All the new legal pot shops opening in Toronto in 2020

Jan 9 2020, 4:59 pm

The number of licensed cannabis retail outlets throughout Toronto is looking to make big climbs this year, as 2020 comes with a promise from the province to remove the cap on brick and mortar storefronts selling the drug throughout Ontario.

Toronto will definitely benefit from the change in approval, but with a cap still in place, here are all the locations the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario has listed as potentially opening this year.

Tokyo Smoke

A local venture that went big, the high-end headshop and cafes fell under the Canopy Growth umbrella when they purchased its parent company, Hiku Brands. In November, they announced that it had entered into agreements with Ontario license holders to open 10 more stores, with four in Toronto.

  • 1303 Queen Street East, Toronto
  • 1180 Queen Street West, Toronto
  • 21 Bloor Street EastToronto
  • 570 Bloor Street West, Toronto

Friendly Stranger

A long-time staple in the city’s cannabis community, Friendly Stranger announced on Thursday that they have licensed their name to six locations across Ontario, with two right here in Toronto.

  • 237 Queen Street West, Toronto
  • 501 Church Street, Toronto

Sessions on the Beaches

Not a lot is known about this particular brand. It made headlines recently as it fought a city councillor’s objection to its opening in close proximity to a Montessori School. Councillor Brad Bradford even ran a since-deleted petition trying to amend cannabis regulations to include a minimum distance from Montessori Schools.

  • 964 Kingston Road, Toronto

One Plant Kensington Market

Part of a joint venture between Aleafia and the Serruya Family, One Plant is looking to open an Ontario location in the iconic Kensington Market.

  • 241 Augusta Avenue, Toronto

Zoe’s Cannabis

Zoe’s Cannabis will be joining the fleet of locations opening up along Queen West in Toronto. The business is still waiting for final authorization to open, but has passed the public notice process.

  • 1180 Queen Street West, Toronto

Friendly Time

Located close to Osgoode Station and walking distance from a massive movie theatre, this store has a prime location, but not a set opening date.

  • 244 Queen Street West

Meta Cannabis

Part of the rebranded National Access Cannabis (NAC), Meta has a commanding presence in western Canada, though this will be first in Toronto, another store in Kitchener is waiting for approval to open as well.

  • 378 Yonge Street

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