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
Fauquier-Strickland, Township of Opted-in -
Evanturel, Township of Opted-in -
South Huron, Municipality of Opted-in -
Fort Erie, Town of Opted-in -
Huron East, Municipality of Opted-in -
Chamberlain, Township of Opted-in -
Stratford, City of Opted-in -
Elliot Lake, City of Opted-in -
Central Huron, Municipality of Opted-in -
Carling, Township of Opted-in -
Hastings Highlands, Municipality of Opted-in -
Laird, Township of Opted-in -
Thornloe, Village of Opted-in -
The North Shore, Township of Opted-in -
Whitewater Region, Township of Opted-in -
Neebing, Municipality of Opted-in -
Georgina, Town of Opted-in -
Southwest Middlesex, Municipality of Opted-in -
East Ferris, Township of Opted-in -
Cobalt, Town of Opted-in -


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