Liquor Sales Licence - Tied House

A “Tied House” Licence permits a restaurant/establishment for a brewery, winery or distillery that share a municipal or property address with the manufacturing site, where a manufacturer’s products may be “showcased” on their own or in conjunction with other brands and types of liquor. The licensee is exempt from the requirement of having to sell a variety of brands but must provide for the full sale and service of liquor and food within the licensed premises.

Manufacturer’s Limited Liquor Sales Licence (“By the Glass”)

A Manufacturer’s Limited Liquor Sales Licence (“By the Glass” Licence) allows eligible Ontario breweries and wineries to sell and serve their products for consumption on their manufacturing site(s) where the sale is primarily aimed at promoting the manufacturer’s product and either providing an enhanced tourist experience or fulfilling an educational purpose.

Note: A beer or wine manufacturing site may have both a “Tied House” and a Manufacturer’s Limited Liquor Sales (“By the Glass”) Licence. Patrons are permitted to move freely between the licensed areas with their beverages, however, licensees must ensure adherence to rules regarding the permissible hours of sale for each licence type. Generally, the hours of liquor sales and service for “Tied Houses” are 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 a.m. on any day. Under a “By the Glass” Licence, beer, wine or spirits may generally be sold between 9:00a.m. – 12:00 a.m. on any day.

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