Ontario municipalities have a one-time option to opt-out of having cannabis retail stores in their communities. Municipalities have until January 22, 2019 to inform the AGCO if they wish to opt out. Municipalities that choose to opt out can opt back in at any time—but once they are in, they may no longer opt out.

If the AGCO has 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.

Opt-out notifications must include:

  • the official name of the municipality
  • the date the resolution was passed.

If at any time before January 22, 2019, a municipality decides it will allow cannabis retail stores within its jurisdiction, the municipality is encouraged to formally notify the AGCO as soon as possible.

As municipalities provide this information, we will update the table below.

Municipality

Status

Date of Resolution

(required for opt-outs only)

Armour, Township of

Opted-in

 
Dawn-Euphemia, Township of

Opted-in

 
East Ferris, Township of Opted-in  

Elliot Lake, City of

Opted-in  
Erin, Town of Opted-out Dec 5, 2018

Frontenac Islands, Township of

Opted-out Dec 10, 2018

Greater Sudbury, City of

Opted-in  

Highlands East, Municipality of

Opted-in

 

Ingersoll, Town of

Opted-out

Dec 10, 2018

Johnson, Township of

Opted-in

 

King, Township of

Opted-out

Dec 10, 2018

Lake of the Woods, Township of

Opted-out Dec 4, 2018

Latchford, Town of

Opted-in  

Markham, City of

Opted-out

Dec 12, 2018

Mississauga, City of

Opted-out

Dec 12, 2018

Nairn and Hyman, Township of

Opted-in  
The North Shore, Township of Opted-in  
Papineau-Cameron, Township of Opted-out Nov 27, 2018
Plummer Additional, Township of Opted-in  
Prince, Township of Opted-in  

South Stormont, Township of

Opted-in  

Spanish, Town of

Opted-in

 
Tarbutt, Township of

Opted-in

 

Trent Lakes, Municipality of

Opted-in