Floor plans must be submitted with new Liquor Sales Licence applications and alteration applications. Proposed licensed areas shown on your floor plans must match the areas listed on your application form.

Sample floor plan:    

Establishment sample floor plan for Liquor Licence Application Process                                                 

Floor plan requirements:

  1. Floor plans must be submitted in duplicate.
  2. Floor plans must be submitted on regular letter- size paper (8.5” by 11” paper).
  3. Proposed licensed areas must be clearly outlined on both copies.
  4. All other ancillary areas which you wish to license (example: Washrooms, hallways, stairwells, etc.) must also be clearly outlined, even if they do not increase the overall capacity.

Capacity Calculations: 

  1. A separate capacity is required for each proposed licensed area, except ancillary areas.
  2. There are three methods of assigning a capacity to your premises, either:
    1. capacity is assigned by the building department; or
    2. capacity is assigned by the fire department; or
    3. capacity is calculated by an architect or professional engineer.
  3. If neither the building nor fire department will assign a capacity to the proposed licensed areas, you must submit floor plans that show capacity calculations completed by an architect or professional engineer in accordance with the Liquor Licence Act regulations. These floor plans must be STAMPED and SIGNED by the architect or professional engineer.
  4. Licensed areas must be readily distinguishable from areas to which the licence does not apply.

Sample Application form chart:

Area Number

Floor Level

Exact Location of Licensed Area

Indoors or Outdoors

Total area (length x width) m2 or sq.ft.

Estimated capacity



Standing Bar


27.6 m2




Seating Lounge


37.3 m2






21.4 m2


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