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25 Toronto grocery stores will sell beer before 2016

For some lucky Torontonians, it soon might be a little easier to stock up on holiday essentials. That's because the province has confirmed that 25 Toronto-area grocery should be carrying beer before the end of the year.

So far, 60 stores across Ontario - including chains such as Sobeys, Metro, Loblaws, Walmart and Longos - have won bids to sell beer, reports the Toronto Star today. Although, it's still unclear which locations will actually start carrying six packs by next month.

As the Star notes, each store will have to get a license from the Alcohol and Gaming Commission before they can start stocking your favourite brews. And as we previously reported, 20 percent of shelf space will be devoted to Ontario craft beer.

By May 2017, 150 grocery stores across the province will carry beer. Other GTA retailers that might start selling it sooner include Starsky Fine Foods, Hanahreuem Mart, Michael-Angelos Market Place, Coppa's Fresh Market, Farm Boy, Pino's Get Fresh, La Mantia's Country Market, and Galleria Supermarket.


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