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
Wawa, Municipality of Opted-in -
Nairn and Hyman, Township of Opted-in -
Bonnechere Valley, Township of Opted-in -
Kapuskasing, Town of Opted-in -
North Glengarry, Township of Opted-in -
Grand Valley, Town of Opted-in -
Hamilton, City of Opted-in -
McNab/Braeside, Township of Opted-in -
Deep River, Town of Opted-in -
Niagara Falls, City of Opted-in -
Moosonee, Town of Opted-in -
Amherstburg, Town of Opted-in -
Kirkland Lake, Town of Opted-in -
Cockburn Island, Township of Opted-in -
Smooth Rock Falls, Town of Opted-in -
Norfolk County Opted-in -
Westport, Village of Opted-in -
Central Elgin, Municipality of Opted-in -
Val Rita-Harty, Township of Opted-in -
Huntsville, Town of Opted-in -


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