Those 17 were identified out of a group of 55 non-compliant shops based on their proximity to approved dispensary permits, community feedback and response to ongoing enforcement action.
“Some of these locations are the source of regular noise and nuisance complaints or have been uncooperative with City inspection staff,” a statement from the city read.
Since the deadline, 31 non-compliant shops have complied with city orders to close. So far, 246 $250 bylaw violation tickets have been issued to those 55 shops that remain open against the city’s wishes.
“Stores that do not close voluntarily will be subject to legal action,” the city stated.
The city provided a list of those businesses that had closure injunctions filed against them, on May 31.