Now there are more ways for you to get your boozy beverages sent right to your door. Restaurants across the GTA have now started selling alcohol to go and you can order through a leading food delivery service. Uber Eats alcohol delivery in Toronto was announced on April 9.
Torontonians ordering takeout food through the app can now get their hands on a variety of beer, wine, and liquor, depending on what is available.
This move is in an effort to encourage people to stay home and find a much more effective and safe way to get their booze.
In order to ensure legal age, Uber Eats has created a way for those ordering to provide proof of age which includes reviewing ID and entering their date of birth in the app.
“Whether it’s for a date-night-in or even a virtual happy hour, Ontarians can now have local and international beer, wine, and liquor delivered right to their door when they order through Uber Eats," said Lola Kassim, General Manager of Uber Eats via a statement emailed to Narcity.
However, they do not require drivers to collect signatures in person in order to avoid any potential exposure to COVID-19.
"At this time, couriers are not required to collect a signature from the customer to complete the delivery due to COVID-19," said an Uber Eats spokesperson.
Restaurants that are participating in the first wave of this initiative include Gusto 101, Gusto 501, and Chubby’s Jamaican Kitchen.
And drinks are already available on those restaurants' pages on the app.
On March 26, the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario shared that the provincial government has changed the Liquor Licence Act for just a few months so sales can be made through takeout or delivery orders.
The order has already remained in effect and will last until December 31, 2020.
Since it is predicted that the COVID-19 epidemic could last all the way to spring 2021, more efforts are being made in order to encourage people to just stay home.
Uber Eats joins other delivery services like Foodora that already offers the chance to get LCBO purchases delivered right to your door at a $50 minimum.
This is just making your "essential" shopping list a little shorter.