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Consolidated Distribution of Ontario Beer, Wine, Cider and Spirits

LCBO has established distribution policies to enable Ontario beer, wine, cider and spirit manufacturers to bring their products to market in an efficient manner, including pooled distribution of eligible products from other manufacturers and permitting the use of third-party businesses to facilitate distribution.

Businesses must apply and obtain an authorization from the LCBO in order to warehouse and distribute the eligible products of other manufacturers to grocery stores, wine boutiques, licensees (bars and restaurants) or LCBO stores under the program. The Consolidated Distribution program does not restrict the ability of Ontario beer, wine, cider and spirit manufacturers to warehouse and distribute their own products.

There are specific conditions applicable to manufacturers of beer, wine, cider and spirits, as well as third-party businesses. Applicants should read carefully the Consolidated Distribution policy, as well as the program procedures documents prior to submitting an application to ensure they fully understand program conditions.

All completed applications may be submitted to distribution.policy@lcbo.comor through the mail to:

LCBO Corporate Affairs Department (#818)
55 Lake Shore Boulevard East
Toronto, Ontario M5E 1A4

Successful applicants will be issued an authorization and will be required to follow the specific terms and conditions of that authorization. These conditions include maintaining records detailing product movement into and out of approved warehouses and deliveries to approved locations for a period of seven years. The LCBO will retain the right to physically inspect the authorized warehouse and the records relating to storage and delivery of eligible products at any time given reasonable notice.

Policies
Consolidated Distribution Policy
Consolidated Distribution Application and Program Procedures

User Guide
Consolidated Distribution User Guide

Application Forms and Supplementary Documents
Ontario Small Brewer Application Form
Ontario Large Brewer Application Form
Ontario Winery / Cidery Application Form
Ontario Small Distillery Application Form
Third-Party (Non-Brewer) Businesses Application Form
Personal History Form
Client List

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