Legal Drinking Age in Ontario

The legal drinking age in Ontario, including Toronto, is 19.

You may need to provide a photo ID to prove you're old enough to drink. Approved IDs include an Ontario driver's licence, a Canadian passport, a Canadian citizenship card or a Canadian armed forces card. Ontario Health Cards are not on the list of approved IDs set up by the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario, primarily due to privacy reasons.

If you are between the ages of 19 and 35, you can also apply for a BYID (Bring Your Identification) card through the LCBO. Pick up an application at any LCBO store or print the form online at

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