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
Zorra, Township of Opted-in -
Nipigon, Township of Opted-in -
Gordon/Barrie Island, Municipality of Opted-in -
Coleman, Township of Opted-in -
Belleville, City of Opted-in -
Port Hope, Municipality of Opted-in -
Woolwich, Township of Opted-in -
Norfolk County Opted-in -
Fort Erie, Town of Opted-in -
Sundridge, Village of Opted-in -
Centre Hastings, Municipality of Opted-in -
Armstrong, Township of Opted-in -
Elliot Lake, City of Opted-in -
Peterborough, City of Opted-in -
North Middlesex, Municipality of Opted-in -
New Tecumseth, Town of Opted-in -
St. Thomas, City of Opted-in -
Kawartha Lakes, City of Opted-in -
Sault Ste. Marie, City of Opted-in -
Addington Highlands, Township of Opted-in -


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