Pot lottery winners plan to set up shop in Kitchener, Guelph

Daniel Fowler
August 23, 2019

Both are listed as proposing a store at 20 Simcoe Street South.

The now-notorious CAFE dispensary operated out of 104 Harbord Street - the same address listed on the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario's (AGCO) website as one of 13 lottery winners in the city of Toronto, and one of 42 total across the province.

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AGCO senior communications advisor Raymond Kahnert said that at this point, "the locations are proposed only, and not approved to open".

The latest lottery and the on-reserve stores mean the number of pot shops in Ontario will eventually rise to 75, but some observers said that still wasn't enough.

Here is the North Bay waitlist, those that were selected in the lottery and the first five applicants drawn on the Wait List for this region. The applications for the First Nations stores opened July 31.

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Out of the handful of stores chosen for the GTA region, only one is in Durham.

The randomly selected winners now have until August 28 to apply for a licence with the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario.

Applicants on the wait list will be moved to the selected list if those ahead of them are found to be ineligible for a Retail Operator Licence or Retail Store Authorization, or are otherwise disqualified under the Allocation Lottery Rules, according to AGCO.

The AGCO says there were over 4,800 eligible expressions of interest for the second lottery. Marie, Thunder Bay and Timmins. "There can't be three cannabis stores in the same location in a small Ontario town, when there are just 3 locations right now in all of Ottawa", she said. Huge Shops is a Toronto-based cannabis retailer that has a strategic alliance with Chairman's Brands, parent company of Coffee Time, and Cobourg-based cannabis grower FSD Pharma of Cobourg invested $14 million in Huge Shops to acquire at least 10 Coffee Time stores as recreational cannabis suppliers.

The AGCO will only licence applicants and authorize stores that meet all legal and regulatory requirements.

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