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LCBO.com to sell beer, wine and spirits online with delivery service

Last Updated Jul 26, 2016 at 12:29 pm EDT

An LCBO store is pictured in Toronto on April 20, 2010. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Francis Vachon

The Liquor Control Board of Ontario is launching an online site where people can purchase nearly 5,000 products and have them shipped to their home or a local LCBO store.

Finance Minister Charles Sousa says LCBO.com shows the government-owned liquor agency’s commitment to evolve and modernize.

Sousa says the endless “virtual shelf space” will give people a huge selection of beer, wine and spirits right at their fingertips.

Purchases would be delivered to a local LCBO store for free or to a customer’s home through Canada Post for a fee.

“This new LCBO.com opens more opportunities for more Ontario businesses,” said Sousa.

Sousa says wines from British Columbia and Quebec will also be available at LCBO.com thanks to an agreement reached last week by the premiers of the three provinces.

Sousa said consumers that may not have their favourite product at their local store can get it with the click of a mouse and get it delivered to their door or their favourite LCBO.

The LCBO says 800 of the products available online will be exclusive to LCBO.com and will not be available in any of their retail outlets.