Licensed Events

On November 9, 2021, the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) announced they are introducing a new 5-year Smart Serve recertification requirement, effective July 1, 2022.

Read the full AGCO news bulletin – CLICK HERE

If you hold a certificate issued PRIOR to July 1, 2018, your certificate will expire on June 30, 2023.

Licensed Events

Events that take place on municipal property must follow the Municipal Alcohol Policy. Event organizers must meet with municipal staff at least two weeks before the event takes place to discuss the policy.

Public events may need to be designated municipally significant in order to apply for a liquor permit. These requests should be submitted 6 to 8 weeks before the event to allow enough time for the Clerk to consider the application and issue a letter to the organizer to submit with their liquor permit application to an LCBO location.

Special Occasion Permits

The Alcohol and Gaming Commission regulates the sale and serving of liquor in licensed establishments and at special events. There are different processes depending upon the type of event and whether it is inside or outside a building, whether it is a municipal facility or in a municipal park.

The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario has a number of Guides and Forms available on their website. They are also available by calling 1-800-522-2876.

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