Cannabis Retail Store Licensing

Expression of Interest Lottery Selection Results

As set out in Ontario Regulation 468/18, the Government of Ontario gave the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) the mandate to hold a lottery to determine who may apply for Retail Operator Licences. The lottery selection was completed on January 11, 2019 at 3:16 pm EST.

Eligible Expression of Interest Application entries were placed in a common pool and randomly selected using a third-party-certified AGCO lottery software program. KPMG, in its role as fairness monitor, was present to monitor the lottery to assess whether it was conducted fairly and according to the Expression of Interest Lottery Rules.

Expression of Interest Applicants will should have their AGCO file number that was provided in their Application Confirmation email available when checking the lottery results.  If you have a question about the lottery results please submit your inquiry via the iAGCO inquiries portal.

The tables below show:

  1. The Expressions of Interest (EOI) Applicants for each Region that were selected in the lottery. Those on the Selected List for each Region will receive a Notification Letter from the Registrar that will confirm their selection and outline the next steps including how to make a Retail Operator Licence application to the AGCO.

  2. The first 20 EOI Applicants drawn on the Wait List for each Region. As set out in Lottery Rule 17, an EOI Applicant that is first on a Wait List for a Region will be moved to the Selected List for that Region if a selected EOI Applicant for that Region is disqualified from the Lottery Process by the Registrar, declines the opportunity to make a licence application, withdraws their EOI Application, withdraws an application for a Retail Operator License, or has their Retail Operator License refused or revoked by the Registrar.

Once the AGCO has verified the disqualification or withdrawal of a selected Expression of Interest (EOI) Applicant, AGCO will contact EOI Applicants on the Wait List by email. Those Applicants will be provided a Notification Letter, consistent with EOI Lottery Rule 15. 

Applicants on the Wait List should be prepared to meet the requirements of Lottery Rule 16 and the Notification Letter will clearly set out equivalent durations for the timeline expectations, including the application submission timelines and the schedule on which the standby Letter of Credit will be drawn down, consistent with EOI Lottery Rule 18.

Finally, AGCO has been clear that interested parties to the Lottery Process should be prepared to open a cannabis retail store on April 1, 2019, and that the Lottery Rules were established with that intent.  Any exercise of the Registrar’s discretion with respect to Rule 16a will be on a case-by-case basis. 

Expression of Interest applicants on the selected and wait lists should consult the following additional information.

Results by Region

 *The first 6-digit number below is the applicant’s Expression of Interest Lottery file number.  This number will not match the RSA File number which is assigned by iAGCO during the Public Notice process.

Selected: East Region

Daniel Telio 428720 (RSA #445820)
Brandon long 427764
Patterson and Lavoie 413159
PURE ALPHA HOLDINGS 414955 (RSA #443269)
Karan Someshwar 419068

Wait List: East Region

RASHI ONTARIO INCORPORATED 422563
Rebecca Donna Gunn 405829
kytsenko holdings ltd 410686
Mohawk-Cana 400408
Dalbeer Brar 413524
Jordan Druxerman 415815
Richard Carter 430609
David Gerry Cynamon 403628
Ikeji Chinyere Julieth 414435
2489820 Ontario Inc 425950
CHAHIRA SALEH 410025
Rachel Martinez 403845
Andrew Rodricks 427934
Lisa James 420330
1906737 ontario limited 419882
Claude Phillip LaFleche 397696
Tiffany Doris MacKay Chen 425238
Constantine Nicitopoulos 413582
Dana Gold 417446
Antoinette Davies 421622

Selected: GTA Region

Guruveer Singh Sangha 421776
David Nguyen 423565
Tripsetter Inc. 427833 (RSA #438391)
Alexander Altman 414725
CGS FOODS INC 407223 (RSA #454521)
Gary Hatt 416473 Disqualified - Rule 2(b)

Kyle Hildebrand 423894

Wait List: GTA Region

Jean-Sebastien Leroux 428412
Milka Subotic 423491
YOU WILL NEVER WALK ALONE 422277
Bradley Luke Ufkes 412952
Shelly Ordon 420632
Daniel Victor Jolic 422530
Elsa Li 422588
barbara dahan 406296
2645049 Ontario Ltd 415764
Melanie Lynn Macnab 398285
shahram kouhbad 405050
delroy lindsay 419894
Jerry Cappiello 400993
High Miles Incorporated 421711
Jonathan Andrew Teixeira 422256
Taheer Datoo 401614
Sean post 399457
CannDelta Inc 414613
Chris Gray 421949

1951594 Ontario Inc. 403358

Selected: North Region

Anton Lucic 428024
Saturninus Partners 423124

Wait List: North Region

Arielle Grinberg 397964
Christopher Douglas Emmons 421016
Blanchart Arunasalam 416172
RuzHal Canna Corp. 415415
Christina Kelly 418879
Eden Ifergan 427410
2600207 Ontario Inc. 420297
Jayde McElroy 424348
Justin Femia 412039
Com3xprt Inc 420369
Makwa Resourcing Inc. 421295
NEWMAN ROSENBERG INC. 421442
Lena Triebe 408949
11183362 CANADA INC 412344
Kuljeet Kaur Kang 429133
Scott Sheehey 409050
Manan Shah 408473
Alexander Shorser 430101
Sabrina Brown 426854
Ishrat Muhammad 405423

Selected: Toronto Region

Heather Conlon 398788 (RSA #442089)
SEYEDARASH SEYEDAMERI 425239 (RSA #442838)
Colin Campbell 399836
Dana Michele Kendal 408389
Hunny Gawri 423754 (RSA #445646)

Wait List: Toronto Region

THCBD Group 406153
Filmon Gebremeskel 422797
Shane McCaffrey 412082
Timothy Richardson 401875
Steven Bromstein 421328
Sanjjeyan Jegathesan 412882
Caryn Humphreys 412770
Vac-Pod Inc. 409277
Three Thirty 426850
Shayan Sharafi 424479
Amandip Singh Chatha 399324
EJR INC. 416312
RedEye Dispensary 408478
Henry Noel Cavan 399418
Tam Khuong 405666
Best Insulation GTA inc. 422533
KS Capital Inc. 399856
Maria Isabel Guzman 424389
Brendan Sullivan 402643
TBD 416308

Selected: West Region

Steven Fry 408185
Lisa A Bigioni 412975
Ranjit basra 428461
2674253 Ontario Inc. 405886
Santino J Coppolino 411369
Christopher Comrie 425836 (RSA #444992)
The Niagara Herbalist 399235 (RSA #443815)

Wait List: West Region

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Mike Duellick 408990
2665475 ONTARIO CORP. 414619
Paul A. Beneteau 428143
Ashley Usher 415319
Jonathon Graham 398481
Crystal and Nathan Wymenga 394897
Jonathan Buma 397769
James Clifford Willougbhy 422939
David MacAleese 415305
GTYOUNG MANAGEMENT 405955
Brandon Poole 431034
Antonios Theodosiou 406338
2673839 ONTARIO LTD. 420918
Dev Pahwa 410623
Tara Brox 420482
Yahya Heydari 423211
Builders Buying Group Canada Inc. 404766
Salim Pradhan 428958
Trudy Westhaver 397307

During the Lottery Process if an Expression of Interest Applicant on a Wait List for a Region is moved to the Selected List for that Region, as set out in Lottery Rule 17, the table will be updated.

Full List of Expression of Interest Entries

This Lottery results list contains all entries by region in the order in which they were selected for which applicants expressed interest in the cannabis retail expression of interest lottery. It includes each Applicant’s legal name, and the iAGCO file number.

An applicant who indicated interest in multiple regions will have multiple, separate entries on this list (i.e., one for each entry).

Please note that this .csv file will be amended from time to time to reflect the removal of names from the wait list in accordance with Rule 13 c) ii).  Those choosing to exercise this option will no longer be considered for the opportunity to apply for a cannabis retail store during the time period covered by the Lottery Process.

As part of ongoing due diligence, the AGCO has conducted a review of the Expressions of Interest (EOI)  that had been submitted after the close of the EOI Application window on January 9, 2019 and before the Lottery was held on January 11. Clear violations of the Lottery Rules were identified and reviewed with KPMG, the Fairness Monitor for this Lottery Process. Those Applications were disqualified and were not included in the Lottery. Disqualified Applications do not appear on this list but can be viewed in a separate list on the AGCO website.

In cases where there may be violations of the rules that could not be confirmed with certainty, the Applications were allowed to remain in the Lottery. All Applications that appear under the Selected list within a Region will undergo a thorough eligibility review, including for compliance with the Lottery Rules. In addition, as set out in Lottery Rule 2, EOI Applicants in the Lottery Process who are selected to apply for a licence must use the same legal name and applicant type identified on the Expression of Interest Application in their Retail Operator Licence Application.

As set out in Lottery Rule 5, at any time during the Lottery Process (January 2, 2019 to December 13, 2019), if the Registrar determines that an Expression of Interest Applicant has not followed the requirements in Ontario Regulation 468/18, or the Expression of Interest Lottery Rules, that Applicant will be disqualified from the Lottery Process.  Any pending application for a Retail Operator Licence will be considered abandoned.   If a Retail Operator Licence has been issued, the Registrar will revoke the licence.

Additionally, as set out in Rule 5 at any time during the Lottery Process, if the Registrar determines that an Expression of Interest Applicant has not followed the requirements in Ontario Regulation 468/18, or the Expression of Interest Lottery Rules, that Applicant will be disqualified from the Lottery Process.  Any pending application for a Retail Operator Licence will be considered abandoned. If a Retail Operator Licence has been issued, the Registrar will revoke the licence.