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The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) is responsible for administering the Liquor Licence Act (LLA) and specific sections of the Liquor Control Act (LCA), which together with the regulations made under them establish the licensing and regulatory regime for most aspects relating to the sale and service of alcohol in Ontario.

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

This portal is intended for those seeking an authorization or are already authorized to sell beer, wine and/or cider 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 alcohol sales in grocery stores.

AGCO services for Ontario’s Grocery Store Authorization holders are 100% online! You will complete all of your alcohol-related transactions with the AGCO online. For more information, please visit the iAGCO Information page.


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

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