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Industry Notice - Return to Racing: Additional Temporary Amendments to the Rules of Racing

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) active review of Ontario’s horse racing rules and regulations, and industry input, to ensure responsible measures are taken to help contain the spread of COVID-19.

Administration Directive No. 1 – 2020 – Association Re-Opening Plan

Preamble

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 of a provincial emergency order and in accordance with public health restrictions related to COVID-19;

Information for Liquor Sales Licensees Selling Liquor for Takeout or Delivery Along with Food

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 part of a food order for takeout or delivery. These changes are effective from March 26, 2020 until December 31, 2020.

New Temporary Change for Cideries to Sell Directly to Consumers

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 the requirement for cideries to have five acres of planted fruit in order to qualify for a retail store at their cidery.

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