March 2020
AGCO Temporarily Allowing Liquor Licensees to Sell Alcohol with Takeout or Delivery Orders

2020-03-26 1:18:19 PM

The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) has amended Regulation 719: Licenses to Sell Liquor under the Liquor License Act to temporarily allow liquor sales licensees to sell beer, wine and spirits as part of a food order for takeout or delivery. This is effective immediately and will be in place until December 31, 2020.

Licensees will still be required to follow the permitted hours of sale, 9am to 11pm, and liquor can be sold through a third party, such as food delivery services, as if they are acting on behalf of the licensee. Liquor must only be sold with the purchase of food. 

While there is no limit on the amount of liquor that can be sold through this option, all individuals involved in the sale or delivery of liquor must have completed Smart Serve training.

Liquor licensees will not have to apply, request permission, or notify the AGCO on this.

On March 23rd, the Ontario government included restaurants and other food facilities as an essential service amid the provincial state of emergency declared due to COVID-19. 

For more details, please see below:

AGCO: Info Bulletin No. 61: Liquor sales licensees may now sell liquor for takeout or delivery along with food  

Regulation 719: Licenses to Sell Liquor 


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