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Liquour Licences

Liquor licences are issued by the Registrar of Alcohol and Gaming, including Special Occasion Permits issued by the Liquor Control Board of Ontario. A Liquour Sales Licence endorsement is for on-premise sale, service and consumption of beverage alcohol. (e.g., at bars, restaurants, hotels, etc.).

Types of Liquor Sales Licences

The AGCO issues eight (8) types of endorsements, seven of which allow liquor sales licensees to sell and serve alcohol under specific conditions. Endorsements are additions to the liquor sales licence. Licensees may hold more than one endorsement but endorsements are only valid when combined with an active liquor sales licence.

Mini-Bar Endorsement:
A mini-bar endorsement permits the sale of beverage alcohol from a mini-bar dispenser in a room rented by guests in a hotel or motel which has licensed premises.

Room Service Endorsement:
A room service endorsement permits the sale and service of beverage alcohol to persons registered as guests in a facility that rents overnight accommodation such as a hotel or motel provided the facility has a liquor sales licence.

Bring Your Own Wine  Endorsement:
A bring-your-own wine endorsement authorizes the holder of a liquor sales licence for a restaurant or for a banquet room located in a hotel or motel to permit patrons to bring unopened bottles of commercially made wine into the restaurant or banquet room to which the licence applies, for their own consumption. Detailed information on Bring Your Own Wine endorsements can be found here.

More types of  Liquor Sales Licence Endorsements.

Application for a Liquour Sales Licence Endorsement.

Hotel/Motel Lobby Areas

Liquor may now be sold, served and consumed in hotel and motel lobbies that have been licensed. A specific regulatory exemption now permits the lobbies of hotels and motels to be covered by a liquor sales licence, including having them added to existing licences. More information can be found here 

Resources

Guidelines for Sampling
Lisensing of Wahrooms, Stairways, Hallways & other Areas
Pricing & Promotion of Liquor
You & the Liquour Laws Plus

Announcements

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Liquor sales licence applications to be posted online as of September 30th - Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Effective September 30th, 2013, The AGCO will no longer require posting of newspaper ads to inform communities about a liquor application, as they will now be able to obtain this information from the AGCO’s website. Placarding in the storefront windows of establishments is unchanged. For more information read here.

 
Changes to Liquor Laws - Friday, August 12, 2011

Attorney General Chris Bentley is proposing changes to Ontario’s alcohol laws that will remove barriers and restrictions for special events, festivals, and licensed establishments, including allowing all-inclusive vacation packages to be sold in Ontario.  The GTHA is participating in the consultation process. The Ministry is interested in hearing your feedback. Responses can be sent directly to the Ministry at consultwithus@ontario.ca   For more information read the Ministry press release and backgrounder.