Ontario's liquor laws changing June 1
Web Staff, cp24.com
Published Thursday, May 26, 2011 11:27PM EDT
Changes to Ontario's liquor laws will take effect June 1, CP24 has learned.
The changes will allow the following:
- Festivals and events will be able to have larger areas where people can walk around freely with drinks.
- Restaurant and bar servers can carry drinks on public sidewalks to licensed area such as patios.
- Special events such as weddings will be able to serve alcohol for an extra hour – until 2 a.m.
- All-inclusive vacations can now be sold to destinations in Ontario.
- Business owners will be able to give a complimentary drink to customers to celebrate a special occasion like an anniversary.
The province is also strengthening enforcement by adding additional monetary penalties against those who violate Ontario's liquor laws, CP24 has learned.
"These changes will provide additional flexibility, while strengthening enforcement," Attorney General Chris Bentley said in a statement.