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One of Canada's largest weed brands is coming to Chinatown

It looks like Chinatown will soon be home to the cannabis brand Fire & Flower. 

Signage has popped up at 433 Spadina Ave., just south of College, for a new location of the Edmonton-based brand, which already has more than 10 locations in Canada. 

The sign on the door says opening soon, although if it's anything like the brand's store in Yorkville, that may not really be the case. 

Fire & Flower's flagship at 95 Bloor St. West remains shuttered after nearly nine months of waiting for an opportunity to apply for a cannabis retail license.  

Ontario scrapped its controversial cannabis lottery system earlier this month, but many brands have yet to be authorized. 

According to the AGCO's list of current applications, there are more than a dozen new stores on the way to being fully licensed,  including a couple new Tokyo Smoke's and the highly-contested One Plant store in Kensington. 

Fire & Flower's Toronto locations have yet to appear on the list, meaning neither their Yorkville nor the new Chinatown location will be open and selling cannabis products anytime soon. 

Lead photo by

Tanya Mok


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