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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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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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...

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...

This message is to help charitable organizations that are licensed to operate 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...

During this extraordinary and challenging time, the AGCO will continue its activities and services as long as the sectors we regulate remain operative. We are very aware and empathetic to the toll of this pandemic on affected businesses, individuals and families. We are making every effort to support our customers by continuing to deliver...

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The Premier of Ontario declared a state of emergency in Ontario and has ordered that all bars and restaurants in the province close, except for offering takeout food and delivery.

We appreciate the significant impact these closures will have on all those in the hospitality sector across the province and share your deep concern for...

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In light of the extraordinary measures being taken by the Government of Ontario to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, the AGCO will extend the term of all active liquor, gaming and cannabis licences, authorizations and registrations it has issued by three months.

In the case of horse racing, all horseperson licences will be extended...

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Approval of 2020 Race Date Amendment at The Raceway at Western Fair District

The Registrar of Alcohol, Gaming and Racing has approved the application made by The WFA Raceway Corporation to amend the 2020 race date schedule for The Raceway at Western Fair District (Western Fair).

The Registrar has approved the following:...

This message is to confirm the AGCO will be maintaining its services in support of the businesses and citizens that rely on our activities. We will be adapting our services as needed, guided by advice from public health officials.

Monitor recommendations and direction from government and public health authorities

Your decisions...

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Other fit-for-duty assessments that do not require the collection of a biological sample will be used instead.

The 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.

On racing days, racetrack or AGCO staff administer breathalyzer...

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Other fit-for-duty assessments that do not require the collection of a biological sample will be used instead.

The 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.

On racing days, racetrack or AGCO staff administer breathalyzer...

Approval of 2020 Post Time Amendment at Woodbine

The Registrar of Alcohol, Gaming and Racing has approved the application made by Woodbine Entertainment Group to amend post times of the 2020 race date schedule for Woodbine Racetrack (Woodbine).

The Registrar has approved the following:

Woodbine         ...

After 35 years of public service and 16 years at the helm of the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO), Jean Major announced he will be retiring from his roles as Registrar and Chief Executive Officer by the end of August 2020.

Since 2004, Jean has been leading the AGCO on a deliberate modernization journey that...

Approval of 2020 Post Time Amendment at Mohawk

The Registrar of Alcohol, Gaming and Racing has approved the application made by Woodbine Entertainment Group to amend post times of the 2020 race date schedule for Mohawk Racetrack (Mohawk).

The Registrar has approved the following:

Mohawk           

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The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) frequently reviews its horse racing policies and processes as part of its ongoing industry modernization efforts with a goal of supporting the sector in leading the development of its own processes, where appropriate.

Through this process, it has been determined that while the AGCO...

Industry Notice Approval of 2019 Post Time Amendment at Mohawk

The Registrar of Alcohol, Gaming and Racing has approved the application made by Woodbine Entertainment Group to amend post times of the 2019 race date schedule for Mohawk Racetrack (Mohawk).

The Registrar has approved the following:

Mohawk         ...

Industry Notice Approval of 2019 Post Time Amendment at Woodbine

The Registrar of Alcohol, Gaming and Racing has approved the application made by Woodbine Entertainment Group to amend post times of the 2019 race date schedule for Woodbine Racetrack (Woodbine).

The Registrar has approved the following:

Woodbine...

Industry Notice Approval of Fair Race Date at Ohsweken Fair

The Registrar of Alcohol, Gaming and Racing has approved Saturday, September 7, 2019 as a Fair Race Date for the Ohsweken Fair. The Six Nations Agricultural Society applied for and was granted a licence to operate racing as a one day, non-extended meet.

For more...

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