Possible Location of Private Recreational Cannabis Retail Stores in Tiny
July 3, 2019
On July 3,
2019, the Ontario Government announced that the Alcohol
and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO), the provincial regulator for cannabis
retail storefronts, has been given authority to conduct a second lottery for
private cannabis retail store authorizations. Private retailers
will add up to 50 stores, with 42 chosen by lottery and 8 reserved for First
Nations. As in the first lottery, rules set a maximum number of stores per
retailers must meet prequalification criteria, including access to appropriate
retail space and capital, to apply. The lottery will take place on August 20,
2019 with results announced within 24 hours. All municipalities that DID NOT
opt out of cannabis retail are eligible, regardless of population.
Under the July
3, 2019 announcement by the Ontario Government, the Township is now eligible
for cannabis retail store authorizations.
Government of Ontario News Release: Ontario Moving Forward with Next Round of Cannabis Stores: Province to Conduct Second Licence Lottery, Add 50 New Stores
Committee of the Whole Meeting on January 14, 2019, Council considered the
opportunity to opt-out of permitting cannabis retail stores within Tiny.
Council considered a presentation from the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit
on the matter, as well as correspondence from residents. A recommendation
to opt out of permitting cannabis retail stores within Tiny was voted upon and
resulted in a tie vote. Consequently, the recommendation failed. No
further action was taken by Council on the matter. As a result, the
Township opted in.
with Ontario Regulation 497/18, the Township of Tiny was not eligible for
cannabis retail store authorizations on January 14, 2019 due to having a population
of less than 50,000.
Regulation 497/18 was introduced to amend Ontario Regulation 468/18 by adding
that no more than 25 retail store authorizations may be issued and in effect at
any given time. Further, O. Reg. 497/18 added that until such time as more than
25 retail store authorizations may be issued, none may be issued to a cannabis
retail store located in a municipality with a population of less
November 14, 2018
The Province of
Ontario committed to allowing private recreational cannabis retail stores
throughout Ontario starting April 1, 2019. Ontario Regulation 468/18,
made under the Cannabis Licence Act, 2018, provides information on how these
private businesses will be licensed and regulated by the Alcohol and Gaming
Commission of Ontario. Under
Ontario Regulation 468/18,
the Government of Ontario gave the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) the mandate to hold a lottery to determine who may
apply for Retail Operator Licences.
Please follow the links below for more information including the Cannabis Licence Act, Ontario Regulation 468/18, Ontario Regulation 497/18 and the role of the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario:
Cannabis Licence Act, 2018
Ontario Regulation 468/18 - Provides
information on how private businesses will be licensed and regulated by the
Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario.
Ontario Regulation 497/18 - Amends Ontario Regulation 468/18 to provide for a phased approach to Cannabis retail licensing due to national supply shortages.
Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario
For further information on this matter, please contact Sue Walton, Director of Legislative Services/Clerk at 705-526-4204, Ext. 225.