Liquor Licence

A liquor licence is granted by the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) for the safe service of alcohol. Licences are processed by the AGCO, but may involve contacting the Township. 

There are two primary types of licences that you may need to contact the Township about: 

1. Special Occasion Permits (temporary - generally for special events such as a cash bar at a wedding)

2. Liquor Sales Licences (permanent - generally for restaurant type businesses to serve alcohol to patrons) 

Special Occasion Permits

Among its responsibilities in the alcohol sector, the AGCO oversees the administration of the Special Occasion Permit (SOP) program, which allows for the sale and service of alcohol on special occasions, such as cash bars at weddings or private receptions, as well as larger scale events that are open to the public, such as charity fundraisers.

A SOP is required any time alcohol is offered for sale anywhere other than in a licensed establishment (such as a bar or restaurant) or a private place (such as a private office or home).

For more information on Special Occasion Permits, visit https://www.agco.ca/ or contact the AGCO via: 

  • iAGCO online portal
  • or Mon-Fri 8:30am-5:00pm by phone at 416-326-8700 / 1-800-522-2876 (toll-free in Ontario)

Liquor Sales Licences

The AGCO is responsible for administering the Liquor Licence Act (LLA) and specific sections of the Liquor Control Act (LCA), which together with the regulations made under them establish the licensing and regulatory regime for most aspects relating to the sale and service of alcohol in Ontario.

Among its responsibilities in the alcohol sector, the AGCO licenses and regulates premises that sell or serve alcohol to the public for on-site consumption. This includes premises such as bars, restaurants, lounges and night clubs.

For more information on Liquor Sales Licences, visit https://www.agco.ca/ or contact the AGCO via: 

  • iAGCO online portal
  • or Mon-Fri 8:30am-5:00pm by phone at 416-326-8700 / 1-800-522-2876 (toll-free in Ontario)