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
Lucan Biddulph, Township of Opted-in -
Hamilton, City of Opted-in -
Hudson, Township of Opted-in -
Edwardsburgh/Cardinal, Township of Opted-in -
Burpee and Mills, Township of Opted-in -
North Dundas, Township of Opted-in -
Ashfield-Colborne-Wawanosh, Township of Opted-in -
Howick, Township of Opted-in -
Kapuskasing, Town of Opted-in -
Greenstone, Municipality of Opted-in -
Grand Valley, Town of Opted-in -
Westport, Village of Opted-in -
The Nation Municipality Opted-in -
Deep River, Town of Opted-in -
Niagara Falls, City of Opted-in -
Arran-Elderslie, Municipality of Opted-in -
Nairn and Hyman, Township of Opted-in -
Bonnechere Valley, Township of Opted-in -
Cockburn Island, Township of Opted-in -
North Glengarry, Township of Opted-in -


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