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
East Ferris, Township of Opted-in -
East Garafraxa, Township of Opted-in -
East Gwillimbury, Town of Opted-out Tue, 01/08/2019
East Hawkesbury, Township of Opted-out Mon, 01/14/2019
East Zorra-Tavistock, Township of Opted-out Wed, 12/19/2018
Edwardsburgh/Cardinal, Township of Opted-in -
Elizabethtown-Kitley, Township of Opted-in -
Elliot Lake, City of Opted-in -
Emo, Township of Opted-out Tue, 01/08/2019
Englehart, Town of Opted-in -
Enniskillen, Township of Opted-in -
Erin, Town of Opted-in -
Espanola, Town of Opted-in -
Essa, Township of Opted-in -
Essex, Town of Opted-in -
Evanturel, Township of Opted-in -
Faraday, Township of Opted-in -
Fauquier-Strickland, Township of Opted-in -
Fort Erie, Town of Opted-in -
Fort Frances, Town of Opted-in -


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