Today, the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) has confirmed that two horses residing at Woodbine Racetrack have tested positive for the neurotropic strain of EHV-1. Both horses are 2-year-old thoroughbred horses that resided in Barn 12 at Woodbine.

The horses were transported from Woodbine to the Ontario Veterinary...

During this extraordinary time, the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) is continuing its activities and services for the sectors we regulate. We wish to offer as much guidance and support as we can to all those who rely on the AGCO’s services and continue to work closely with and support the provincial government with its greater...

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...

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....

Approval of 2020 Race Date Amendment at WoodbineRacetrack

The Registrar has approved the application made by Woodbine Entertainment Group to amend the 2020 race date schedule for Woodbine Racetrack (Woodbine).

The Registrar has approved the following:

Woodbine   

Revised Date(s...

The AGCO remains committed to helping organizations that are licensed to conduct charitable lotteries in Ontario throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and its aftermath. The AGCO understands that charitable priorities and operational circumstances are changing due to the evolving health and safety situation.

Flexibility on Use of Lottery...

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 April 7, the AGCO announced it would temporarily pause issuing cannabis Retail Store Authorizations (RSA) during the period of the Government of Ontario’s emergency order on business closures. Since then, the AGCO has been working with the government on ways to support the emergency order and its public health objectives while also...

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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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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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On Friday, April 3, the Government of Ontario further extended measures to help contain the spread of COVID-19 and protect public health. The government has revised its list of essential services and is requiring all other businesses to close by 11:59 pm on Saturday April 4. This closure will be in effect for 14 days, with the possibility of an...

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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...

On March 17, 2020 the Premier of Ontario declared a state of emergency in Ontario and ordered that all bars and restaurants in the province close, except for offering takeout and delivery of food.  On March 23, the Government of Ontario included as an essential service restaurants and other food facilities that prepare and serve food, but only...

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This message is to help municipalities that license charitable lottery schemes in Ontario understand their options in light of the societal impact of COVID-19. These are truly exceptional times that are affecting all aspects of our lives. We wish to offer as much guidance and support as we can to all those who rely on the AGCO’s services...

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