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 resolutionsort descending
North Bay, City of Opted-in -
Hastings Highlands, Municipality of Opted-in -
Kearney, Town of Opted-in -
Enniskillen, Township of Opted-in -
Kincardine, Municipality of Opted-in -
Haldimand County Opted-in -
Admaston/Bromley, Township of Opted-in -
Carling, Township of Opted-in -
Machin, Township of Opted-in -
West Nipissing, Municipality of Opted-in -
South Algonquin, Township of Opted-in -
Shuniah, Municipality of Opted-in -
Niagara Falls, City of Opted-in -
Greater Sudbury, City of Opted-in -
Alnwick/Haldimand, Township of Opted-in -
Hearst, Town of Opted-in -
Cochrane, Town of Opted-in -
Papineau-Cameron, Township of Opted-out Tue, 11/27/2018
Northern Bruce Peninsula, Municipality of Opted-out Mon, 12/03/2018
Lake of the Woods, Township of Opted-out Tue, 12/04/2018

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