The OCS has identified the first four locations for provincially-operated cannabis retail stores, and Kingston is among them. The local retail location will be at 770 Gardiners Rd, known as the RioCan Centre. The other locations will be:
304 Stone Road West, Guelph
2480 Gerrard Street East, Toronto
570 Harbour Expressway, Thunder Bay
OCS says the identification of additional store locations is ongoing and more information on store locations will be communicated over the coming months.
Among the guidelines used to select locations, stores must adhere to municipal zoning by-laws, minimize proximity to primary and secondary schools and consider where illegal storefronts are currently operating. Input received from municipal officials through engagement with the LCBO on local areas of interest was also used to inform the identification of store locations, says OCS.
It is not yet known when the stores will be open.