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Olympic hockey might open Toronto bars at 6am

Toronto bars will soon be able to serve booze bright and early if Mike Layton gets his way. It would only be a temporary thing, but the Ward 19 Councillor thinks that allowing 6am alcohol sales over the final four days of the Winter Olympics makes sense in this hockey-crazed city. If all goes according to plan, of course, this stretch would include medal games for both the men's and women's hockey teams.

It remains to be seen if the motion will pass -- how will Rob Ford vote on this, one wonders? -- but it's not without precedence given the frequency with which last call is extended during events like TIFF, Nuit Blanche and NXNE. And while the thought of slogging through a day of week after an early morning drinking session isn't that appealing, the men's gold medal game takes place on Sunday, February 23rd, so you can bet there'd be more than a few people willing to drink away the day, particularly if the team once again wins.

What do you think? Would you head to a bar early in the morning to watch Olympic hockey?


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