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Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario

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Record #: OAK1411 Last Full Update: 22 Jul 2013
Record Details
Alternate NameAGCO
Former NameLiquor Licence Board of Ontario ; Gaming Control Commission
Contact Numbers
Office Phone416-326-8700 
Toll Free Phone1-800-522-2876 
Contact Information
Address & Map
AGCO Head Office
90 Sheppard Ave E, Suite 200-300
Toronto, ON M2N 0A4
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Located In CommunityToronto
Wheelchair AccessibilityFully Accessible
Service Details
Areas ServedOntario
DescriptionA provincial regulatory agency that reports to the Ministry of the Attorney General and is responsible for the administration of the Alcohol and Gaming Regulation and Public Protection Act, Liquor Licence Act, Gaming Control Act, Wine Content and Labelling Act, Liquor Control Act, and the Charity Lottery Licensing Order-in-Council. 
* regulates the sale, service, and consumption of beverage alcohol and ensures that casino gaming, charitable gaming and lotteries are conducted in the public interest, by people who are socially and financially responsible 
* licence application forms are available on the AGCO website 
* a Special Occasion Permit (SOP) is required in order to sell or serve liquor at an event in any location other than a licensed establishment, residence or a private place 
* private place is an indoor place that is not generally open to the public and is not open to the public at the time of the event 
* permits are for special events, such as weddings, charitable fundraisers and receptions 
There are three types of special occasions for which a permit may be issued: 
Private event:  
* for events where only invited guests will attend 
* these events cannot be advertised and there can be no intent to gain or profit from the sale of alcohol at the event 
Public event:  
* for events that are open to the public 
* public events can be advertised and allow for fundraising/profit from the sale of alcohol 
Industry promotional event: 
* for events held to promote a manufacturer’s product(s) through sampling 
* there can be no intent to gain or profit from the sale of alcohol at the event  
Special Occasion Permits are issued through LCBO stores across Ontario. Visit the website for more information.
HoursOffice Mon-Fri 8:30 am-5 pm 
EligibilityAges: 19 year(s) and up 
18 for gaming
ApplicationLicence application forms are available on the AGCO website.
FeesService - fees vary - see website
LanguagesEnglish ; French
FundingProvincial ; Fees
Service Level(30) Provincial Government
Service CategoriesBeer/Liquor Licences and Permits