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 ascending
Westport, Village of Opted-in -
Espanola, Town of Opted-in -
Edwardsburgh/Cardinal, Township of Opted-in -
Guelph/Eramosa, Township of Opted-in -
Scugog, Township of Opted-in -
Nairn and Hyman, Township of Opted-in -
Deseronto, Town of Opted-in -
Russell, Township of Opted-in -
Iroquois Falls, Town of Opted-in -
Peterborough, City of Opted-in -
Milton, Town of Opted-in -
Grand Valley, Town of Opted-in -
Red Lake, Municipality of Opted-in -
North Bay, City of Opted-in -
Niagara Falls, City of Opted-in -
South Stormont, Township of Opted-in -
North Dundas, Township of Opted-in -
Drummond/North Elmsley, Township of Opted-in -
Brighton, Municipality of Opted-in -
Kapuskasing, Town of Opted-in -


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