Article by Quintin Bignell, CityNews
Bylaw officers in Toronto installed a large metal door in an effort to keep an illegal pot shop in CityPlace closed during a raid on Tuesday.
Officials told CityNews that the operators of the dispensary known as Café, on Fort York Boulevard, bypassed new locks that were installed in another raid by the city on Monday. The shop was able to reopen overnight.
Although the door at Café has been changed and the location is essentially shut down, it appears these efforts are not stopping the dispensary operators from selling.
Employees of the closed pot shop could be seen standing outside of the store on Tuesday afternoon, directing customers to another location to purchase cannabis.
The city says 41 charges have been laid from dispensary raids since the cannabis act took effect on October 17, 2018.