Starting October, Ontario will get 50 more cannabis stores. Forty-two new stores selected through the lottery will be distributed regionally, with 13 in the city of Toronto, six going to the Greater Toronto Area, 11 in the west region, seven going to the east region, and in the north, one each in Kenora, North Bay, Sault Ste. Marie, Thunder Bay and Timmins.
The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario will hold a lottery on August 20 for the next 42 retail store authorizations. Another eight stores will be located on First Nations reserves through a separate process.
Stores will be allowed to open in any municipality regardless of population if the community did not opt out of having cannabis stores. -CINEWS