The Ontario government has finally announced where they intend on locating the initial four cannabis retail stores. The addition of more stores is in the work, but according to the OCS “The identification of additional OCS store locations is ongoing and more information on store locations will be communicated over the coming months.”
Each store will have to adhere to a specific set of provincial guidelines including municipal zoning by-laws, minimizing proximity to secondary and primary school locations.
The LCBO is taking control of the community aspect of the OCS sites and will ensure that OCS stores are responsible partners in the communities they operate in.
According to the government, OCS stores will operate with the same level of customer service and expertise in the product range that customers have come to expect through the LCBO.
Shopify has stepped up to the plate to supply the technology that will power the screens in OCS stores and will supplement customers with health information to inform them on their shopping decisions.
In addition to storefronts, OCS will also provide an e-commerce option to provide Ontarians a safe a secure way of legally purchased cannabis for home delivery.
Ontario Cannabis Store Locations Identified
The OCS has identified the following four locations for initial cannabis retail stores:
- 304 Stone Road West, Guelph
- 770 Gardiners Road, Kingston
- 2480 Gerrard Street East, Toronto
- 570 Harbour Expressway, Thunder Bay