Here’s Where Ontario’s First Private Cannabis Stores Could Open

The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) has begun announcing potential locations for the province’s brick and mortar cannabis stores. So far, applications have been made for locations in Toronto, Brampton, Oshawa, St. Catherines, London, and Ottawa.

The applicants are among the 25 winners of a lottery implemented in part of the province’s plan to phase-in privately-owned cannabis retail amidst supply shortages. Held in mid-January, the lottery attracted interest from nearly 17,000 would-be cannabis store operators across the province.

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Each announcement signals the onset of a 15-day Public Notice Process period in which time the proposed stores are required to publically post a notification of its application in the storefront. The two-week window provides an opportunity for residents of the respective municipalities to submit objections for consideration by the Registrar charged with issuing or refusing the applicant’s Cannabis Retail Store Authorization.

Proposed Cannabis Stores in Ontario

  • Ganjika House, 186 Main St. S., Suite 190, Brampton
  • The Niagara Herbalist, 33 Lakeshore Rd., Unit 15, St. Catherines
  • Ameri, 20 Cumberland St., Toronto
  • The Hunny Pot Cannabis Co., 202 Queen Street West, Toronto
  • Nova Cannabis, 499 Queen St. W., Toronto
  • Superette, 1306 Wellington St. W., Unit 100, Ottawa
  • Fabulous Leaf, 575 Laval Dr., Suit 400, Oshawa
  • Central Cannabis, 666 Wonderland Rd. N., Unit 6B, London
  • Spiritleaf, 27 Princess St., Unit 101, Kingston
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Stores are expected open by April 1, 2019 or licensees could face stiff penalties. Expect the remaining 21 licensees to make their store applications public in quick succession as the deadline to open approaches.

Check back often because we will update this page as more store information becomes available.