Jodie Emery's hemp-themed cafe in Toronto just closed

Feb 26 2019, 12:12 am

Jodie’s Joint, a hemp-focused downtown Toronto coffee shop owned by cannabis activist Jodie Emery, has closed the doors to its Kensington location.

Opening in June of last year, the cafe replaced Casa Coffee, a long-time fixture in the eccentric marketplace. Emery took to Instagram to announce the closure on Friday.

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“Sad news to announce,” she wrote in a post. “Jodie’s Joint in Kensington Market closed today, due to a variety of factors and circumstances. This is a very unfortunate development, but just one more adventure and learning experience.”

“Thank you to my wonderful supporters for your encouragement and kindness. Jodie’s Joint will continue to grow in the future!”

The cafe served coffee, baked goods and some cannabis/hemp-themed merchandise. In December, Emery also recently announced a coming second location in Ottawa. It is unclear if this will be impacted by the Kensington closure.


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Grow has reached out for comment from Emery, but has not heard back by time of publication.

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