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
Kirkland Lake, Town of Opted-in -
Charlton and Dack, Municipality of Opted-in -
Greenstone, Municipality of Opted-in -
Haldimand County Opted-in -
Brockville, City of Opted-in -
The Nation Municipality Opted-in -
Uxbridge, Township of Opted-in -
West Perth, Municipality of Opted-in -
Mattawa, Town of Opted-in -
Morris-Turnberry, Municipality of Opted-in -
Waterloo, City of Opted-in -
Chisholm, Township of Opted-in -
Dawson, Township of Opted-in -
North Glengarry, Township of Opted-in -
Thames Centre, Municipality of Opted-in -
North Huron, Township of Opted-in Mon, 01/21/2019
McNab/Braeside, Township of Opted-in -
Rideau Lakes, Township of Opted-in -
Hawkesbury, Town of Opted-in -
Fort Frances, Town of Opted-in -


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