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 ascending Date of resolution
Hornepayne, Township of Opted-in -
West Elgin, Municipality of Opted-in -
White River, Township of Opted-in -
Cobalt, Town of Opted-in -
Bruce Mines, Town of Opted-in -
Seguin, Township of Opted-in -
Schreiber, Township of Opted-in -
Bancroft, Town of Opted-in -
West Grey, Municipality of Opted-in -
Dutton/Dunwich, Municipality of Opted-in -
North Stormont, Township of Opted-in -
Gore Bay, Town of Opted-in -
Alberton, Township of Opted-in -
Essex, Town of Opted-in -
Woodstock, City of Opted-in -
South Huron, Municipality of Opted-in -
Plummer Additional, Township of Opted-in -
Muskoka Lakes, Township of Opted-in -
Horton, Township of Opted-in -
Hamilton, Township of Opted-in -


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