A few small changes and a little more space would make all the difference. Or so I thought.
The truth is this: while the store is now somewhat less cramped than it was, and while it's definitely more organized, it's a really disappointing store. In addition to having very little in the way of good wine, and a bare bones stock of hard liquor, members of the staff are terribly rude. One middle aged woman, in partular, is so abrasive, I've wanted to walk out without my purchase numerous times, just to spite her. She also insists on carding me every time I'm in there (which I've been regularly for the past several years) even though she knows me, knows I'm more than a decade past being underage, and despite the fact that I'm often overloaded with groceries. She seems to take pleasure in making me struggle and fumble for my ID while I juggle my bags. Once, she actually laughed.
A liquor store is a basic thing. As long as you can get your booze, you really can't complain about much, but this store is lame. Will I stop shopping there? No. It's the closest booze-broker I've got, and a girl needs her social lubricant. Sometimes, no matter what it costs.
LCBO Store # 2
St. Clair & Bathurst Loblaws (Forest Hill)
296 st. Clair Ave W
Toronto, ON M4P 3N3