"Legal Drinking age" Drinking/Buying alcohol Tip by deadites

Drinking/Buying alcohol, Ottawa: 6 reviews and 3 photos

The Legal Drinking Age for the Province of Ontario is 19.

It is against the law to have open containers in public places (i.e. drinking a beer while standing in the middle of a mall will probably get you into trouble). As mentioned in the section above, it is also illegal to have an open container in a motor vehicle.

Liquor service is for consumption on the premises only, and is permitted between 11am and 2am Monday to Saturday, and from noon to 2am on Sunday.

Liquor is sold retail in Ontario only at government-licensed liquor, beer and wine stores, to persons aged nineteen and above. It cannot be bought from grocery, corner or general stores. It cannot be purchased from bars, restaurants or hotel lounges.

You can buy beer at The Beer Store, or for harder liquors, the LCBO.

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  • Written Oct 26, 2003
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