Looks like the LCBO strike is inevitable. LCBOs all across Ontario have been VERY crowded today. If you haven’t already stocked up now’s the time to do so before today’s midnight deadline! That’s if you’re lucky enough to find anything left.
Toronto LCBO outlets are a sea of empty shelves, as consumers brave long lineups to stock up ahead of the midnight strike deadline tonight.
‘‘I have never seen a lineup like this,’’ said David Ritter, as he walked around the LCBO at Lawrence Avenue and Don Mills Road, three lonely bottles of Robert’s Rock in his cart, this afternoon. ‘‘It’s amazing. It’s just incredible.’’
Scott Davison had five bottles of Smirnoff and a certain amount of skepticism an actual strike is coming. But the lone lineups and prospect of a summer without alcohol convinced him a government-owned liquor monopoly isn’t a good idea.
‘‘Just goes to show you that maybe they should sell liquor in private stores, maybe they wouldn’t have this,’’ he said.