To make it easier for cannabis retailers to delegate regulatory reporting to their staff, the AGCO is providing you with the option to set up a store-specific iAGCO account for reporting purposes.

To set up an iAGCO account for reporting purposes:

Create a new email account to use for regulatory reporting Register the...
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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...

The Registrar of Alcohol, Gaming and Racing has approved the applications to amend post times of the 2020 race date schedules made by Picov Downs Inc. for Ajax Downs (Ajax) and by Woodbine Entertainment Group for Woodbine Racetrack (Woodbine).

The Registrar has approved the application made by Dresden Agricultural Society to the...

To assist cannabis retail store owners/operators in the safe, responsible disposal, destruction and recycling of cannabis contained within certain types of vapour products, the AGCO has amended the Registrar’s Standards for Cannabis Retail Stores.

The AGCO recognizes that, with the introduction of vapour products such as disposable...

Effective today, the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) announced that horses not currently in isolation can now exit Woodbine Racetrack. There have been no EHV-1 transmissions outside of Barn 12 in the past 14 days.

One horse in Barn 10 had tested positive and was isolated. All of the remaining horses in Barn 10 tested...

On May 26, 2020, the Registrar announced a number of Temporary Rule Amendments associated with the return to racing. These amendments were developed in consultation with industry representatives in order...

To participate in racing in Ontario, licensees must:

Ensure they hold a valid licence Know their AGCO licence number so their licence status can be verified in iAGCO Be prepared to provide government photo identification to verify their identity

With the launch of iAGCO services, the AGCO no longer issues AGCO horse...

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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 Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) is continuing to supervise the containment of the neuropathogenic form of EHV-1 with additional retesting this week. Results to date indicate the positive cases are limited to a single barn plus a single additional horse from Barn 10 at Woodbine Racetrack.

Barn 10 horses were re-...

As the industry prepares for the resumption of racing, the AGCO would like to provide an update to trainers, assistant trainers, owners and veterinarians looking to add a horse to the Exercise Induced Pulmonary Haemorrhage (EIPH) Program in Ontario.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and in support of the industry as it prepares for the...

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WHEREAS standardbred horse racing was shut down in the Province of Ontario on March 20, 2020, thoroughbred racing was scheduled to commence on April 18, 2020 at Woodbine Racetrack and May 26, 2020 at Fort Erie Race Track, and quarter horse racing was scheduled to commence on May 10, 2020 at Ajax Downs Racetrack, but delayed as a result...

On May 20, 2020, the Registrar announced a number of Temporary Rule Amendments to address pre-racing activities associated with the return to racing. These amendments were based on the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario’s (AGCO...

To prepare for the return to racing, the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) is actively reviewing Ontario’s horse racing rules and regulations to ensure responsible measures are taken to help contain the spread of COVID-19. Of these, several temporary rule changes are being introduced with the aim of reducing the number of horses...

Approval of 2020 Race Date Amendment at Ajax Downs and Fort Erie Racetrack

The Registrar has approved the applications to amend 2020 race date schedules made by Picov Downs Inc. for Ajax Downs (Ajax) and by Fort Erie Live Racing Consortium for Fort Erie Racetrack (Fort Erie).

The Registrar has approved the following:...

The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) received new test results that suggest the containment and mitigation measures continue to contain the neuropathogeniclogical form of EHV-1 to a single barn at Woodbine Racetrack.

As a result, the AGCO has lifted all the restrictions on training for Barns 33 and 35, as well as the...

NOTE: The process to add a horse to the EIPH program in Ontario has changed. Please see Regulatory Submission – EIPH Program – Add or Remove Horse (Ordinarily Competing in Ontario)

As the industry prepares...

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.

Golf...

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Note – this is the third in a series of Notices to the racing community concerning the cases of EHV-1 at Woodbine Racetrack. For ease of reference, the AGCO has created this special blog post. Any future Notices will be posted on this page, along with the May 16 and 17 updates. Please see below.

The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of...

The Ontario Government announced its plans to lift the provincial emergency order on horse racing, effective May 19, 2020.

To prepare for the return to racing, the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) is actively reviewing Ontario’s horse racing rules and regulations to ensure responsible measures are taken to help...

The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) continues to monitor cases of the neurotropic strain of EHV-1 present at Woodbine Racetrack. On May 17, the AGCO reported two thoroughbred horses that resided in...

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