The first legal marijuana store opens today in Timmins.
While the Hobo Cannabis Company's newest retail location is open for business, because of the COVID-19 pandemic the launch is for curbside pickup and delivery.
The 3,000-square-foot space is located at 993 Riverside Dr., in the former Soucie Salo location near Pizza Hut. The launch is part of the British Columbia-based company's 15-store expansion in Ontario.
"Through the hard work and experience of the Hobo team, we're not only excited but incredibly grateful to be forging ahead with our Ontario expansion plan, and to bring our newest store to the Timmins community," said Harrison Stoker, Donnelly Group vice president, in a news relase.
"In less than two months, we've opened three stores in Ontario. Like many businesses across Canada, we've had to learn how to navigate the new, uncertain state of the economy — but we feel very fortunate to have been able to stay focused and on track with growing our presence, nationally. We're now looking to keep building our Timmins Mountjoy store team and to provide Canadians with continued access to their favourite cannabis brands and products, of course, while keeping their health and safety top of mind."
To keep with the current Health Canada polices and regulations, people can place orders at Hobo.ca for curbside pickup or delivery. According to their website, delivery is free and done daily at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. Orders after 5 p.m. will be delivered the next day.