By Ken Hirter

This month we enter the beautiful colorful pockets of fall that is reflected along the North End, the James Street North Strip, Downtown Core & Corridors. It is where you find me talking with the New Kids on the Block and a Welcome to the Jamesville neighborhood that “New” shop and the new pharma of 2021 TOKYO SMOKE. For the MIND, BODY, SPIRIT, HEALTH reap the many benefits for what may ache or any  ills you may have, or simply just feel good be it with the little green pill, smoke or drop.

It was where l asked the following “what is”

Tokyo Smoke History:

“We started small, opening our first coffeehouse in an alleyway in Downtown Toronto in 2015. What we lacked in square footage, we more than made up for intentionally designing a bold and approachable retail space and began welcoming people in to have open conversations about CANNABIS”…

Now, as a nationwide retailer and producer with independently owned retail cannabis stores here in Ontario, we continue to ensure COMMUNITY & EDUCATION is at the heart of everything we do. Our customers can expect an education-first approach to CANNABIS in an immersive and experimental and experiential retail environment with one on one support from our team of EDUCATION SPECIALISTS

Tokyo Smoke, 235 James Street North, opened its door on July 22 2020 and is one of 13 Tokyo Smoke retail Cannabis stores now open across the province of Ontario, welcoming guests in the community to come and learn about cannabis from our team of KNOWLEDGEABLE EDUCATION SPECIALISTS.


“We are on a MISSION to change public perception of Cannabis through well-designed products and immersive retail. We’ve come a long way, always with the core belief that international cannabis usage can better people’s lives. Tokyo Smoke empowers consumers to make well-informed decisions about safe, high quality products. Even touchpoint within our store is thoughtfully designed to make CANNABIS CULTURE approachable and accessible for all.


Community is what the Tokyo Smoke brand was based on and continues to be at the heart of everything we do. We provide our Communities with safe, knowledgeable space for adult consumers to come, ask their questions and select the right strain and method of consumption for their desired experience.

Amidst the current pandemic, we’ve put a hold on our in-person community programming, but are looking forward to being able to safely welcome guests into our store or off-site venues, for our Higher Learning Educational programming and interactive events.

We also encourage guests to call or visit the store to set up a one on one consultation or educational session with one of our Education Specialist.

Tokyo Smoke Empowers consumers to make well-informed decisions about safe, high quality products.

Upon entering this Boutique Specialty Shop, you will notice the pristine interior and very welcoming staff that l have encountered upon my previous visit. They offer an array and assortment of wonderful product lines.

From Sprays, Oils and an assorted variety of cannabis/Herbs pre rolls & flower’s and drinks from the cooler plus much more..

Please note that Tuesday is Seniors Day offering an additional 15% off to their clients/clientele.

After a 4 year search from Vancouver, Toronto & Hamilton this place is right up my alley…l was delighted when they opened their doors for my shopping needs. So cool, do you remember Coles Notes booklets? My purchase at Tokyo Smokes included the Spark Notes booklets.

My Introduction to Toyko Smoke.

CULTIVATEING a much richer learning on paper to CHRONICLE the language you know best yours…..


“Keeping a cannabis journal is more than noting varietals and effects. By documenting each experience taking note of MIND & BODY, MOOD AND METHOD…..YOU’RE CULTIVATING

“Tokyo Smoke is for the sophisticated and curious cannabis explorer who embraces high design alternative states of mind.”

Check out Tokyo Smoke at or check out their other location Rymal Road (Stoney Creek). Website

I would like to thank the Manager Tarace Parlee and Pit Crew for their time with this month’s Walkabout and for suiting me  up with my needs perfectly…my rating 5 + “SIMPLY THE BEST CANNABIS DISPENSARY IN TOWN” Till next month, take care.

Cheers till next time…..