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
Sables-Spanish Rivers, Township of Opted-out Wed, 12/19/2018
Severn, Township of Opted-out Wed, 01/09/2019
Southgate, Township of Opted-out Wed, 12/19/2018
Southwold, Township of Opted-out Mon, 01/14/2019
St. Clair, Township of Opted-out Tue, 01/08/2019
Tay, Township of Opted-out Wed, 12/19/2018
Tecumseh, Town of Opted-out Tue, 12/11/2018
Tyendinaga, Township of Opted-out Fri, 01/11/2019
Vaughan, City of Opted-out Mon, 01/21/2019
Wainfleet, Township of Opted-out Tue, 01/08/2019
West Lincoln, Township of Opted-out Mon, 12/17/2018
Whitby, Town of Opted-out Mon, 01/21/2019

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