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 ascending
Perth, Town of Opted-in -
Port Colborne, City of Opted-in -
Lucan Biddulph, Township of Opted-in -
Dryden, City of Opted-in -
McNab/Braeside, Township of Opted-in -
Burpee and Mills, Township of Opted-in -
Head, Clara and Maria, Township of Opted-in -
Moosonee, Town of Opted-in -
Lambton Shores, Municipality of Opted-in -
Gravenhurst, Town of Opted-in -
Kapuskasing, Town of Opted-in -
Alberton, Township of Opted-in -
Smooth Rock Falls, Town of Opted-in -
Hamilton, City of Opted-in -
Perth South, Township of Opted-in -
Val Rita-Harty, Township of Opted-in -
Thorold, City of Opted-in -
Dubreuilville, Township of Opted-in -
Larder Lake, Township of Opted-in -
Nairn and Hyman, Township of Opted-in -


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