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
Mississippi Mills, Municipality of Opted-in -
Joly, Township of Opted-in -
Thames Centre, Municipality of Opted-in -
South-West Oxford, Township of Opted-in -
Huron East, Municipality of Opted-in -
West Perth, Municipality of Opted-in -
Stone Mills, Township of Opted-in -
Leeds and the Thousand Islands, Township of Opted-in -
Trent Hills, Municipality of Opted-in -
Dawson, Township of Opted-in -
Tiny, Township of Opted-in -
Grey Highlands, Municipality of Opted-in -
St. Marys, Town of Opted-in -
Cavan Monaghan, Township of Opted-in -
Kitchener, City of Opted-in -
Cobourg, Town of Opted-in -
East Ferris, Township of Opted-in -
Brockton, Municipality of Opted-in -
Morris-Turnberry, Municipality of Opted-in -
North Dumfries, Township of Opted-in -


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