LCBO Orillia, Ontario
Orillia LCBO Address:
Orillia LCBO Hours:
Orillia LCBO Phone: (705)-325-9413
Is the Orillia LCBO open tomorrow?
The Orillia 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 Orillia?
- Driving Directions From Lakehead University – Orillia Campus, 500 University Ave, Orillia, ON L3V 0B9
- Take University Ave and Old Barrie Rd E to Trans-Canada Hwy/ON-12 S 3 min (1.4 km)
- Head northeast 150 m
- Turn right toward University Ave 160 m
- Turn right onto University Ave 650 m
- Turn left onto Old Barrie Rd E 400 m
- Continue on Trans-Canada Hwy/ON-11 N/ON-12 N. Take Exit 133 to Coldwater Rd W.
- Take exit 133 from Trans-Canada Hwy/ON-11 N/ON-12 N 3 min (2.8 km)
- Continue on Coldwater Rd W to your destination 1 min (400 m)
- Arrive at LCBO Orillia – County Fair Plaza, 293 Coldwater Rd W.
History of Orillia 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.
Orillia is known as the “Sunshine City”, taking the moniker from its role as the fictional “Mariposa” in the book Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town by Stephen Leacock. Many local businesses also use “Mariposa” in their names.
Orillia’s “Arts District” is located on Peter St. S., between Mississauga St. E. and Colborne St. E., and is home to a variety of art galleries, fine dining and shops. At its centre is the Orillia Museum of Art & History, considered the hub of art and culture for the city, playing an instrumental role in municipal cultural events. A collection of over 10,000 artefacts of regional historical significance features in a rotating exhibits schedule. On a separate floor is contemporary art space with exhibits featuring regional and international artists. The museum also features a designated education space and hosts activities including art-making and interpretive programming for children, artists, artisans, historians, etc.
Many tourists and boaters are attracted to the city each year because of its waterfront park Couchiching Beach Park/Centennial Park/Port of Orillia and its position as a gateway to Lake Country, cottage country in Muskoka, Algonquin Provincial Park, the Trent–Severn Waterway, and other natural attractions. The city’s waterfront has an extensive lakeshore boardwalk, a large park with two beaches, several playgrounds, an outdoor theatre, a touring ferry, and a children’s train.