List of Ontario municipalities prohibiting or allowing cannabis retail stores

View a list showing which cities and towns in Ontario either allow or ban cannabis retail stores.

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.

Municipality Status Sort descending Date of resolution
Scugog, Township of Opted-in
Meaford, Municipality of Opted-in
South Frontenac, Township of Opted-in
Uxbridge, Township of Opted-in
Ignace, Township of Opted-in
Harris, Township of Opted-out
East Zorra-Tavistock, Township of Opted-out
Northern Bruce Peninsula, Municipality of Opted-out
Southwold, Township of Opted-out
Bluewater, Municipality of Opted-out
Jocelyn, Township of Opted-out
James, Township of Opted-out
Frontenac Islands, Township of Opted-out
Amaranth, Township of Opted-out
Clearview, Township of Opted-out
Matachewan, Township of Opted-out
Killarney, Municipality of Opted-out
Markstay-Warren, Municipality of Opted-out
McKellar, Township of Opted-out
St. Clair, Township of Opted-out