LCBO Food & Drink Holiday 2020


From our President & CEO

Dear friends,    We have almost made it to the end of one of the most challenging years any of us can remember. While we continue to live and work alongside a global pandemic, I imagine we will all be wishing each other a particularly heartfelt “Happy New Year!” on December 31. Though office parties are not in the plans this year, Christmas, Hanukkah and all the many wonderful holiday celebrations remain important. Friends and family will still get together and there will be wonderful things to eat and drink, whatever the size of the gatherings we host. We have earned this festive season—and it would not be complete without an abundant Holiday issue of Food & Drink to provide inspiration. Congratulations to our team behind the magazine for another great job!    Something else that has been truly inspiring is the ongoing support you have given our “Pair it Forward” initiative that encourages everyone to choose local options (visit link below for more information). This continues to be a particularly difficult time for our friends

in retail and in the restaurant and bar industry across Ontario. Supporting each other and staying loyal to local will help rebuild our province’s economy—and that makes good sense.    As we move into the busiest time of the year, I would like to offer heartfelt thanks to everyone at the LCBO for remaining passionately committed to safe, exceptional customer service since the pandemic began—especially our retail teams in stores across the province. Above all, let me thank you, our customers, for your patience and understanding during these unusual times. We are all in this together. So as the holiday season begins, let’s raise a toast to one another and to our hopes for the new year to come.


George Soleas President & CEO, LCBO

To find out more about what the LCBO is doing to support local, visit and use #PairItForward on social media to highlight your favourite local small businesses.



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