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 resolution
North Frontenac, Township of Opted-in -
North Glengarry, Township of Opted-in -
North Grenville, Municipality of Opted-in -
North Huron, Township of Opted-in Mon, 01/21/2019
North Kawartha, Township of Opted-in -
North Middlesex, Municipality of Opted-in -
North Perth, Municipality of Opted-in -
North Stormont, Township of Opted-in -
Northeastern Manitoulin and The Islands, Town of Opted-in -
Northern Bruce Peninsula, Municipality of Opted-out Mon, 12/03/2018
Norwich, Township of Opted-out Thu, 01/10/2019
O'Connor, Township of Opted-in -
Oakville, Town of Opted-out Mon, 01/14/2019
Oil Springs, Village of Opted-in -
Oliver Paipoonge, Municipality of Opted-in -
Opasatika, Township of Opted-in -
Orangeville, Town of Opted-in -
Orillia, City of Opted-in -
Oro-Medonte, Township of Opted-out Wed, 01/09/2019
Oshawa, City of Opted-in -


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