Under the Liquor Licence Act:
• O. Reg. 719 (Licences to Sell Liquor)
• O. Reg. 720 (Manufacturer's Licences)
Bill or Act:
Amendments to regulations under the Liquor Licence Act - Cider and Fruit Wine Sales at Farmers' Markets and Regulatory Modernization
Summary of Decision:
These regulations were approved and filed on April 14, 2016.
Summary of Proposal:
Regulation 720 under the Liquor Licence Act has been amended to enable manufacturers holding a manufacturers' licence from the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) to be authorized to sell their 100% Ontario fruit wine and cider at farmers' markets through an occasional extension of their on-site retail store authorization. Additionally, Regulation 720 has been amended to allow wineries authorized to sell at farmers' markets to leave from their winery, sell at a farmers' market and return to their winery within a 24 hour period.
Regulation 719 has been amended to permit all beverage alcohol manufacturers to apply to the AGCO for a Tied House Licence for each of the manufacturer's production sites; however, manufacturers would only be permitted to apply for a single Tied House Licence for each manufacturing site.
Ministry of the Attorney General
Agency and Tribunal Relations Division
720 Bay Street, 3rd Floor
Toronto, ON M7A 2S9
May 1, 2016