Hotel Le Germain Maple Leaf Square
Although immersed in the city's vibrant core, just steps from the Air Canada Centre, Hôtel Le Germain Maple Leaf Square is a quiet oasis offering elegance and refinement. Hôtel Le Germain Maple Leaf Square's immense windows and glimmering metal facade make a distinct impression. In harmony with Le Germain style, the hotel showcases natural elements such as wood and stone. Business and leisure travellers alike will recognize Le Germain Boutique-hotels' unparalleled warmth, comfort and sophisticated design. Both the public spaces and guest rooms are designed to foster relaxation. To further incorporate a sensation of grandeur, an elliptical glass column transcends five storeys at the core of the building. At Hôtel Le Germain Maple Leaf Square, a room is not a hotel room; it is a private sanctuary enveloped in natural light with generous, operable windows and warm wood accents. Le Germain guest rooms are elegantly designed, yet never at the expense of warmth and comfort. Naturally lit, spa-like bathrooms with rainfall showers, goose-down duvets, feather pillows and comfy chairs will make you feel pampered, relaxed and rejuvenated.
Hotel Le Germain Maple Leaf Square
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Beverage Alcohol

The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) is responsible for administering the Liquor Licence Act (LLA) that covers most aspects of Ontario's beverage alcohol laws. These laws provide the regulatory requirements for responsible sale and service of beverage alcohol in the province. The AGCO is also responsible for overseeing the administration of Special Occasion Permits (SOPs).

The Liquor Control Board of Ontario (LCBO), which is responsible for the retail sale of beverage alcohol at Ontario government stores, issues SOPs on behalf of the AGCO.  The Liquor Control Board of Ontario (LCBO), which is responsible for the retail sale of beverage alcohol at Ontario government stores, issues SOPs on behalf of the AGCO.

Liquor Licence Act Regulatory Changes Now in Effect as of June 2011.

A series of amendments to Ontario’s liquor laws (Regulation 719 of the Liquor Licence Act) are now in effect.  More detailed information is available here.

Smoking now banned on outdoor patios in Ontario
The Ontario government has announced a ban on smoking at outdoor patio bars and restaurants, whether covered or not. This law became effective January 1, 2015.
A restaurant or bar patio is defined as an area:
    • The public can access to eat food or drink beverages, for a fee or at no cost.
    • Where food or drinks are served, sold or offered by employees.
    • That is not a private home.
Regulations under the Smoke-Free Ontario Act prohibits smoking tobacco in all enclosed workplaces and enclosed public places as well as other designated places in Ontario. Read more here.

Resources:
Alcohol & Gaming Commission of Ontario
You & the Liquor Laws
Responsible Service Tip Sheets

A Guide for Staff of Liquor Sales Licensed Establishments

You and the Liquor Laws Plus — A Guide for Owners and Managers of Liquor Sales Licensed Establishments

Smart Serve Ontario - Responsible Alcohol Service Beverage Training