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Under a Tailgate Event Permit, the permit holder must allow patrons to bring their own liquor for consumption at the event.

It is the responsibility of the permit holder to ensure that patrons attending the tailgate event do not leave the permit area with unsealed or opened liquor.

The permit holder may allow a patron to remove liquor from the premises if the liquor is in a securely closed container. If a patron is departing the event in a motorized vehicle (other than a form of public transit), the liquor must be sealed and unopened, or packed in baggage that is fastened closed and not readily available to anyone in the vehicle.


The permit holder may advertise or promote the availability of liquor only in accordance with the Liquor Licence and Control Act, its regulations and the standards and requirements established by the Registrar.


The permit holder must provide sufficient security to ensure that the conditions of the permit and requirements of the standards and requirements established by the Registrar are observed.


Smart Serve Ontario offers a responsible liquor beverage service training program for the Ontario hospitality industry. While not a requirement, permit holders and/or their staff may wish to consider taking this training to learn more about safe and responsible sale and service of liquor. For more information, please contact Smart Serve Ontario (see Key Liquor Industry Contacts).

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