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What We Do: Alcohol

Beer and Cider Sales in Grocery Stores

The AGCO is responsible for authorizing eligible grocers to sell beer and, as of June 24, 2016, cider, as well as ensuring that beer and cider are sold responsibly and in accordance with the Liquor Licence Act (LLA), the Liquor Control Act (LCA) and their respective regulations.

New: Wine in Grocery Stores

Starting in fall 2016, up to 70 grocery stores will be authorized to sell wine, beer and cider. This is in addition to the 60 grocery stores authorized to sell beer and cider.

The launch of the competitive allocation process for the right to obtain a wholesale supply agreement with the LCBO to sell wine, beer and cider begins June 24, 2016. To learn more, visit the  LCBO Media Centre LCBO Media Centre.

Applicants that successfully bid on an LCBO wholesale supply agreement in this allocation process must also submit an application for an Authorization to the AGCO. Further details on the Authorization process, including the required application forms and deadlines, will be made available on the AGCO’s website in the future.

Application Process

PDF Instructions

New and updated PDF forms on this site can be filled-in and saved locally to your PC. This updated feature preserves all of the information you have filled in, however, version 6.05 or later of Adobe Reader® is required.  Download Adobe Acrobat Reader®

Application Forms and Guides

Other useful information

Important Application Reminders

  • For PDF forms completed online or offline, please ensure ALL the input information has printed out on your application.
  • For PDF forms filled-in by hand, please ensure you PRINT legibly in ink.
  • Please ensure ALL required questions are completed. Incomplete, improperly completed or unsigned applications will be returned to applicant.
  • Please complete all sections and drop off, mail, email ( or fax (416 326-0300) the completed form. Incomplete forms will be returned.
    Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario
    Licensing and Registration Branch
    90 Sheppard Avenue East, Suite 200
    Toronto, Ontario M2N 0A4

If you have any questions, please contact customer service at: 1 416 326-8700.