery orders in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Regulation 719 under the Liquor Licence Act has been altered to temporarily allow licensed bars and restaurants to sell beer, wine and spirits along with food between 9 a.m. and 11 p.m. They cannot, however, sell alcohol without a food order.
The changes are effective immediately until Dec. 31, 2020.
“[The foodservice industry is] hurting so badly,” Premier Doug Ford said at a press conference. “They’re the ones who requested home delivery. I think it’s a good idea so people don’t have to leave their homes.”