What time is mimosa o’clock? That depends on where you are in Canada.When you can order a drink with brunch varies by province — and Ontario has the latest start time for serving alcohol in eateries.A Toronto city councillor wants to change that, on weekends at least.Coun. Paula Fletcher put a motion forward to city council that would allow restaurants or “primary eating establishments” to serve diners alcohol earlier on weekend mornings.“They can’t serve a glass of wine with your omelette — or whatever you’re having for breakfast — until 11 o’clock,” Fletcher said.If the motion passes on Tuesday, city council would request the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario to change serving hours to 9 a.m. on Saturdays and Sundays, up from 11 a.m. Last call would remain at 2 a.m.Here’s when you can order a drink with your meal — and when you have to stop — in each of the provinces. (Bars are excluded in the data.)
A chart depicting the various alcohol serving time for restaurants, by province.
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New Brunswick6 a.m. to 2 a.m.Quebec8 a.m. to 3 a.m.British Columbia9 a.m. to 4 a.m.Manitoba9 a.m. to 2 a.m.P.E.I.9 a.m. to 2 a.m.Newfoundland and Labrador9 a.m. to 2 a.m.Yukon9 a.m. to 2 a.m.Saskatchewan9:30 a.m. to 2 a.m.Alberta10 a.m. to 2 a.m.Nova Scotia10 a.m. to 2 a.m.Northwest Territories10 a.m. to 2 a.m.Nunavut10 a.m. to 2 a.m.Ontario11 a.m. to 2 a.m.