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
Beckwith, Township of Opted-out Tue, 01/08/2019
Oro-Medonte, Township of Opted-out Wed, 01/09/2019
Southgate, Township of Opted-out Wed, 12/19/2018
Markstay-Warren, Municipality of Opted-out Thu, 01/17/2019
McDougall, Township of Opted-out Wed, 01/09/2019
Vaughan, City of Opted-out Mon, 01/21/2019
Lambton Shores, Municipality of Opted-in -
Uxbridge, Township of Opted-in -
Callander, Municipality of Opted-in -
Tay Valley, Township of Opted-in -
Lakeshore, Town of Opted-in -
Whitewater Region, Township of Opted-in -
Terrace Bay, Township of Opted-in -
Stratford, City of Opted-in -
Tarbutt, Township of Opted-in -
Oshawa, City of Opted-in -
Strathroy-Caradoc, Municipality of Opted-in -
Hanover, Town of Opted-in -
Rideau Lakes, Township of Opted-in -
Port Colborne, City of Opted-in -


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