What LCBO location is open the latest in Toronto?
LCBO locations open late in Toronto aren't exactly plentiful. While many stores have hours that will cover you until 9pm through the week and on Saturdays, that's still a recipe for some scrambling if you've left your liquor plans until the last minute. Even a bigger store like the Summerhill flagship is only open until 10pm Monday through Saturday (it used to be 11pm, but the hours were scaled back a few years ago). There is, however, an exception, a beacon in the dark, dry night, a lone store that mercifully remains open until 11pm.
The LCBO at Weston and 401 is somehow open until 11pm every day but Sunday. Having learned this little tidbit a while ago, I got to wondering after the reasons behind these extended hours, particularly in a location that seems a less likely candidate than other more central stores. "It's open later because of its size (the fourth largest LCBO store in Toronto after Summerhill, Queen's Quay and Bayview Village)," explains Lisa Murray, Senior Communications Consultant with the LCBO.
Add to that its "high volume of sales...its easily accessible location off Highway 401 (which also makes it serve as a "hub" store for that part of the city), and that it is a primary retail sales point for discontinued items," and you have an explanation for the anomaly. So take note, fellow booze hounds. Should you need to stock up late(ish) at night, this is your spot. If only it wasn't the only one. Are you listening, LCBO?