OCS to open new pot distribution centre in Guelph, phase out Oakville facility

Published Sep 16, 2020 03:44 p.m. ET
A variety of vapes and threaded cartridges available for authorized retailers are displayed at the Ontario Cannabis Store in Toronto on January 3, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Tijana Martin

TORONTO — The Ontario Cannabis Store’s distribution centre is getting a new home.

The provincial pot distributor says it is moving its warehouse to Guelph and will eventually close its current Oakville location.

Spokesman Daffyd Roderick says in an email that the OCS decided to open a new warehouse in Guelph because of its proximity to Highway 401 and because the distributor needed more space to scale up its automation capabilities.

Roderick says the new centre will support the growth of retail stores in the province, substantially increase the OCS product catalogue and further new innovations.

After a transition period, he says the Oakville facility will shut down and the Guelph one will be left to serve the province.

Roderick says the OCS wants to have the Guelph facility operational by early October.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published October 16, 2020.

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