Bonnefire, the newest cannabis retail shop in the city of Toronto, opened their doors to the public last Friday.
Taking over the former location of BMV Books at 244 Queen Street West, the totally renovated, airy space has been built from the ground-up with community in mind.
Gather Around the Bonnefire
Offering 4,400 sq. ft. of retail space, the independently-owned Bonnefire is aiming to become the most welcoming, one-stop shop for quality cannabis products in Canada.
The space features custom, reclaimed wood table and countertops throughout, meant to entice and invite everyone from cannabis enthusiasts to curious first-time customers.
The second floor is designed to soon allow for community-facing events around cannabis, culture and the arts to take place, providing Queen Street West with much-needed injection of programming space.
Supporting Social Distancing
As of now, Bonnefire is encouraging customers to take advantage of it’s Click & Collect option, which allows their order to be placed online and picked up quickly in-store. That is found on their website, bonnefire.ca.
Of course, as the current COVID-19 pandemic is quickly changing the retail landscape in Toronto, Bonnefire and its staff are taking every precaution necessary.
A maximum of 10 customers are allowed in its two-storey shop at this point, all employees will be wearing latex gloves, and the shop has provided disinfectants, hand-sanitizer and alcohol wipes.
Further, Hours are currently reduced, and staff will currently not accept cash, or handle identification at point of entry.
COVID19’s Impact on the Local Cannabis Industry
This climate is not ideal, but Bonnefire is hoping to provide a relieving and welcoming invitation to its local community. Deemed an essential service by the Ontario government, its range of cannabis products and competitive pricing, as well as enabling more choice to Toronto consumers make Bonnefire well-positioned for its initial opening and for the future of cannabis retail in our city.
Local businesses are struggling right now and the cannabis industry is no exception. Rather than Canadians ordering cannabis through the OCS and putting more pressure on Canada Post, order ahead features such as Bonnefire’s Click-and-Collect allows consumers to minimize their time spent outside of their home and receive their cannabis in a timely manner.