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
South River, Village of Opted-in -
South Stormont, Township of Opted-in -
South-West Oxford, Township of Opted-in -
Southgate, Township of Opted-out Wed, 12/19/2018
Southwest Middlesex, Municipality of Opted-in -
Southwold, Township of Opted-out Mon, 01/14/2019
Spanish, Town of Opted-in -
Springwater, Township of Opted-in -
St. Catharines, City of Opted-in -
St. Clair, Township of Opted-out Tue, 01/08/2019
St. Joseph, Township of Opted-in -
St. Marys, Town of Opted-in -
St. Thomas, City of Opted-in -
St.-Charles, Municipality of Opted-in -
Stirling-Rawdon, Township of Opted-in -
Stone Mills, Township of Opted-in -
Stratford, City of Opted-in -
Strathroy-Caradoc, Municipality of Opted-in -
Strong, Township of Opted-in -
Sundridge, Village of Opted-in -

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