Inspectors to check Ontario bars close at 11pm on New Year’s Eve | The Canadian News

The Ontario Alcohol and Gaming Commission (AGCO) says compliance officials will visit bars and restaurants on New Year’s Eve to make sure they are following public health restrictions.

In a press release issued Thursday, the AGCO said that while the “vast majority” of the province’s licensed establishments have followed the rules during the pandemic, steps have been taken, such as suspension or revocation of a liquor license, against various companies.

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Current public health restrictions require bars, restaurants, and strip clubs to have a 50 percent capacity limit, stop selling alcohol after 10 p.m., and close at 11 p.m.

“As the countdown to New Year’s Eve approaches, anyone considering going to a bar or restaurant should be aware of all public health measures in place and not make it difficult for establishment staff to enforce them.” said AGCO Registrar and Chief Executive Officer Tom Mungham. it said in the statement.

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