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 wineries to operate wine boutiques in grocery stores, and ensuring that products are sold responsibly and in accordance with the law.

This portal is intended for those seeking an authorization or who are already authorized to operate a wine boutique in a grocery store.

Use the forms and 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.

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