Beer in Ontario convenience stores

It’s official!  The Ontario government has announced that convenience stores and grocery stores will be able to sell beer, wine and ready-to-drink products.

Kenny Shim, President of the OCSA and OKBA was invited to attend the announcement this morning.

The expanded marketplace will give people more choice, convenience and time, Ford said.

The changes will take effect no later than Jan. 1, 2026, which is just after an agreement with The Beer Store will come to an end and not be renewed, the province said.

The government is also removing pack size restrictions of 12 and 24 cases.