Liquor Licensing Board of Ontario
Liquor Licence Board of Ontario was the regulatory agency responsible for issuing liquor permits and regulating the sale, service and consumption of beverage alcohol in Ontario to promote moderation and responsible use to establishment in Ontario.
Prior to the LLBO, the LCBO was the temporary agency responsible for issuing individual and vendor alcohol permits in the province following the end of prohibition in 1927. From 1916 to 1927 alcohol was banned in the province of Ontario under the Ontario Temperance Act.
Established in 1947 under the Liquor Licence Act (Ontario), which permitted alcohol to be sold and consumed in public taverns for the first time since World War I, the agency is not to be mistaken with the Liquor Control Board of Ontario, an alcohol retailer.
Evolution of LLBO
The LLBO was replaced by the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario in 1998 under the Alcohol and Gaming Regulation and Public Protection Act (Ontario) passed in 1996.
The LLBO name lives on in many eateries and entertainment establishments which display the name to indicate the location is legally licensed to serve alcohol.
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