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On­tario is slowly fol­low­ing the lead of Québec in slack­en­ing its al­co­hol re­stric­tions.

That is good news for peo­ple in East­ern On­tario, where since the sum­mer more and more gro­cery stores have been sell­ing beer and cider.

One of those out­lets is the Food­land store in Van­kleek Hill, where a large va­ri­ety of al­co­holic drinks awaits cus­tomers.

Ul­ti­mately, beer, wine and cider will be avail­able in up to 450 gro­cery stores in On­tario.

This is in ad­di­tion to more than 450 Beer Stores and more than 660 LCBO stores across On­tario.

Firm reg­u­la­tions gov­ern the sale of beer, wine and cider in all lo­ca­tions across the prov­ince.

The price of beer, wine and cider is the same across all re­tail­ers (gro­cery stores, the LCBO, the Beer Store, winer­ies and on-site man­u­fac­tur­ers’ stores).

Gro­cery stores must use strict con­trols and fol­low manda­tory rules when sell­ing beer, wine and cider. These con­di­tions are part of the gov­ern­ment's com­mit­ment to en­sure that al­co­hol is sold in a so­cially re­spon­si­ble man­ner.

The Al­co­hol and Gam­ing Com­mis­sion of On­tario reg­u­lates the stores and will en­sure that beer, wine and cider are not sold to any­one un­der On­tario's le­gal drink­ing age of 19 or to in­tox­i­cated adults, are sold by fully trained staff who en­sure On­tario's stan­dards for so­cial re­spon­si­bil­ity are al­ways met, are sold dur­ing stan­dard hours of sale and are only avail­able in a des­ig­nated sec­tion of each store.

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