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Where will Toronto residents be able to buy legal weed?

Last Updated Apr 7, 2019 at 10:04 am EDT

The former HMV store on Yonge Street in Toronto. where Toyko Smoke plans to open a cannabis store. Photo: Shauna Hunt/CityNews

The address of the fifth and final cannabis shop in Toronto has finally been revealed, just six days before all the stores are set to open. Canna Cabana will be located at 435 Yonge St., just south of Carlton.

While it’s unknown whether all five stores will be ready for the public on April 1, as only one is fully licensed, here is where they will all be located.

1. The Hunny Pot Cannabis Co., 202 Queen Street West

Status of retail cannabis license: issued, opened April 1

The Hunny Pot Cannabis Co. was the first and is the only pot store, so far, to receive a cannabis retail license from the Alcohol and Gaming Commission

2. Ameri, 20 Cumberland Street

Status of retail cannabis license: issued, opened April 7

Ameri was the first store to request a cannabis retail license. The location is no stranger to pot as the store was a medical cannabis dispensary before it closed in 2018.

3. Nova Cannabis, 499 Queen Street West

Status of retail cannabis license: public notice period ended

Nova Cannabis reached a licence agreement with one of the lottery winners selected to apply for one of the first 25 cannabis retail licences in Ontario.

The chief executive of Alcanna Inc., which operates five Nova Cannabis stores in Alberta, said as part of the agreement lottery winner Heather Conlon has the right to use its retail banner name.

James Burns said Conlon approached Alcanna – in which licensed producer Aurora Cannabis has a 25 per cent stake – seeking assistance in setting up shop.

“She has a licence agreement to use our name, and we’ll help her out with some of the construction, training… but it’s her store,” he said.

It is not a franchise agreement, he added.

4. Tokyo Smoke, 333 Yonge Street

Status of retail cannabis license: public notice period ends April 2

Tokyo Smoke is opening at the former HMV flagship store near Yonge and Dundas streets, a 4,000 square foot space.

The company was founded in 2015 as an educational cannabis brand and cafe and currently has a number of legal cannabis storefronts operating in Winnipeg.

They were not one of the five lottery winners of legal cannabis licences in Toronto, but they teamed up with a winner to utilize their brand. The lottery winner will have full control and ownership of the store.

5. Canna Cabana, 435 Yonge Street


Status of retail cannabis license:
public notice period ends April 9.

Few details are known about the fifth and final pot store proposed for Toronto, but will less than 500 metres from Tokyo Smoke.