Here's a government announcement that will generate more interest than usual.

Ontario's first four provincially-run cannabis stores have been announced, according to The Canadian Press.

The Liquor Control Board of Ontario and the Ontario Cannabis Store say the shops will be in Guelph, Kingston, Toronto and Thunder Bay.

Toronto's first store will be in Scarborough, at 2480 Gerrard Street East, in a strip mall near Victoria Park.

With the impending legalization of marijuana in Canada, Toronto Storeys plans a special series on pot next week, starting Monday, leading up to 4/20.