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List of Ontario municipalities prohibiting or allowing cannabis retail stores
Ontario municipalities have a one-time option to opt-out of having cannabis retail stores in their communities. Municipalities have until January 22, 2019 to inform the AGCO if they wish to opt out. Municipalities that choose to opt out can opt back in at any time—but once they are in, they may no longer opt out.
If the AGCO has 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.
Opt-out notifications must include:
- the official name of the municipality
- the date the resolution was passed.
If at any time before January 22, 2019, a municipality decides it will allow cannabis retail stores within its jurisdiction, the municipality is encouraged to formally notify the AGCO as soon as possible.
As municipalities provide this information, we will update the table below.
|Municipality||Status||Date of resolution|
|Fort Frances, Town of||Opted-in||-|
|French River, Municipality of||Opted-in||-|
|Front of Yonge, Township of||Opted-in||-|
|Gananoque, Town of||Opted-in||-|
|Georgian Bay, Township of||Opted-in||-|
|Goderich, Town of||Opted-in||-|
|Gore Bay, Town of||Opted-in||-|
|Greater Madawaska, Township of||Opted-in||-|
|Greater Sudbury, City of||Opted-in||-|
|Grey Highlands, Municipality of||Opted-in||-|
|Guelph, City of||Opted-in||-|
|Hamilton, City of||Opted-in||-|
|Hanover, Town of||Opted-in||-|
|Hastings Highlands, Municipality of||Opted-in||-|
|Hawkesbury, Town of||Opted-in||-|
|Hearst, Town of||Opted-in||-|
|Highlands East, Municipality of||Opted-in||-|
|Hilton, Township of||Opted-in||-|
|Hilton Beach, Village of||Opted-in||-|
|Hornepayne, Township of||Opted-in||-|