Article by Harrison Jordan, Leafly News
Small. Discrete. Hassle-free. Those are the words that come to mind after experiencing Ameri, the second of Toronto’s newly-legal cannabis stores.
The best part about it? The location, for sure. Nestled on a quiet stretch of Cumberland Ave., Ameri finds itself smack dab in the middle of Yorkville. Whether you’ve been studying diligently for that final exam in the Toronto Reference Library, or shopping for some haute couture in the neighbourhood’s clothing stores, Ameri will likely be the closest legal cannabis store (at least until Fire & Flower opens its location on Bloor).
An independent cannabis shop, Ameri isn’t part of a chain like some other stores are and it shows in the small size of its store floor. But visitors shouldn’t be discouraged: the small interior allows you to connect with an employee and a point-of-sale system swiftly, so you can get in and get out quickly.
The store’s interior is simple, bright-white, with a green pulsating light that runs around the corners of the ceiling. One wall is accented by images of large green pot leaves, but it’s not tacky. It’s no frills, but definitely cool enough to show your parents.
When you first walk into Ameri, you’ll be greeted by a security guard who will manually check your ID (no electronic ID scanner here). Then you’ll walk through a set of opaque glass doors and into the showroom.