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 Statussort ascending Date of resolution
Lanark Highlands, Township of Opted-out Tue, 01/08/2019
Caledon, Town of Opted-out Tue, 01/22/2019
Mono, Town of Opted-out Tue, 01/08/2019
Markham, City of Opted-out Wed, 12/12/2018
Brudenell, Lyndoch and Raglan, Township of Opted-out Wed, 01/09/2019
Erin, Town of Opted-out Wed, 12/05/2018
Point Edward, Village of Opted-out Tue, 01/08/2019
Oakville, Town of Opted-out Mon, 01/14/2019
Schreiber, Township of Opted-in -
West Grey, Municipality of Opted-in -
Dutton/Dunwich, Municipality of Opted-in -
North Stormont, Township of Opted-in -
Bruce Mines, Town of Opted-in -
Seguin, Township of Opted-in -
Larder Lake, Township of Opted-in -
South Huron, Municipality of Opted-in -
Plummer Additional, Township of Opted-in -
Gore Bay, Town of Opted-in -
Alberton, Township of Opted-in -
Woodstock, City of Opted-in -

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