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 resolution
Sault Ste. Marie, City of Opted-in -
Schreiber, Township of Opted-in -
Scugog, Township of Opted-in -
Seguin, Township of Opted-in -
Selwyn, Township of Opted-in -
Shelburne, Town of Opted-in -
Shuniah, Municipality of Opted-in -
Sioux Lookout, Municipality of Opted-in -
Sioux Narrows-Nestor Falls, Township of Opted-in -
Smiths Falls, Town of Opted-in -
Smooth Rock Falls, Town of Opted-in -
South Algonquin, Township of Opted-in -
South Bruce, Municipality of Opted-in -
South Bruce Peninsula, Town of Opted-in -
South Dundas, Municipality of Opted-in -
South Frontenac, Township of Opted-in -
South Glengarry, Township of Opted-in -
South Huron, Municipality of Opted-in -
South River, Village of Opted-in -
South Stormont, Township of Opted-in -


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