Ontario municipalities had a one-time option to opt-out of having cannabis retail stores in their communities. Municipalities had until January 22, 2019 to inform the AGCO if they wished to opt out. Municipalities that chose to opt out can opt back in at any time—but once they are in, they may no longer opt out.

If the AGCO did not received written notification from a municipality by January 22, 2019, then, by default, private cannabis retail stores will be allowed within that jurisdiction beginning April 1, 2019.

(required for opt-outs only)
Municipality Status Date of resolutionsort descending
Chapleau, Township of Opted-in Mon, 01/14/2019
Oakville, Town of Opted-out Mon, 01/14/2019
Chapple, Township of Opted-out Tue, 01/15/2019
Newmarket, Town of Opted-out Tue, 01/15/2019
Amaranth, Township of Opted-out Wed, 01/16/2019
Matachewan, Township of Opted-out Thu, 01/17/2019
Markstay-Warren, Municipality of Opted-out Thu, 01/17/2019
Baldwin, Township of Opted-out Thu, 01/17/2019
Whitby, Town of Opted-out Mon, 01/21/2019
Pelham, Town of Opted-out Mon, 01/21/2019
Vaughan, City of Opted-out Mon, 01/21/2019
Grimsby, Town of Opted-out Mon, 01/21/2019
North Huron, Township of Opted-in Mon, 01/21/2019
Caledon, Town of Opted-out Tue, 01/22/2019


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