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Toronto ON – The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) is moving to revoke the liquor sales licence of Hamilton bar Club 33, for alleged repeated violations of the Liquor Licence and Control Act, 2019 (LLCA). The AGCO is taking this step following a...

Toronto, ON - The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) has issued a Notice of Proposal (NOP) for a 60-day liquor sales licence suspension of Kelsey’s Restaurant (1773731 Ontario Ltd.) in Huntsville, Ontario (Kelsey’s Huntsville). The AGCO Registrar has reason to believe that several violations of the...

In recognition of the national and international significance of the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 Australia & New Zealand (FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023), the Registrar of the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) will permit liquor sales licensees to extend their hours of sales and service to begin at 7:00 a.m. for the...

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Note: As announced on June 30, 2023, the AGCO is extending the period to complete Smart Serve recertification. Certificates with an expiry date between July 1, 2023 and August 31, 2023 remain valid until September 1, ...

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Toronto ON –The Deputy Registrar of the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) has issued a Notice of Proposal (NOP) to revoke the liquor sales licence of Afro-East Restaurant, located at 91 Queen St S, Kitchener, ON. The Deputy Registrar has reasonable grounds to believe that the licence holder will not carry on business in accordance...

Note: As announced on June 30, 2023, the AGCO is extending the period to complete Smart Serve recertification. Certificates with an expiry date between July 1, 2023 and August 31, 2023 remain valid until September 1, ...

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The AGCO would like to remind liquor sales licensees and manufacturers that hold a by-the-glass endorsement that the Ontario government’s new approval framework for temporary outdoor physical extensions (temporary...

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The Registrar of the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) has approved the start of liquor service in the province at 7:00 a.m. for liquor sales licensees during the FIFA World Cup 2022 tournament. This approval is temporary and only for the duration of tournament play, which starts on November 20, 2022 and ends on December 18, 2022...

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Note: As announced on June 30, 2023, the AGCO is extending the period to complete Smart Serve recertification. Certificates with an expiry date between July 1, 2023 and August 31, 2023 remain valid until September 1, ...

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Toronto ON – The Registrar of the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) has issued an Order of Suspension for the liquor licence of EFS Social Club located at 647 King St. W. Toronto. The suspension is in immediate effect and the club is not legally allowed to sell or serve alcohol for the duration of the suspension.

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Beer and wine grocery store licensees are reminded that amendments to subsection 89(10) of Regulation 746/21 under the Liquor Licence and Control Act, 2019 (LLCA), which change the product display requirements, took effect July 1, 2022.

The AGCO previously announced these changes in...

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In light of recent regulatory changes, and to clarify certain rules around the sale and service of liquor, the AGCO would like to provide the following information to municipalities:

Registrar’s 2021-22 Policy for Temporary Patio Approvals for Liquor Sales Licensees Caterer’s Endorsement to a Manufacturer’s Licence 1....
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In light of recent regulatory changes, and to clarify certain rules around the sale and service of liquor, the AGCO would like to remind liquor sales licensees of the 2021-22 Patio Policy and provide an update to the Registrar’s Interim Standards and Requirements for Liquor relating to caterer’s endorsements.

Registrar’s 2021–22 Policy...
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In light of recent regulatory changes, and to clarify certain rules around the sale and service of liquor, the AGCO would like to provide the following reminders to licensed manufacturers:

Caterer’s Endorsement to a Manufacturer’s Licence Update to Registrar’s Interim Standards and Requirements for Liquor: Caterer’s Endorsement...
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Effective today, licensed manufacturers may apply online to the AGCO through the iAGCO portal for the new caterer’s endorsement.

The new endorsement will allow manufacturers with a by-the-glass endorsement to sell and serve liquor at catered events at...

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December 30, 2021 – As the latest wave of the COVID-19 pandemic continues to surge, Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) Compliance Officials will be out on New Year’s Eve visiting bars and restaurants in communities across the province to ensure they are complying with provincial public health requirements.

On December...

TORONTO ON - On December 3, 2021, the Registrar of the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO), immediately suspended the liquor licence of Zucchinis Cucina located at 43 Kerr Street, Unit 5, in Oakville Ontario, as the Registrar considers it is necessary in the public interest.

The Deputy Registrar also seeks to revoke the...

On November 19, 2021, the Registrar of the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO), issued an Order of Interim Suspension of the liquor licence of CAGE KTV & BAR located at 3560 Victoria Park Avenue in North York, Ontario, for reasons of public interest and safety. The interim suspension took immediate effect. This bar is not...

On November 10, 2021, the Registrar of the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO), issued an Order of Interim Suspension of the liquor licence of Wild Wing Belleville located at 366 North Front Street Unit 26, in Belleville, Ontario for reasons of public interest and safety. The interim suspension took immediate effect.

The...

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