Pearson Airport restaurants might soon serve alcohol 24/7 in Mississauga

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Published October 29, 2019 at 5:26 pm


After months of silence (silence suspiciously timed to coincide with the recent federal election), Doug Ford’s government is back in the limelight with some very Doug Ford-esque proposals that will please many, irritate some and leave others simply asking themselves, “what is it with this government and booze?”

Yesterday (Oct. 28), Prabmeet Sarkaria, Associate Minister of Small Business and Red Tape Reduction, announced a package of over 80 proposed actions that the province says will eliminate unnecessary or outdated rules and streamline regulations that need updating. 

You can see the proposals here

One such proposal includes allowing restaurateurs to sell alcohol 24/7 in airports.

The document says that, as of now, licenced establishments in Ontario airports are only allowed to sell and serve alcohol between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 a.m. 

These proposed changes, if passed, would permit licenced bars and restaurants in certain commercial airports located after airport security to serve alcohol to customers 24 hours a day. 

The province says this change, which might seem a little off on its face, would actually bring Ontario in line with the current rules surrounding the sale and service of liquor elsewhere in Canada and around the world.

Do you want to drink in an airport in the wee hours of the morning?

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