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
Cobourg, Town of Opted-in -
Cochrane, Town of Opted-in -
Cockburn Island, Township of Opted-in -
Coleman, Township of Opted-in -
Collingwood, Town of Opted-in -
Conmee, Township of Opted-out Tue, 01/08/2019
Cornwall, City of Opted-in -
Cramahe, Township of Opted-in -
Dawn-Euphemia, Township of Opted-in -
Dawson, Township of Opted-in -
Deep River, Town of Opted-in -
Deseronto, Town of Opted-in -
Dorion, Township of Opted-out Tue, 12/18/2018
Douro-Dummer, Township of Opted-in -
Drummond/North Elmsley, Township of Opted-in -
Dryden, City of Opted-in -
Dubreuilville, Township of Opted-in -
Dutton/Dunwich, Municipality of Opted-in -
Dysart, Dudley, Harcourt, Guilford, Harburn, Bruton, Havelock, Eyre and Clyde, United Townships of Opted-in -
Ear Falls, Township of Opted-in -


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