Vortex Records to open new shop on Queen West
A new record shop will open on Queen West on Saturday, meaning another spot for the city's already spoiled vinyl collectors to get their grip on. Lincoln Stewart, manager of Vortex Records, a Yonge & Eglinton shop that consistently makes our best record stores in Toronto list, is opening Good Music at 256A Queen West inside Black Market, taking over where Penguin Music used to be (and downstairs from the old Pages Books spot - RIP). It looks like the record store resurgence is still going strong in Toronto.
The news of the new shop comes on the heels of Magic Pony announcing abandonment of their current location, demonstrating that you never can predict what's going to happen along this stretch of Queen Street. Music fans can browse "Japanese pressings, out-of-print titles, micro-labels, classic rock, ambient, indie, alternative, and jazz" stock at the official opening after 11:30 on Saturday, and those looking to sell will be able to make appointments for the coming weekends (Fridays through Sundays). For now, you can browse some vinyl titles on Instagram.
Note: an earlier version of this post stated that Stewart is Vortex's owner -- he is in fact Vortex's manager.