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 responsibilities in the alcohol sector, the AGCO licenses and regulates establishments that sell or serve alcohol to the public for on-site consumption.  This includes establishments such as bars, restaurants, lounges and night clubs, although there are no restrictions in the LLA on the type of business that can apply for a liquor sales licence.

This portal is intended for municipalities and their officials.

Use the forms and resources below to help you better understand liquor licensing laws and requirements and to access public notifications and applications for licences in your municipality.

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