Toronto’s Enduring Video Sales & Rental Shops: Where to Buy & Rent

Unlike most major urban cities, Toronto still has a few bricks & mortar video stores, 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.

Several years ago I 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. More specific profiles of Toronto stores – many of which have faded since being tallied a while ago – have appeared in BlogTO and former site The Toronto Film Scene.

The core bricks & mortar shops actively carrying Blu-rays + DVDs in Toronto are below, alongside those which offer online sales via social media and / or their websites:



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



EYESORE CINEMA  (416-955-1599) — Rental / Sales
1176 Bloor Street West, Toronto, Ontario.



NEWSTARS VIDEO — Rental / Sales
1233 Woodbine Avenue, Toronto — (416-421-8373)



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



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