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 Status Date of resolutionsort descending
Sarnia, City of Opted-in -
Cornwall, City of Opted-in -
Ajax, Town of Opted-in -
North Dumfries, Township of Opted-in -
Petrolia, Town of Opted-in -
North Algona Wilberforce, Township of Opted-in -
Guelph, City of Opted-in -
Halton Hills, Town of Opted-in -
Rainy River, Town of Opted-in -
Central Elgin, Municipality of Opted-in -
Spanish, Town of Opted-in -
Perth East, Township of Opted-in -
Fort Frances, Town of Opted-in -
Lambton Shores, Municipality of Opted-in -
Greater Napanee, Town of Opted-in -
O'Connor, Township of Opted-in -
Shelburne, Town of Opted-in -
Tiny, Township of Opted-in -
Shuniah, Municipality of Opted-in -
Port Hope, Municipality of Opted-in -

Pages

Was this page useful?

Please help us improve the AGCO website by responding to this survey