104 Harbord St., positioned simply west of Spadina Ave. and blocks away from the College of Toronto, is the tackle of considered one of 13 Toronto-area winners of the newest Alcohol and Gaming Commision of Ontario (AGCO) retail cannabis retailer lottery — choosing 43 out of practically 5,000 entrants hoping to use for provincial permission to enter Ontario’s rising authorized retail cannabis market.
That tackle can be house to a shuttered CAFE Dispensary location — a infamous chain of unlawful cannabis outlets which have defied efforts by each police and the town to close them down.
The applicant, listed on the AGCO’s web site as 11180673 Canada Inc., has till Aug. 28 to use to develop into a licensed cannabis retailer.
Final month, metropolis crews sealed the entrances of 4 CAFE places with 2,000-kilogram concrete blocks as a part of efforts to lastly shut down the resilient illicit retailer.
Heavy gear quickly arrived at two of the shuttered CAFE shops — 932 Bloor St. W. and 104 Harbord St.
Whereas police thwarted efforts to take away the blocks on Bloor, workers managed to re-open the Harbord location till the limitations had been changed in a single day by metropolis crews.
That prompted employees to arrange store on the sidewalk with iPads and debit machines.
Police responded by laying expenses and seizing each weed and retail gear.
Profitable the lottery is not any assure of a profitable utility.
Jesse Robichaud, spokesman for the ministry of the lawyer basic, advised the Solar candidates should fulfill strict eligibility necessities outlined within the Hashish Licence Act.
“The Act precludes licences from being issued to anybody with ties to organized crime, or who has been charged or convicted for contravening the Hashish Management Act, 2017 or for the unlawful sale of cannabis after October 17, 2018,” he mentioned.
“As well as, licences won’t be issued to anybody for whom there are cheap grounds to consider won’t act with integrity, honesty or within the public curiosity.”
Lottery entrants had been required to move pre-qualification that included securing appropriate retail house and assembly monetary necessities.
Integrated January, 2019, company file searches for 11180673 Canada Inc. record a non-public house in Stoney Creek as its company tackle, and Robert Heydon as its sole officer.
Heydon, whose Wikipedia web page describes him as a Juno award successful music video and have movie producer, didn’t reply to invites for remark.
E-mails to CAFE had been additionally unreturned.