Check the Covid-19 webpage for relevant information regarding the current public health measures under the province’s Roadmap to Reopen affecting each of the AGCO’s regulated sectors.

Please note that the maximum number of 450 grocery store licences in effect at one time, as set out in regulation, has been reached. As a result, AGCO is not accepting any new applications for beer and wine grocery store licences or beer and cider grocery store licences.

The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) is responsible for administering the Liquor Licence and Control Act, 2019 (LLCA), which together with its regulations and the standards and requirements established by the Registrar establish the licensing and regulatory regime for most aspects relating to the sale, service and delivery of liquor in Ontario.

Among its regulatory activities in the liquor sector, the AGCO is responsible for licensing eligible grocers to sell beer and cider or beer and wine, and ensuring that these products are sold responsibly and in accordance with the law.

This portal is intended for those licensed to sell beer and cider or beer and wine in a grocery store in Ontario.

Use the resources below to help you apply for an authorization or to better understand your obligations under Ontario’s regulatory framework for liquor sales in grocery stores.

Line of Business: 
Alcohol
Sector: 
Liquor Sales in Grocery Stores
Audience: 
Grocery Store Owners & Operators

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