Earlier today, the Ontario Government announced new public health measures to limit the spread of COVID-19. More information is available in the government’s news release.

The changes include limits on construction...

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Yesterday, the Ontario Government declared a third provincial emergency and issued a province-wide Stay-at-Home order requiring everyone to remain at home except for essential purposes. More information is available in the government’s...

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In response to the rapid increase in COVID-19 transmission, the Ontario Government declared a third provincial emergency and issued a province-wide stay-at-home order. The stay-at-home order is in effect as of today, April 8, 2021 at 12:01 a.m. More information is available in the government’s ...

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Today, the Ontario government announced a provincewide emergency brake based on escalating COVID-19 case numbers and public health expert advice.

All 34 Public Health Unit Regions...

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On February 8, 2021, the Government of Ontario announced that when it is safe to do so, each region of the province will transition gradually from the Stay-at-Home order currently...

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As we enter a second provincial state of emergency, the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) will once again be extending the term of all active liquor and gaming licences, registrations and authorizations by three months in order to continue providing support to the people and businesses regulated by the AGCO affected by the COVID-...

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In: General - Thursday, January 14, 2021

Stay-at-home order takes effect in Ontario

In response to rising COVID-19 cases, the Ontario Government declared a second provincial emergency and announced a number of new public health measures to help stop the spread of COVID-19. On Thursday, January 14, 2021, a stay-at-home order took effect in Ontario requiring everyone to remain at home with limited exceptions. More information is...

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Today the Auditor General published a Value for Money Audit report on the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario. The review identified some valuable areas for improvement. The AGCO has always been committed to continuous improvement and will work closely with the Government of Ontario and with the regulated sectors as it addresses many of...

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Earlier today, the Government of Ontario announced it will change the classification of several public health regions within its Keeping Ontario Safe and Open Framework, including moving Toronto and Peel regions...

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The AGCO’s mandate is to regulate the alcohol, gaming, horse racing and cannabis retail sectors in accordance with the principles of honesty and integrity, and in the public interest.

Throughout the pandemic, the AGCO has continued its compliance monitoring activities to ensure the individuals and businesses working in these sectors...

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To help licensees understand how the Government of Ontario’s new COVID-19 Response Framework affects them, the AGCO...

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On March 18, 2020, the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) announced that it would be extending by three months the term of all the active licences, authorizations and registrations it has issued. On ...

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On Friday, October 9, 2020, the Government of Ontario announced that it introduced additional, targeted public health measures in the Ottawa, Peel, and Toronto public health unit regions...

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On September 19, 2020 the Ontario Government announced reductions in the number of people permitted to attend unmonitored and private social gatherings across the entire province...

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Following the February 2020 post announcing the retirement of the AGCO’s CEO and Registrar Jean Major in early September, and the appointment of Tom Mungham as his successor, the AGCO is announcing some other notable changes...

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In: General - Thursday, August 20, 2020

AGCO Newsletters: We’ve gone digital!

To support the AGCO’s commitment to a digital-first approach as a modern regulator, we have moved our existing print newsletters (Licence Line, Lottery Line and Race Line) to an “e-newsletter” format. We will also be launching an e-newsletter for the cannabis retail regulation sector. This change aligns with the Ontario Government’s...

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On March 28, 2020, the Ontario government issued an emergency order under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act to prohibit organized public events and social gatherings of more than...

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On March 18, 2020, the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) announced that it would be extending by three months the term of all the active liquor, gaming and cannabis licences, authorizations and...

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On March 18, 2020, we advised you that the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) would be extending by three months the term of all the active liquor, gaming and cannabis licences, authorizations and...

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During this extraordinary and challenging time, the AGCO will continue its activities and services as long as the sectors we regulate remain operative. We are very aware and empathetic to the toll of this pandemic on affected businesses, individuals and families. We are making every effort to support our customers by continuing to deliver...

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