Loading articles...

Toronto police issuing tickets outside CAFE locations

Last Updated Jul 21, 2019 at 2:50 pm EST

A Toronto police cruiser is seen on Harbord Street. Officers were handing out tickets in and around the various CAFE branded storefronts on Sunday, July 21, 2019. CITYNEWS/Ryan Belgrave

Toronto police continue to make their presence felt at illegal pot dispensaries across the city.

Officers were seen handing out tickets in and around the various CAFE branded storefronts on Sunday.

Police are also reminding the public that marijuana sales outside these locations is just as illegal as the shops themselves.

On Friday, police arrested a 22-year old man who was selling cannabis on the sidewalk outside a closed pot shop along Fort York Boulevard. He is now facing charges of unlawful sale and unlawful distribution.

Since April, bylaw officers have been raiding and closing the four CAFE locations in the city, only to have them continually reopen.

Most recently, CAFE operators removed 4,000 pound cement blocks that were placed in front of the entrance of the Harbord Street location on July 17 and reopened a day later.