(re)Discover Your Local Video Store

Unlike most urban cities, Toronto is blessed with several brick & mortar video stores (plus franchise locations), so before leaping to a conventional online merchant, consider shopping local. The option to buy, to own, and to rent is available at these merchants, many of which have been around for more than decade.

I’ve collated a list of the retail + rental shops (largely from info archived at the International Independent Video Store Day website, which itself has indexes of Canadian, American, and International shops) and included their respective / available Facebook feeds advertising the latest new releases, and the many rental titles not available on demand and streaming sites.

More specific profiles of several stores have appeared in BlogTO and The Toronto Film Scene.

Visit their sites / pages for further info:



BAY STREET VIDEO  (416-964-9088) — Rental / Sales
1172 Bay Street, Toronto, Ontario.



EYESORE CINEMA  (416-955-1599) — Rental / Sales
801 Queen St W – 2nd Floor, Toronto, Ontario.



MY VIDEOFLICKS  (416-782-1883) — Rental / Sales
1701 Avenue Road, Toronto, Ontario.



QUEEN VIDEO — Rental / Sales
480 Bloor Street West, Toronto — (416-588-5767)




SUSPECT VIDEO  (416-588-6674) — Rental / Sales
605 Markham Street, Toronto, Ontario.



2 FOR 1 MOVIES — Rental / Sales
2444 Bloor Street West, Toronto — (416-767-0110)



VINTAGE VIDEO — Rental / Sales
1298 Bloor Street West, Toronto — (416-538-9927)