As we enter a second provincial state of emergency, the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) will once again be extending the term of all active liquor and gaming licences, registrations and authorizations by three months in order to continue providing support to the people and businesses regulated by the AGCO affected by the COVID-...

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In: General - Thursday, January 14, 2021

Stay-at-home order takes effect in Ontario

In response to rising COVID-19 cases, the Ontario Government declared a second provincial emergency and announced a number of new public health measures to help stop the spread of COVID-19. On Thursday, January 14, 2021, a stay-at-home order took effect in Ontario requiring everyone to remain at home with limited exceptions. More information is...

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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...

To help licensees understand how the Government of Ontario’s new COVID-19 Response Framework affects them, the AGCO...

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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 March 18, 2020, the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) announced that it would be extending by three months the term of all the active licences, authorizations and registrations it has issued. On ...

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On Friday, October 9, 2020, the Government of Ontario announced that it introduced additional, targeted public health measures in the Ottawa, Peel, and Toronto public health unit regions...

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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 19, 2020 the Ontario Government announced reductions in the number of people permitted to attend unmonitored and private social gatherings across the entire province...

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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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On April 7, 2020, the Ontario government made an emergency order under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act to support the cannabis retail sector through the COVID-19 pandemic, temporarily allowing authorized cannabis retail stores to offer delivery and...

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On March 18, 2020, the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) announced that it would be extending by three months the term of all the active liquor, gaming and cannabis licences, authorizations and...

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While the government has recently announced that emergency orders have been extended to July 29, the order allowing cannabis delivery...

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On March 28, 2020, the Ontario government issued an emergency order under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act to prohibit organized public events and social gatherings of more than...

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July 2020 – In line with our commitment to supporting the Charitable Gaming sector, the AGCO will now permit the acceptance of credit cards, as well as debit cards, for charitable gaming transactions at paper-based bingo facilities, on a temporary basis during the pandemic. This was an industry suggestion and is intended to provide some...

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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June 2020 – In response to requests from the charitable gaming sector, the AGCO has increased flexibility for Bingo Revenue Model licensees wanting to run a media bingo while facilities are closed to the public due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Once approved, Hall Charity Associations together with bingo hall operators can proceed...

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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