Industry gears up after reports that Doug Ford may permit private retailers to sell cannabis
Liberty Developments is planning to redevelop Promenade Mall in Vaughan in phases. The Phase 1 Plan that was just submitted to the City of Vaughan contemplates modernization and expansion of the existing mall, physical improvements for existing retail tenants, and an increase in the number of potential shoppers. While some of this intensification is proposed through alterations to the existing mall, the bulk of the changes would involve building out of the sea of surface parking that currently encircles the property.
Some Ontario craft breweries are opting out of the province's new buck-a-beer plan, arguing it would lower the quality of their beer and force them to pay their staff less.
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Starbuds has entered into a joint operating agreement with the Canadian medicinal marijuana firm Compass Cannabis Clinics and has secured a local partnership and secured a lease for one undisclosed site. “If the province doesn’t have a cap, we feel it’s a good three-to-four-store market,” said Dave Martyn, president of Compass Cannabis Clinics and Starbuds Canada. “There’s a good population, a lot of people travelling through the area and the city is close to the border.”