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The Registrar of the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) has issued Orders of Monetary Penalties to five (5) Sobeys locations for non-compliance with Ontario’s anti-inducement rules. The orders of $7,500 to each location total $37,500 in all.

Following an investigation, the AGCO determined that Sobeys entered into a...

Earlier today, the government posted proposed regulations for the Liquor Licence and Control Act, 2019 (LLCA) on the province’s Regulatory Registry.

The LLCA received Royal Assent in December 2019 and sets out the legislative...

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The Registrar of the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) has issued an Order of Interim Suspension of the liquor licence of Family Kitchen located at 73 Erie Street South, Leamington, for reasons of public interest and safety.  The interim suspension takes effect immediately. At the same time, the Registrar has also issued a ...

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The Registrar of the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) has issued an Order of Interim Suspension of the liquor licence of Simmering Kettle located at 531 Bryne Dr. Unit B2, Barrie, for reasons of public interest and safety.  The interim suspension takes effect immediately. At the same time, the Registrar has also issued a ...

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The Registrar of the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) has issued an Order of Interim Suspension of the liquor licence of The South Branch Bistro, located at 15 Clothier Street East in Kemptville, for reasons of public interest and safety.  The interim suspension takes effect immediately. At the same time, the Registrar has...

On December 9, 2020, the Government of Ontario amended a number of regulations to support bars and restaurants as they work to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic and offer consumers greater choice and convenience, now and into the future. In addition, the AGCO amended some of its policies to provide additional relief and reduce administrative...

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Toronto Police charged licensee with failing to comply with ROA order

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The Registrar of the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) has issued an Order of interim suspension of the liquor licence of Bar Karma located at 512 Queen St West, Toronto, for reasons of public interest and safety.

The Registrar also...

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The Registrar of the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) has lifted the Orders to suspend the liquor licences of Senate Sports Tavern located at 33 Clarence Street, and Senate South located at 1159 Bank Street Ottawa. The establishments will be allowed to reopen, under strict conditions.

A hearing before the...

Licence holders must act with honesty and integrity

NEWS

The Registrar of the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) has issued Orders to immediately suspend the liquor licences of Senate Sports Tavern located at 33 Clarence Street, and Senate South located at 1159 Bank Street Ottawa, for reasons of public interest and...

Serious consequences for licensed establishments who open contrary to  Emergency Orders 

NEWS 

The Registrar of the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) has issued an Order to...

On Friday, October 16, 2020, the Government of Ontario announced that as of 12:01 am on Monday, October 19, York Region will enter modified Stage 2 restrictions for a minimum of 28 days. These measures align with the public...

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On Friday, October 2, 2020, the Government of Ontario announced that it has amended the ...

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On September 25, the AGCO shared information about changes to the hours of sale and service of alcohol at licensed establishments announced by the Government of Ontario.

The Government of Ontario has made...

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(Updated October 1, 2020)

On Friday, September 25, 2020, the Government of Ontario announced that it has amended the ...

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On September 17, 2020 the Government announced amendments to order O. Reg 364/20: Rules for Areas in Stage...

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In light of recent regulatory changes to help businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) would like to clarify certain rules around the sale of liquor to ensure a common and clear understanding among liquor sales licensees and licensed manufacturers.

Liquor Sales Licensees

As of...

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The Ontario government is amending liquor laws to provide consumers with more delivery options and allow boat operators with liquor sales licences to temporarily sell and serve alcohol while their boat is docked. These changes, which come into effect today, are designed to support the recovery of workers and businesses as Ontario’s...

As the Government of Ontario continues to allow more regions to enter Stage 2 of reopening, the AGCO would like to remind those liquor sales licensees who are...

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The Ontario government will allow restaurants and bars to temporarily extend outdoor patio spaces to safely accommodate patrons and staff once licensed establishments are permitted to fully reopen for business. This action will help support hospitality sector workers and businesses impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak.

As...

As part of its broader package of measures to support Ontarians and businesses that have been significantly impacted by the outbreak of COVID-19, the Government of Ontario amended Regulation 719 under the Liquor Licence Act (LLA) to temporarily allow liquor sales licensees (i.e., licensed bars and restaurants) to sell beer, wine and spirits as...

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