I was banking on them being open and as such, I am out of wine unless I dip into my "do not open" collection. Despite the fact it is from 2003, they had (and still have) the following posted on their website:
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LCBO extends hours for holiday shoppers
December 22, 2003 16:29 ET
TORONTO, Dec. 22 /CNW/ - As a customer convenience in preparation for holiday celebrations, most LCBO stores will extend evening shopping hours from December 8 through December 31. During this period, many liquor stores that normally close at 6:00 p.m. will remain open as late as 10:00 p.m. Stores that normally open late will maintain their regular hours of operation.
All LCBO stores will close at 6:00 p.m. on Christmas Eve, December 24 and on New Year's Eve, December 31.
All LCBO stores, agency outlets and LCBO head office in Toronto will be closed on Thursday, December 25 and Thursday, January 1, 2004.
Selected LCBO stores across the province will open until 6:00 p.m. on Boxing Day, Friday, December 26. LCBO head office will remain closed on Friday, December 26, except for Retail Customer Service and Store Support and the LCBO Infoline.
For more information, visit the LCBO Web site at www.lcbo.com or call the toll-free, bilingual Infoline at 1-800-ONT-LCBO (668-5226). In Metro Toronto, call 416 365-5900. The TTY number for the deaf and hearing impaired is
416 864-6898 or 1-800-361-3291. For individual store hours, customers should contact their local LCBO store.
The LCBO reminds everyone to drink responsibly this holiday season and to never drink and drive. Appoint a designated driver, take a cab or use local transit if you plan to drink.
To help make your holiday celebrations safer and more enjoyable, the LCBO recommends picking up a free copy of Holiday Mocktails, available at all LCBO stores, while quantities last, and on the Web site at www.lcbo.com/mocktails.
For further information: Media Contact - Chris Layton, Media Relations Co-ordinator, Tel. (416) 864-6772; Fax: (416) 864-6850, Cell. (416) 587-3729, E-mail: email@example.com
Made it seem that at least a few would be open in the Ottawa area but I phoned the customer service number just now and their automated message indicates that ALL LCBO locations will be closed on Boxing Day...