Taking Precautions can save lives.

Studies conducted in the U.S. show that more than half of all impaired drivers consume their last drink at a licensed establishment. As a licensee, you are responsible under the Liquor Licence Act to ensure patrons do not reach the point of intoxication and that they leave your premises safely. You can set a certain standard for your establishment and support your staff when they take necessary and responsible action to curb impaired driving, helping to make tragic accidents and deaths a thing of the past. If you or your staff have reason to believe a patron is intoxicated and will get behind the wheel of a car, it is important to call 911 immediately. We all have a role to play in keeping our streets and our communities protected against the dangers of impaired driving.

Liquor license can be revoked and issued a serious fine. Safe service and conscientious management of licensed establishments is crucial for public safety.

Fundimentals

  • Acceptable Forms of Identification (ID)
    The only legally acceptable forms of identification are:

    • Ontario Driver's Licence

    • Canadian Passport

    • Canadian Citizenship Card

    • Canadian Armed Forces Card

    • Bring Your Identfication (BYID) card issued by the LCBO

    • Secure Indian Status Card (Canadian)

    • Permanent Resident Card (Canadian)

    • Any photo card issued under the Photo Card Act 2008

  • Hours of Alcohol Sale Service

    • Licensed Establishments:

      • Monday to Sunday: 11 a.m. to 2 a.m.

      • New Year's Eve (December 31): 11 a.m. to 3 a.m.

      Special Occasion Permit Events:

      • Monday to Sunday: 11 a.m. to 2 a.m.

      • New Year's Eve (December 31): 11 a.m. to 3 a.m.

      Please note: Serving hours remain the same on federal, provincial, and municipal election days.

  • Mandatory Signs

    The Sandy's Law sign, or the sign warning women about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, must be prominently posted in all licensed establishments.

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