Ontario has been making strides in catching up with retail cannabis across the country. While many areas are still woefully underserved, Donnelly Group’s cannabis brand, Hobo, announced its plans for a rapid expansion across the province.
Hobo Cannabis revealed on Tuesday what it is calling the company’s “most ambitious expansion to date,” adding 12 new locations, including eight in Toronto. The company will be able to boast 15 storefronts in total in Ontario.
“With a focus on market expansion, we’ve secured these leases after licence partnerships with the intent to make Retail Store Authorization applications in March,” said Harrison Stoker, Vice President at Donnelly Group, in a release.
“We’re fortunate to have a strong veteran operations team already in Ontario by way of our hospitality businesses, a group of talented people who have also gained invaluable cannabis retail experience over the last year.”
The first 12 locations are set to be opened using the Retail Operators License (ROL) of Hobo’s retail partners. These would be winners selected in the province’s second licence lottery. Three locations will be under Hobo’s own ROL and promoted as flagship stores, including a second store in Ottawa, located within the ByWard Market.
Hobo Cannabis Company’s retail locations in Ontario will include the following:
ByWard Market, Ottawa — 121 Clarence Street
Merivale, Nepean, Ottawa — 1642 Merivale Road
Mountjoy, Timmins — 993 Riverside Drive
Ossington, Toronto — 213 Ossington Avenue
Wellesley, Toronto — 577 Yonge Street
Dovercourt, Toronto — 976 Bloor Street West
Little Tibet, Toronto — 1316 King Street West
Mt. Dennis, York — 1161 Weston Road
Bloorcourt Village, Toronto — 739 Ossington Avenue
Leslieville, Toronto — 20 Leslie Street
Yonge-Dundas, Toronto — 330 Yonge Street
Theatre District, Toronto — 130 John Street
Danforth Village, Scarborough — 2480 Gerrard Street East
Centretown, Ottawa — 206-208 Bank Street
Bramalea, Brampton — 14 Lisa Street
The brand also has brick-and-mortar retail locations currently operating in BC and Alberta. The company recently announced the opening of its fourth location in Vancouver, giving it more than any other brand in the city.