LCBO Barrie, Ontario
Barrie LCBO Address:
Barrie LCBO Hours:
Barrie LCBO Phone: (705) 726-6220
Is the Barrie LCBO open tomorrow?
The Barrie LCBO location is open from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m every day except on Sundays when it opens at 11:00 a.m and closes at 6:00 p.m. Customers should use the shop locator feature to see whether their local store hours have changed. It’s possible that an LCBO store will close unexpectedly or change its hours and/or days of operation.
Where is the LCBO in Barrie?
- Driving Directions from Centennial Beach 65 Lakeshore Dr, Barrie, ON L4N 2M6
- Head west toward Lakeshore Dr
- Take Essa Rd, ON-400 S and Exit 90 to Bryne Dr 10 min (6.4 km)
- Turn left onto Lakeshore Dr 650 m
- Turn right onto Lakeshore Dr/Tiffin St
- Continue to follow Tiffin St 130 m
- Turn left onto Essa Rd 1.6 km
- Use the right lane to merge onto ON-400 S via the ramp to Toronto 2.8 km
- Take exit 90 toward Mapleview Drive 900 m
- Use the right lane to turn right onto Mapleview Dr W 140 m
- Continue straight to stay on Mapleview Dr W 200 m
- Continue on Bryne Dr to your destination 2 min (450 m)
- Arrive at Barrie LCBO, 37 Caplan Ave Unit #4, Barrie, ON L4N 6K3
History of Barrie LCBO
The Liquor Control Board of Ontario is a Crown organization that retails and distributes alcoholic drinks across Ontario, Canada. The minister of finance is responsible to the Legislative Assembly. It was founded in 1927 by Premier George Howard Ferguson’s government to sell liquor, wine, and beer. In 1916, as part of Canada’s prohibition, such sales were openly prohibited. The establishment of the LCBO signalled a loosening of the province’s temperance laws. The LCBO had 651 liquor outlets as of September 2017.
For nearly a century after its founding, the LCBO had a “quasi-monopoly” on the sale of alcoholic beverages in Ontario: for the most part, LCBO stores were the only retail outlets licensed to sell alcohol in Ontario, with the notable exceptions of beer (The Beer Store had a quasi-monopoly on retailing beer for most of this period) and a few wine shops, which had once been rogue. Many of these independent establishments were on-site at vineyards, breweries, or distilleries, and Wine Shop and Wine Rack locations were frequently found within grocery stores. The LCBO’s quasi-monopoly status made it the world’s largest purchasers of alcoholic beverages because Ontario is Canada’s most populous province, with over 13 million people, or about 40% of the country’s population.
Tourism plays an important role in the local economy. Barrie’s historic downtown and waterfront are at the heart of its tourism industry. Downtown Barrie hosts many older buildings that have been kept up over the years or given new facades that exemplify their historical importance. Many speciality shops, boutiques, pubs and restaurants are located throughout downtown Barrie, most notably along Dunlop Street East. Downtown Barrie is becoming well known for its fashion boutiques, local art, live theatre, indie-music and nightlife scenes. In addition, downtown Barrie is home to numerous annual festivals and events such as The Barrie Waterfront Festival, Barrielicious, Winterfest, Celebrate Barrie, Ecofest, Jazz & Blues Festival, Promenade Days, Ribfest and Craft Beer Show, Caribfest, Lawnchair Luminata, Kempenfest, The New Music Festival, Barrie Film Festival, Santa Claus Parade and the New Year’s Countdown.
In the summer months, the city boasts several beaches including Minet’s Point Beach, Johnsons Beach, The Gables, Tyndale Beach, and Centennial Beach. Boating is also very popular in Kempenfelt Bay and Lake Simcoe as it connects to the Trent Severn Waterway. In 2011, Barrie’s waterfront was under redevelopment, with the relocation of several roadways to provide more greenspace and parkland along the lakeshore. There are numerous winter recreation activities and facilities in the surrounding area, including skiing, snow tubing and snowboarding resorts, snowmobile, snowshoe and nordic skiing trails, and ice fishing. Recreational activities include skiing at nearby Horseshoe Resort, Snow Valley, Mount St. Louis Moonstone, Blue Mountain and Hardwood Ski and Bike.