Locations announced for 13 new legal weed stores in Toronto
Toronto is about to get a whole new batch of government-approved cannabis retail stores — 13, to be exact, on top of the city's existing five.
A total of 42 hopeful business owners were chosen out of 4,874 applicants in Ontario this time around to apply for cannabis retail operator licenses and retail store authorization.
The lucky 42 now have until August 28 to submit their documents (and a $50,000 letter of credit) for review, in hopes of getting the go-ahead from Ontario's government.
Should their owners meet all legal and regulatory requirements as set out by the AGCO, 13 new brick-and-mortar weed stores will open in the following Toronto locations:
A now vacant former Thai restaurant in the Annex, located right across the street from the forthcoming Mirvish Village development.
Currently home to Randall's Stationery, this 3,500-square-foot store can be found just south of Danforth Village, near The Beaches.
Home of the lush, two-storey cocktail bar Goldie, at present.
A unit within the same Scarborough strip mall as a Freshco, a Kumon tutoring centre, a McDonald's and a Tim Hortons. Interestingly, this location was proposed as an official OCS brick and mortar store while Kathleen Wynne was still in office.
A small white retail and residential building in Leslieville, once home to Simple Cafe.
This storefront near the corner of Sherbourne and Queen, directly across from Moss Park, is currently an antique store.
A low-rise commercial building on the Queen West Strip just east of University, literally steps away from Osgoode Station and right across the street from Toronto's first legal pot shop, Hunny Pot.
Current home to Riverdale's Greek Village Bar & Grill.
A freestanding, longtime bicycle store (Adventure Cycle) just north of Eglinton.
A smaller space within a multi-unit commercial property, formerly home to fetish shop Priape, right in the heart of Church & Wellesley.
Join the conversation Load comments