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 ascending
Bluewater, Municipality of Opted-out Mon, 12/17/2018
Mississauga, City of Opted-out Wed, 12/12/2018
Markham, City of Opted-out Wed, 12/12/2018
Tecumseh, Town of Opted-out Tue, 12/11/2018
Frontenac Islands, Township of Opted-out Mon, 12/10/2018
Ingersoll, Town of Opted-out Mon, 12/10/2018
Pickering, City of Opted-out Mon, 12/10/2018
King, Township of Opted-out Mon, 12/10/2018
Adjala-Tosorontio, Township of Opted-out Mon, 12/10/2018
Erin, Town of Opted-out Wed, 12/05/2018
Lake of the Woods, Township of Opted-out Tue, 12/04/2018
Northern Bruce Peninsula, Municipality of Opted-out Mon, 12/03/2018
Papineau-Cameron, Township of Opted-out Tue, 11/27/2018
Essex, Town of Opted-in -
North Kawartha, Township of Opted-in -
Brock, Township of Opted-in -
Horton, Township of Opted-in -
Mattawan, Township of Opted-in -
Englehart, Town of Opted-in -
Magnetawan, Municipality of Opted-in -


Was this page useful?

Please help us improve the AGCO website by responding to this survey