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
French River, Municipality of Opted-in -
Havelock-Belmont-Methuen, Township of Opted-in -
Central Elgin, Municipality of Opted-in -
Carlow/Mayo, Township of Opted-in -
Neebing, Municipality of Opted-in -
East Ferris, Township of Opted-in -
Hawkesbury, Town of Opted-in -
Kingston, City of Opted-in -
Erin, Town of Opted-in -
Clarence-Rockland, City of Opted-in -
Prescott, Town of Opted-in -
West Elgin, Municipality of Opted-in -
White River, Township of Opted-in -
Arnprior, Town of Opted-in -
Midland, Town of Opted-in -
Huron Shores, Municipality of Opted-in -
Hilton Beach, Village of Opted-in -
Spanish, Town of Opted-in -
Dryden, City of Opted-in -
Mulmur, Township of Opted-in -


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