Application made for 14th cannabis store: Too much of a good thing perhaps?

News 100 greenBy Staff

August 28th, 2020



The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) has received an application for a 14th cannabis retail store in Burlington called Meta Cannabis Co. Walker Place. The proposed location at 3505 Upper Middle Rd., Unit D003 is now up for public comment.

Cannabis manualWritten comments about the proposed location will be received by the AGCO until Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020 and may be submitted online at The AGCO will accept submissions from:

• A resident of the municipality in which the proposed store is located
• The municipality representing the area in which the proposed store is located and/or its upper-tier municipality.

Comments submitted to the AGCO should relate to the following matters of public interest:

• Protecting public health and safety
• Protecting youth and restricting their access to cannabis
• Preventing illicit activities in relation to cannabis

After Sept. 10, the AGCO will consider all written comments and available information to decide whether the application for the proposed store location will be approved.

cannabis - opening day

Line up at a Burlington cannabis location on their opening day.

Currently there are eight licensed cannabis retail stores in Burlington, including three approved since the ACGO moved to an open licensing system for cannabis retail store applications earlier this year. The eight stores include:

• Relm Cannabis Co. 4031 Fairview St. Suite 103
• Corner Cannabis 3007 New St.
• The Hunny Pot Cannabis Co. 1505 Guelph Line, Unit 3-4
• Friendly Stranger Plains Road 1025 and 1059 Plains Rd. E., Unit 3
• Pioneer Cannabis Co. 1200 Brant St., Unit B-004
• mihi 3500 Dundas St., Unit A1B
• Canna Cabana Burlington 2400 Guelph Line, Unit 2
• Welcome Cannabis 1401 Plains Rd., Unit 5

Four additional cannabis retail stores are under review by the AGCO and two are out for comment, including the current application.

The city includes the following statement in every media release they issue:

“Burlington is ranked as Canada’s best community and best place to raise a family. It is a City where people, nature and businesses thrive. As residents continue to rediscover many of their favourite spaces and activities in the city.”

City Council voted to allow the operation of retail cannabis stores in Burlington on January 14th 2019

Oakville does not have any retail cannabis locations. All that business comes to Burlington.

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4 comments to Application made for 14th cannabis store: Too much of a good thing perhaps?

  • Eve St Clair

    Do we ever hear of people complaining about too many drug stores or LCBO’s ? No so suck it up its what some of you voted for by voting Liberal . Many fine people visit these establishments looking for chronic pain relief etc and shouldn’t be limited . Liberal Mayor and council also allowed them as well

  • Alan Harrington

    Following Penny’s comment, here’s my two cents.

    Cannabis is legal in Canada.

    Doesn’t matter to me how many cannabis shops locate in Burlington.

    As long as the Pot Shops follow all the rules and regulations set out by our Council, keep their stores clean, safe & orderly and collect all the taxes charged on the product – they can be as common as variety stores used to be.

    There’ll be lots of retail space available as regular shops go out of business and close down.

    I will not be visiting any of these locations either.

  • Hans Jacobs

    Whether legalization was a “good thing” is debatable. Obviously the objective to end the illegal cannabis trade was not a realistic one.

  • Penny Hersh

    Everyone seems to forget that the Liberal government has made Cannabis legal in Canada.

    I, personally, could care less how many cannabis shops locate in Burlington, as long as they follow the rules and regulations set out by our Council. I will not be visiting any of these locations.

    Demand is what drives the opening of these locations. If the demand is not there, they will go out of business.