TORONTO, ON–(Marketwired) – Tokyo Smoke is excited to announce the opening of a flagship Canadian retail location and cafe on Thurs., July 20 at 668 Queen St. W., in the heart of Toronto’s vibrant West Queen West neighbourhood.
Tokyo Smoke, Canada’s leading cannabis and lifestyle brand, has partnered with the internationally renowned firm DesignAgency to create the space, which expresses Tokyo Smoke’s brand ethos: stylish, approachable, modern, mysterious and zen. The flagship location is just one of several bricks-and-mortar stores that will open across North America in 2017, all designed in collaboration with DesignAgency.
The Queen West location establishes an urban, elevated look and feel. Alongside bar and table top seating, a lounge area will feature a bespoke sofa designed by DesignAgency and Tokyo Smoke. The space will also feature works by local Toronto artists, including site-specific works by Dahae Song and Kathryn Macnaughton.
Open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily, shoppers can expect Tokyo Smoke’s sophisticated take on cannabis collectibles, custom apparel lines, unique accessories and an extensive product mix.
The new flagship will also feature a limited edition ceramic pipe made by Leah Lavergne, the Toronto-based maker of High Noon, who has developed a small run of the pipe exclusively for the Queen West location. Made from a slip-cast ceramic mold before being kiln-fired and glazed, the design and process provides a smooth-to-the-touch mouthpiece for enhanced comfort.
A new coffee membership program will be introduced at all store locations to celebrate the flagship opening. Membership perks include unlimited coffee and tea for $1 per day ($7 per week) for an introductory period ($20 per week thereafter), 5% discount on all Tokyo Smoke purchases, exclusive invitations to events, and a custom Tokyo Smoke grinder card.
Located in the heart of West Queen West, the space will also become a hub where experiential activations will be brought to life. Over the summer months, expect a full calendar of events that include a session on elevating cold brew with Scrappy’s Bitters, a weekly outdoor yoga class at nearby Trinity Bellwoods followed by complimentary coffee, education surrounding enrolment in the ACMPR system for prospective medicinal cannabis patients alongside GrowWise Health patient clinics, and a kombucha-making class.
About Tokyo Smoke:
Tokyo Smoke BrandCo is a category defining cannabis company. Its portfolio of premium brands, including Van der Pop and Tokyo Smoke, is designed to provide immersive experiences and designer retail spaces with coffee, clothing and products. With the recent completion of Series A funding, resulting in $3 million in raised capital, recent acquisition of fellow designer cannabis brand Van der Pop, development of Nesta Brands and partnership with Aphria (“Aphria”) (TSX VENTURE: APH) (OTCQB: APHQF) Tokyo Smoke continues to be the leading Canadian brand in the cannabis space. Tokyo Smoke will expand into the U.S. market in fall 2017.