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
Iroquois Falls, Town of Opted-in -
South Dundas, Municipality of Opted-in -
Killaloe, Hagarty and Richards, Township of Opted-in -
Port Hope, Municipality of Opted-in -
Parry Sound, Town of Opted-in -
Sault Ste. Marie, City of Opted-in -
North Glengarry, Township of Opted-in -
Ottawa, City of Opted-in -
Mattice-Val Côté, Township of Opted-in -
Woolwich, Township of Opted-in -
Kawartha Lakes, City of Opted-in -
Fort Erie, Town of Opted-in -
Trent Lakes, Municipality of Opted-in -
Dysart, Dudley, Harcourt, Guilford, Harburn, Bruton, Havelock, Eyre and Clyde, United Townships of Opted-in -
Armstrong, Township of Opted-in -
Central Manitoulin, Municipality of Opted-in -
Belleville, City of Opted-in -
New Tecumseth, Town of Opted-in -
Brantford, City of Opted-out Tue, 01/15/2019
Lake of the Woods, Township of Opted-out Tue, 12/04/2018

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