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 ascending Date of resolution
Howick, Township of Opted-in -
Brampton, City of Opted-in -
Greenstone, Municipality of Opted-in -
Strathroy-Caradoc, Municipality of Opted-in -
Athens, Township of Opted-in -
The Nation Municipality Opted-in -
Edwardsburgh/Cardinal, Township of Opted-in -
Ottawa, City of Opted-in -
Arran-Elderslie, Municipality of Opted-in -
North Frontenac, Township of Opted-in -
Bonnechere Valley, Township of Opted-in -
London, City of Opted-in -
North Glengarry, Township of Opted-in -
Lucan Biddulph, Township of Opted-in -
Ryerson, Township of Opted-in -
McNab/Braeside, Township of Opted-in -
Deep River, Town of Opted-in -
Burpee and Mills, Township of Opted-in -
Wawa, Municipality of Opted-in -
Ashfield-Colborne-Wawanosh, Township of Opted-in -


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