The Registrar is authorized to extend the hours of sale of liquor at a licensed premise for an event which is of municipal, provincial, national or international significance.

  • Hours will not be extended for televised events
  • Applications for extended hours must be submitted at least thirty (30) days prior to event date
  • Applications for extended hours may be refused, if in the opinion of the Registrar:
    • The event is not considered a significant event
    • The extension of hours is not in the public interest, or
    • An extension of hours is not necessary to promote the success of the event.

The following must accompany the application:

Liquor Sales Licence Holders

  • Municipal Designation
    ​A Municipal Designation must be submitted if the event is of municipal significance, and it must include the following information:
    • Name and address of the premises for which extended hours are requested;
    • Description of events that are occurring in the premises (i.e. how is the premises linked to the overall event?)
    • Reasons why the event is municipally significant
    • Explanation of how the extension of hours for the sale and service of liquor at the premises will promote the success of the event.
  • Municipality Notification (for events of provincial, national and international significance)
    All applications submitted to the AGCO for a temporary extension of hours for events of provincial, national and international significance must be accompanied by a copy of the written notification the applicant has sent to the local municipality.
  • Police Notification
    A copy of the written notification sent by the event organizer to the local police must be submitted. The notification must advise the police of the following:
    • That the licensee is applying to the AGCO for an extension of hours (for the sale and service of liquor);
    • Names and addresses of all premises that are listed on the application;
    • Names and date(s) of the event;
    • Date(s) and time(s) of extension requested.

Event Organizers

  • Municipal Designation
    A Municipal Designation must be submitted if the event is of municipal significance, and it must include the following information:
    • Name and address of all premises for which extended hours are requested
    • Description of events that are occurring in each premises (i.e. how is each premises linked to the overall event?)
    • Reasons why the event is municipally significant
    • Explanation of how the extension of hours for the sale and service of liquor at the premises will promote the success of the event.
  • Municipality Notification (for events of provincial, national and international significance)
    All applications submitted to the AGCO for a temporary extension of hours for events of provincial, national and international significance must be accompanied by a copy of the written notification the applicant has sent to the local municipality.
  • Police Notification
    A copy of the written notification sent by the event organizer to the local police must be submitted. The notification must advise the police of the following:
    • That the event organizer is applying to the AGCO for an extension of hours (for the sale and service of liquor)
    • Names and addresses of all premises that are listed on the application
    • Names and date(s) of the event.
  • Letters of Confirmation
    A “Letter of Confirmation” must be submitted from each premises listed on the application for extended hours. The Letter of Confirmation must be signed by the premises’ Liquor Sales Licence holder and confirm that the premises is requesting extended hours (for the sale and service of liquor)

    Note: The event organizer must ensure that all Letters of Confirmation are submitted with the application. If an application for extension of hours is submitted without a Letter of Confirmation from each premises, the application will not be processed.

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