Warning Regarding Consumption
of Alcohol During Pregnancy
Ontario - Mandatory
Effective February 1, 2005
As of February 1, 2005,
the Liquor Licence Act requires certain premises to post
signs warning women that drinking alcohol during pregnancy can cause
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder.
The warning sign must
be at least 8 by 10 inches in size, to be printed in landscape format (horizontally).
It must be prominently displayed in all locations where beverage
alcohol is sold or where customers brew their own wine or beer for
take home consumption. Failure to comply with the signage requirements
is an offence under the Liquor Licence Act.
The following types of
premises must post the warning sign:
bars licensed to sell beverage alcohol (wine, beer and spirits);
LCBO stores and
other retail stores authorized to sell beverage alcohol
(i.e., The Beer Store and wine, beer and spirits
manufacturers’ stores); and
This document provides
the mandatory English sign referred to in Regulation 718, Subsection
26.1(1). The sign can be displayed in colour or black and white.
A French sign may also be displayed in colour or in black
To download the warning
sign, please click on one of the links below and set your printer
options for landscape mode: