It makes sense that Ontario, Canada’s most populated province, is also the biggest spender when it comes to cannabis.
There are a lot of people who call Ontario home—14.7 million to be exact—and the province also welcomes millions of visitors each year, with many partaking in the country’s legalized weed market.
And while certain provinces are seeing a decline in recreational cannabis sales, they are only going up in Ontario.
The province accounts for 42% of all recreational cannabis sales nationwide. Last year, according to the Ontario Cannabis Store, overall legal weed sales in the province topped $394 million in the second quarter—a sizable increase from $204.3 million over the same period the previous year.
Legalization has been good for Canada’s overall economy, too. According to 2022 research by Deloitte, the cannabis sector has contributed $13.3 billion to the provincial gross domestic product (GDP) since legalization began in 2018, and $43.5 billion to Canada’s overall GDP.
There’s no denying it: Ontarians love that good, good green.
Highest-rated recreational weed dispensaries in Ontario
Ontario has an almost overwhelming number of cannabis stores in operation right now, with more than 1,200 province-wide.
Experts warn that this kind of growth isn’t sustainable, but we’ve got faith in these 15 best-rated weed dispensaries in Ontario. Thanks to their superior customer service, shopping experience, and the quality of their products, these dispensaries have rave reviews.
Here are the best cannabis dispensaries to shop for weed across Ontario, according to Leafly reviewers.
4031 Fairview St. – Burlington, ON
⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ 4.5 star rating (70 reviews)
Nothing elevates an in-store shopping experience quite like encountering friendly and knowledgeable budtenders, and patrons praise Burlington’s RELM for exactly that.
Its staff get lots of love on Leafly reviews, a true testament to how much the city’s top weed shop and its staff truly care about their patrons and the bud they’re working with.
The shop itself is bright and airy and its location, which is just a stone’s throw from the QEW, only adds to the appeal.
60 Ross St. – St. Thomas, ON
⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ 5 star rating (10 reviews)
Locals rave about High Tea Cannabis Co., located in the 40,000-person town of St. Thomas.
Southwestern Ontario has a ton of cannabis retail shops, but High Tea shines for its unique location, which is tucked inside of a brick heritage homestead in the city’s downtown.
The location is cool, but it’s the price point that truly gets people coming back. Bonus points: High Tea allows dogs in its shops, and even encourages folks to bring them. So next time you’re in the area, pop by with your four-legged friend and restock your stash.
171 N. Queen St. – Etobicoke, ON
⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ 5 star rating (17 reviews)
FIKA Local has an impressive 16 locations across Ontario, and many of them are province-wide standouts (as you’ll see scrolling through this list).
FIKA’s Etobicoke shop on North Queen St. continues to maintain its 5/5 ratings on Leafly, most notably for its elevated design, informative staff, and top-tier products. Thanks to its sleek in-store shopping aesthetic and high-quality cannabis, one user called this FIKA location the “Gucci of all cannabis retailers.”
Top praise if we’ve ever heard it.
244 Queen St. W – Toronto, ON
⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ 4.8 star rating (19 reviews)
It can feel like there’s a dispensary on every corner in Toronto’s downtown core. Because of that density, weed retailers have to up their game in order to stand out.
Even though it’s sitting pretty in prime real estate at the intersection of Queen and John, the vibe inside Bonnefire is more country cottage than a concrete jungle.
Like most of the other Ontario dispensaries on our list, Bonnefire offers both online shopping and delivery services in addition to in-store shopping. Its competitive prices mean it’s a spot you’ll feel good about spending your hard-earned dollars at.
575 Laval Dr., Oshawa, ON
⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ 4.2 star rating (15 reviews)
If you find yourself in Durham Region, Purple Moose in Oshawa is the must-visit spot for green. These guys sell a range of legal cannabis products from budget-friendly bud to high-end craft pre-rolls, edibles and more.
Located at the intersection of Laval Dr. and Stevenson Rd., Purple Moose has found itself a convenient home that welcomes locals as well as passersby on the 401 alike. The shop is small, but mighty, and is led by a stellar roster of budtenders who go above and beyond to educate their customers.
4700 Dufferin St. – North York, ON
⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ 5 star rating (16 reviews)
Located at Dufferin and Finch across from Dufferin Creek, Sessions is a quaint shop that prides itself on welcoming newcomers and returning customers. Still, cannabis newbs genuinely appreciate Sessions’ staff and their patience.
“Amazing recommendations for first-timers,” wrote one Leafly reviewer. Another echoed, “The budtenders are all clearly enthusiasts and they love their product.”
Other folks love the ability to order online and pick up quickly in-store without having to wait in line. To top it all off, there’s ample parking, so you never have to worry about finding a spot.
75 Bayly St. – Ajax, ON
⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ 5 star rating (11 reviews)
Tweed is arguably one of the most recognized Canadian brands in the weed realm, and they continue to push boundaries with their Ontario retail locations. The second Durham Region spot on our list is Tweed’s Ajax shop where folks are impressed with both the budtenders and the overall vibe.
“The employees are very knowledgeable about the products and provide excellent customer service,” one user wrote. “The store itself is bright, modern and welcoming.” First-time shoppers also praise the staff for putting them at ease and providing top-shelf advice.
59 Dalhousie St. – Brantford, ON
⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ 4.7 star rating (12 reviews)
Customers always seem to have an enjoyable experience at Harvest Cannabis Co. Located in a modest space, just a stone’s throw from Laurier University’s Brantford campus, this cannabis dispensary is a one-stop-shop for all of your weed needs.
This store offers a solid variety of products: Top-shelf flower, shatter, edibles, and vapes, plus more wallet-friendly options for the value-seeking customer. Both university students and residents alike appreciate Harvest Cannabis Co.’s no-fuss, no-pressure approach to business.
43 Milner Ave. – Scarborough, ON
⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ 5 star rating (34 reviews)
You’ll find One Plant conveniently located in a plaza just off the 401 at McCowan, north of the Scarborough Town Centre. What patrons love most about this cannabis shop is its consistent competitive pricing.
“Every day they always have [something] on sale and the best part is, people there are really nice and really helpful,” wrote one Leafly reviewer. Another added, quite sagely: “There are some other places that price match, but why go there when you can go straight to the plug?”
1000 Wellington St. – Ottawa, ON
⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ 4.6 star rating (19 reviews)
Tokyo Smoke is another Canadian cannabis brand that’s become somewhat of a household name among tokers. It has seven locations in and around the country’s capital, but its Wellington Street location reigns supreme.
Like other Tokyo Smokes, the in-store shopping experience and the overall interior design both pass the vibe check—welcoming and contemporary with a minimalist aesthetic. But what customers really appreciate is the click-and-collect option, which allows patrons to place an order online and pick up their goods in-store within hours.
“Order was ready as soon as I arrived, the staff [were] incredibly knowledgeable and extremely efficient,” says one reviewer. “Best cannabis store in Ottawa? You bet your bottom dollar it is.”
Honorable Dispensary Mentions in Ontario
50 Kennedy Rd. – Brampton, ON
⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ 5 star rating (23 reviews)
High Tea ranks twice on our Best Dispensaries in Ontario list and, much like its St. Thomas location, the Brampton spot scores high. This particular Brampton cannabis shop is tucked inside of the Kennedy Square Mall shopping centre, so the convenience is hard to beat.
Budtenders often make a dispensary a top choice for customers, and this High Tea location has some deeply passionate and talented staff. “When I called the store with a million questions they were patient and helped me understand what I was buying,” wrote one customer. “I highly recommend and will be back!”
Bonus points: There’s a McDonald’s in the same plaza, so you can pre-plan for those munchies that are bound to hit after you try your new goods.
⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐⭐ 1 Warren Ave. – Oshawa, ON
5 star rating (12 reviews)
Sessions Cannabis operates over 40 locations in Ontario, and Durham residents rave about the Oshawa spot. One user nailed it with their honest praise: “This is the kind of place that brings people into the legal market.”
This particular cannabis shop is inside of a strip mall, but don’t let that deter you. The budtenders truly care about weed and are serving up expert advice on the daily. Inside, the store is bright and modern and has inventory that’s competitive with the OCS itself.
If you’re visiting this location, keep in mind that Bond St. and King St., which run parallel on either side of Warren St., where this Sessions is located, are one-way streets, so plan your route accordingly.
550 Lansdowne St. – Peterborough, ON
⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ 4.7 star rating (14 reviews)
Come to Sessions’ Peterborough location and you’re bound to find the same welcoming decor, easy-to-navigate layout that highlights the extensive product line-up, and smiling budtenders who are educated and eager to help.
Customers value the approachability of the staff, which is one of the reasons it ranks so high—though competitive pricing is a close second. It feels necessary to point out that this Peterborough dispensary is steps away from the Canadian Canoe Museum, a unique place to explore post-sesh.
1445 Harmony Rd. – Oshawa, ON
⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ 5 star rating (14 reviews)
FIKA Local currently has 16 cannabis stores province-wide and the Oshawa location is a treasured spot in the region.
“As a new mother, I’m quite selective with where I shop for cannabis…I don’t mind travelling a little extra to visit the best. FIKA shops are beautiful and clean, with staff that is (sic) super friendly and engaging, and a selection that is large without being overwhelming,” writes one reviewer.
Beyond the expected praises, FIKA also has a unique feature where they showcase different Canadian Vintage weed growers on rotation. At the time of writing, its “Vintage list” included two Nova Scotia LPs: Skosha, Nova Scotia’s first-ever licensed producer, and Msiku (m-see-goo), an LP 100% owned and operated in the province’s Mi’kma’ki territory.
1900 Eglinton – Scarborough, ON
⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ 4.7 star rating (14 reviews)
Last but certainly not least on Leafly’s Best-Rated Weed Dispensaries in Ontario list is FIKA Local’s Scarborough shop on Eglinton.
Find it in the plaza across from the Eglinton Town Centre, where parking is bountiful. The word “inviting” appears again and again in reviews of FIKA, and this particular location in Scarborough is no exception.
The aesthetic is polished, and the staff is welcoming and extremely knowledgeable. Don’t forget to sign up for: FIKA’s rewards program, which includes up to 20% off your second visit, plus other perks like a heads up on new product releases, events, and more.
Selection Criteria for Leafly List
To calculate the highest-rated dispensaries in Ontario, our Leafly List team uses a methodology based on quantitative and qualitative review data of dispensaries listed on Leafly in Canada.
This list also uses quality indicators, like customer reorder rates and deals availability (in markets where discounts are legal). Our teams are dedicated to showcasing a wide variety of highly-rated adult-use cannabis retail stores.
Remember, if you don’t see your favourite dispensary on the list, make sure you follow, rate, and review your favourite cannabis locations to let the world know where you find the best cannabis.