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.

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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 Date of resolution Sort descending
Minto, Town of Opted-in
Rainy River, Town of Opted-in
Tiny, Township of Opted-in
Prince Edward, County of Opted-in
Hornepayne, Township of Opted-in
Mulmur, Township of Opted-in
Neebing, Municipality of Opted-in
Sault Ste. Marie, City of Opted-in
Selwyn, Township of Opted-in
Waterloo, City of Opted-in
Adelaide-Metcalfe, Township of Opted-in
Shuniah, Municipality of Opted-in
Armour, Township of Opted-in
Middlesex Centre, Municipality of Opted-in
Chatsworth, Township of Opted-in
Gordon/Barrie Island, Municipality of Opted-in
Orillia, City of Opted-in
Dawson, Township of Opted-in
Ashfield-Colborne-Wawanosh, Township of Opted-in
Evanturel, Township of Opted-in