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
Leeds and the Thousand Islands, Township of Opted-in -
Clarington, Municipality of Opted-in -
Nipissing, Township of Opted-in -
Killaloe, Hagarty and Richards, Township of Opted-in -
New Tecumseth, Town of Opted-in -
Wollaston, Township of Opted-in -
Dysart, Dudley, Harcourt, Guilford, Harburn, Bruton, Havelock, Eyre and Clyde, United Townships of Opted-in -
Kerns, Township of Opted-in -
Lincoln, Town of Opted-in -
Cochrane, Town of Opted-in -
Schreiber, Township of Opted-in -
Oil Springs, Village of Opted-in -
Thessalon, Town of Opted-in -
Casey, Township of Opted-in -
Gillies, Township of Opted-in -
Terrace Bay, Township of Opted-in -
Algonquin Highlands, Township of Opted-in -
White River, Township of Opted-in -
West Grey, Municipality of Opted-in -
South Dundas, Municipality of Opted-in -


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