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 descending Date of resolution
Sioux Narrows-Nestor Falls, Township of Opted-in -
North Frontenac, Township of Opted-in -
Bradford West Gwillimbury, Town of Opted-in -
Brampton, City of Opted-in -
Quinte West, City of Opted-in -
Strathroy-Caradoc, Municipality of Opted-in -
Hamilton, City of Opted-in -
Callander, Municipality of Opted-in -
Barrie, City of Opted-in -
Burpee and Mills, Township of Opted-in -
Manitouwadge, Township of Opted-in -
Ashfield-Colborne-Wawanosh, Township of Opted-in -
Parry Sound, Town of Opted-in -
London, City of Opted-in -
Calvin, Municipality of Opted-in -
Lucan Biddulph, Township of Opted-in -
Westport, Village of Opted-in -
The Blue Mountains, Town of Opted-in -
Edwardsburgh/Cardinal, Township of Opted-in -
Niagara Falls, City of Opted-in -


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