Which Toronto grocery stores sell beer?

For years, Europeans have had the luxury and convenience of picking up a bottle of wine or a six-pack of beers alongside the cheese and lettuce and eggs for tomorrow’s breakfast. Finally, Torontonians can grab beers at a few of the city’s grocery stores.

On Tuesday, 58 grocery stores and markets across the GTA were selling beer. Gone are the days of having to find a beer store to stock up on suds for watching the game on Sunday and for those Friday night pre-drinking get togethers with the guys.

Alas, none are downtown – yet. But that’s set to change with more than 450 grocery stores planning to sell beer in the near future.

Here’s where you can grab beer at Toronto grocery stores:

Loblaws

  • 17 Leslie St.
  • 50 Musgrave St.

Real Canadian Superstore

  • 2549 Weston Rd.
  • 51 Gerry Fitzgerald Dr.

Coppa’s Fresh Market

  • 4750 Dufferin St.

Galleria Supermarket

  • 856 York‎ Mills Rd.

The Toronto Star gives itself a fair bit of credit for getting beer into Toronto grocery stores. They published this piece slamming the Beer Store’s almost-monopoly on Ontario beer sales, and calling out the politicians who let the monopolization happen.

Awesome fact: Loblaws is dedicating 50% of its shelf space for beer to local craft breweries, and the mandated amount for all grocers selling beer is at least 20%.

Born on the Prairies, Erin Cardone grew up knowing there was more to life than canola fields and AAA Alberta Angus. So she escaped, living in Europe and Australia, white-knuckling it through plates of calf brains and raw horse meat, and learning languages she can't remember anymore. After a stint as a jaded, skeptical journalist, she changed tack and began writing rather awesome blogs and showing businesses that advertising is dead, so long live social media, with her businesses Legendary Social Media. She now splits her time between various Canadian cities, Costa Rica and wherever else the wind blows.

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