Under the Liquor Licence Act:
O. Reg. 719 (Licences to Sell Liquor)
O. Reg. 720 (Manufacturer's Licences)
Regulation - LGIC
Bill or Act:
Liquor Licence Act
Summary of Decision:
It is anticipated that these regulations will be approved and filed on March 15, 2018.
Analysis of Regulatory Impact:
No costs anticipated to businesses
Summary of Proposal:
Regulation 719 under the Liquor Licence Act has been amended to allow manufacturers who currently have a licence to sell spirits to the Liquor Control Board of Ontario to apply for a licence to sell spirits by the glass at their manufacturing sites. Additionally, Regulation 719 has been amended to prescribe the serving size for spirits served by the glass at distilleries to be equal to or less than 43 ml (1.5 oz.). The serving size aligns with the industry standard regarding a standard drink of distilled spirits.
Regulation 720 has been amended to allow manufacturers of 100% Ontario honey wine and 100% Ontario maple wine who have on-site winery retail stores to obtain an authorization to sell these products at farmers' markets through an occasional extension of their on-site retail store authorization. The same conditions that currently apply to the sale of fruit wine and VQA wine at farmers' markets would apply to honey wine and maple wine. Additionally, this amendment adds definitions for the terms "honey wine" and "maple wine" to the provision respecting sales at farmers' markets.
Ministry of the Attorney General
Agency and Tribunal Relations Division
720 Bay Street, 3rd Floor
Toronto, ON M7A 2S9
March 15, 2018