It’s hard to talk or think about much other than the epidemic these days. Conversation is dominated by the virus and it’s having a substantial toll on society and business. We’ve covered all the breaking news on the topic, as well as where to buy food, how to work from home, how to entertain kids, what TV shows to binge, and more.

We’ve also discussed which restaurants are still open and offering takeout, and Ontario-based beers you should try. Well today we’re marrying the two topics with a news story that will be music to thousands of ears.

Up until recently, it’s only been legal for restaurants in the city to sell food for takeout, but as of last week all licensed eateries could also sell alcohol with their takeout. And there will be no limits on the selling of alcohol for takeout, as it’s legal to sell between 9 AM and 11 PM, however the normal age restrictions still apply.

The change was announced by the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO). It also confirmed that your beer or wine can be sold through third parties like Uber Eats or Skip The Dishes, so you can get it delviered to your door along with your meal.

The AGCO also announced that local businesses like The Wine Store, LCBO, or Loblaws will be allowed to sell alcohol from 7 AM, which will aid vulnerable and elderly shoppers who’re allowed in stores earlier. Furthermore, Restaurants licences have been extended for a few months amidst the epidimic.

So while the world struggles to come to grips with the pandemic, and we’re all liable to be shut-in for a further few months, it’s nice to see the AGCO making moves to keep the restaurant business alive. Remember to check out our list on Ontario-based beers you should try and see if your restaurant of choice has any for sale!