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 ascending Date of resolution
Mattawa, Town of Opted-in -
Perth South, Township of Opted-in -
North Huron, Township of Opted-in Mon, 01/21/2019
Cambridge, City of Opted-in -
Tehkummah, Township of Opted-in -
Front of Yonge, Township of Opted-in -
Saugeen Shores, Town of Opted-in -
Bonfield, Township of Opted-in -
Ear Falls, Township of Opted-in -
Waterloo, City of Opted-in -
Fort Frances, Town of Opted-in -
Laurentian Hills, Town of Opted-in -
Selwyn, Township of Opted-in -
Port Hope, Municipality of Opted-in -
Terrace Bay, Township of Opted-in -
Stratford, City of Opted-in -
Sault Ste. Marie, City of Opted-in -
Oshawa, City of Opted-in -
Strathroy-Caradoc, Municipality of Opted-in -
Lambton Shores, Municipality of Opted-in -


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