The addition of new dispensaries to the area is not stopping. Just today, we noticed a new dispensary already opened and one opening soon.
Eden Dispensary has filled the empty space on the ground level of 1269 Dundas Street West, below Imperial Tattoo. Some online research shows they’ve been open since the end of May, so a couple of weeks already at that location. They were established out west in B.C., have many outlets there, and are adding more in Toronto. Word of advice: if you’re going to hit up Eden and Imperial on the same trip, probably pick out the tattoo design first.
The sign on the front of 1269 Dundas West:
And the building itself:
The former home to Di Nardo Kitchen at 213 Ossington is soon to be Canna Clinic. Signs are up on the storefront, a space which has been vacant for a while. It’s on the east side of Ossington just south of Loversland.
The Ossington and Dundas area already includes a few dispensaries which have all opened in the past few months. Canna Clinic is a chain, with several locations in B.C. and 4 others in Toronto, including Kensington Market and Dundas West, before this affiliate. They were not included in the raids a few weeks ago, and a statement on their website says they are complying with Toronto regulations by not offering edibles.
Here’s the space Canna Clinic will soon occupy:
And a close-up shot of the sign, which advertises a job fair at this location on Thursday. They’ll be hiring for both the Ossington shop and another new one on Queen West:
So it now seems as if any vacant storefront is most likely going to be rented by a dispensary. The question becomes: Can our neighbourhood sustain this many dispensaries? We’ll wait and see.