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 Statussort descending Date of resolution
Woolwich, Township of Opted-in -
Pembroke, City of Opted-in -
Kawartha Lakes, City of Opted-in -
Fort Erie, Town of Opted-in -
Trent Lakes, Municipality of Opted-in -
Malahide, Township of Opted-in -
Armstrong, Township of Opted-in -
Mapleton, Township of Opted-out Tue, 01/08/2019
Sables-Spanish Rivers, Township of Opted-out Wed, 12/19/2018
Norwich, Township of Opted-out Thu, 01/10/2019
Plympton-Wyoming, Town of Opted-out Wed, 12/19/2018
Clearview, Township of Opted-out Mon, 01/07/2019
Chapple, Township of Opted-out Tue, 01/15/2019
Frontenac Islands, Township of Opted-out Mon, 12/10/2018
King, Township of Opted-out Mon, 12/10/2018
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Town of Opted-out Mon, 12/17/2018
St. Clair, Township of Opted-out Tue, 01/08/2019
West Lincoln, Township of Opted-out Mon, 12/17/2018
Wainfleet, Township of Opted-out Tue, 01/08/2019
Chapleau, Township of Opted-out Mon, 01/14/2019


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