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.

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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.

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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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The Government of Ontario announced that as of May 16, 2020, some seasonal services and activities are permitted to open, including golf courses. If you are a golf course operator with a liquor sales licensed clubhouse restaurant, you are permitted to sell alcohol with food takeout orders between the hours of 9 a.m. and 11 p.m.

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Police Constable Sunjeet Rangi of the Toronto Police Service’s 13 Division Community Response Unit is the 2020 recipient of the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police (OACP) award for Outstanding Liquor Enforcement. The AGCO congratulates PC Rangi, who has been recognized for his role in a two-year effort to address community complaints...

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As part of the Government of Ontario’s continued efforts to support businesses significantly impacted by the outbreak of COVID-19, the government has approved a change affecting liquor sales licensees that comes into effect today.

Regulation 719 under the Liquor Licence Act (LLA) has been amended to reduce the minimum price of...

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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 is making it easier for cideries to sell directly to consumers.

Effective immediately, the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) has temporarily removed...

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The Ontario government is taking additional measures to help hospitality sector workers and businesses that have been impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak. The province is allowing licensed restaurants and bars to sell spirits with a food order at a lower price and is making it easier for cideries to sell directly to consumers....

On March 20, 2020, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the AGCO authorized a temporary extension that allowed retail stores including authorized grocery stores, Manufacturer’s Retail Stores, LCBO stores including Convenience Outlets, and Brewers Retail Inc. stores (The Beer Store) to sell alcohol from 7:00am to 11:00pm. This extension was set...

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The period of free enrollment to the Smart Serve Responsible Alcohol Sales and Service Training Program has now ended. The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) and Smart Serve partnered to offer free enrollment to the program in April to quickly increase the availability of certified delivery drivers and support the hospitality...

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On March 26, the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) announced new measures introduced by the Government of Ontario temporarily allowing liquor licensed establishments to sell beer, wine and spirits as part of food orders for takeout or delivery. 

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The Ontario government has issued an emergency order under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act to prohibit organized public events and social gatherings. of more than five people with the exception of Funerals which are...

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AGCO News Release Ontario Adopts Temporary Measures to Support Bars, Restaurants and Alcohol Retailers During the COVID-19 Situation NEWS

The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) is announcing a number of temporary measures to support Ontarians and businesses that have been significantly impacted by the spread of COVID-19...

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