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What We Do: Alcohol

Beer Sales in Grocery Stores

As announced in the 2015 Budget, the Ontario government intends to introduce the sale of beer in up to 450 grocery stores across the province. The AGCO is responsible for authorizing eligible grocers to sell beer and ensuring that beer is sold responsibly and in accordance with the Liquor Licence Act (LLA), the Liquor Control Act (LCA) and their respective regulations.

Please see Information Bulletin No. 038 – Beer Sales in Grocery Stores and Beer Sales in Grocery Stores FAQs Frequently Asked Questions – Beer Sales in Grocery Stores for more details.

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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.