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Puedmag Custom Ink / Tattoo Parlours

404 Bloor St W. 3rd Floor 416.519.7019 Website
Puedmag Custom Ink

Puedmag Custom Ink is a tattoo shop that might be one of the best places in Toronto to get realistic-style tattoos. Co-owner Luis Fernando Puedmag Vinueza recently racked up awards at...

City Beat Records / Music Store

932 College St. 416.696.6969 Website
City Beat Records

City Beat Records is a hole-in-the-wall music outpost focusing on DJs looking for the newest dance releases, yet keeping their selection open to related genres and doors open to everyone....

Dead Dog Records / Music Store

1209 Bloor St. West 647.748.0748 Website
Dead Dog Records

Dead Dog Records might initially confuse you. Staring at the well-stocked, organized, clean space, you'd think the shop had been around for years, hard-pressed to guess it only opened in...

The 11 Inc. / Bike Shops

24 Karl Fraser Rd. 647.345.5611 Website
The 11 Inc.

The 11 Inc. bike store at the Shops at Don Mills impressed me from the moment I walked through its doors. Much different than the typical Toronto shop, the 11...

Carbon Computing / Camera Shops

1052 Queen St. West 416.535.1999 Website
Carbon Computing

Carbon Computing has a new home on West Queen West. Previously a Riverside fixture for over a decade, the computer shop has long catered to what COO Neil Oates refers...

Dream Cyclery / Bike Shops

1478 Eglinton Ave. W 416.908.5562 Website
Dream Cyclery

Dream Cyclery bike shop is the culmination of a lifelong dream of bike-enthusiast Linus Kwak, a man of an impressive amount of trades, yet who is modest enough to define...

Lewis Family Tattoo Company / Tattoo Parlours

2235 Dundas St. West 416.792.1307 Website
Lewis Family Tattoo Company

Lewis Family Tattoo Company is bathed in mid-morning sun that's beaming bright as I approach the family-friendly environs of Roncesvalles Village. Amidst the SUV-sized strollers parked in front of the...

FY Ink Tattoos / Tattoo Parlours

522 Queen St. West 416.792.5670 Website
FY Ink Tattoos

FY Ink Tattoos is a street-level Queen West tattoo shop in a prime spot for walk-in traffic, which hits a fever pitch during the summer months. Unfortunately, it's a freezing...

Neurotica (Annex) / Music Store

587 Markham St. 416.603.7796 Website
Neurotica (Annex)

Neurotica, the longstanding Queen West record shop, has returned to life in a new neighbourhood. Whether you're situated on the cusp of neighbourhood gentrification or finding a niche in a...

Coffee Guitar / Musical Instruments

1280 Bloor St. West 647.748.3319 Website
Coffee Guitar

Coffee Guitar is ... well, use your imagination, folks. Located in Bloordale, where Bloor Barista once stood, the week-old shop may be the only spot in town where you can...

Parkdale Platters / Music Store

1614 Queen St. West 647.267.4882 Website
Parkdale Platters

Parkdale Platters, which opened its doors for the first time on January 11, allows the neighbourhood's music lovers to hunt for records a little closer to home. Though Parkdale's gentrification...

The Black Pearl Tattoos / Tattoo Parlours

294A Danforth Ave. 647.777.2201 Website
The Black Pearl Tattoos

The Black Pearl Tattoos and Piercing is a tattoo shop in a hidden second-storey location on the Danforth. Chances are, if you live in this family-friendly neck of the woods,...

Rotate This / Music Store

801 Queen St. West 416.504.8447 Website
Rotate This

Rotate This on West Queen West has been a constant favourite of Toronto's music lovers for over two decades. Honest Ed's is on the way out, condos are popping up...

Soundscapes / Music Store

572 College St. 416.537.1620 Website

Soundscapes, nestled in Little Italy between College Street Bar and a BMO at College and Manning, is a shop many consider a neighbourhood fixture. Having recently celebrated its 15th anniversary...

Tonality Records / Music Store

2168 Dundas St. W 416.532.8808 Website
Tonality Records

Tonality Records, a staunchly indie record store, is nestled between Mojo Cycles and a vet clinic on Dundas West near Roncesvalles. And now just down the street from a newly...

Tiny Record Shop / Music Store

804 Queen St. East Website
Tiny Record Shop

Tiny Record Shop is tucked in the back of gift shop Token in on Queen East in Riverside. The shop isn't named like a 400-pound movie thug - it's actually...

Sonic Boom (Spadina) / Music Store

215 Spadina Ave. 416.532.0334 Website
Sonic Boom (Spadina)

Sonic Boom officially welcomed the public to its brand-new space in the Robertson Building at 215 Spadina Ave. last month (and held a massive funeral party for its former Honest...

Canadian School of Lutherie / Musical Instruments

276 Carlaw Ave., Unit 105 416.333.7557 Website
Canadian School of Lutherie

Canadian School of Lutherie is a place you'll probably never come across, unless you're intentionally looking for it - and even if you do have the address, it's still a...

La Bicicletta / Bike Shops

1180 Castlefield Ave 416.762.2679 Website
La Bicicletta

La Bicicletta is one of Toronto's most established high-end bike shops, having occupied its spot on Castlefied Avenue for over 15 years. While the store carries a small selection of...

Tattoo People / Tattoo Parlours

1077 Bathurst St. 647.850.5977 Website
Tattoo People

Tattoo People is an airy, bright new tattoo parlour at Bathurst and Dupont specializing in various Asian design work. There are two locations already in Busan and Seoul, South Korea,...

La Carrera Cycles / Bike Shops

1611 Dupont St. 416.538.1203 Website
La Carrera Cycles

La Carrera Cycles moved from its previous Harbord St. location last year to a resurgent stretch of Dupont in the Junction Triangle. In contrast to the World Cup crazed street,...

The Pedal Stop / Bike Shops

127 Ossington Ave 647.352.3240 Website
The Pedal Stop

The Pedal Stop is nestled at the northeast corner of Ossington and Argyle, just south of Little Portugal's gateway, west of Trinity Bellwoods. Plain and unassuming from the outside, the...

Giant Bicycles / Bike Shops

650 Queen St. West 416.703.9990 Website
Giant Bicycles

Giant Bicycles has set up shop in what was once MissBehav'n, just a couple doors east of Palmerston on Queen. The international cycling company has transformed the storefront into a...

Silent Sports / Bike Shops

111 Doncaster Ave. Thornhill 905.889.3772 Website
Silent Sports

Silent Sports is not a shop you would ride by on your daily commute. Located just off of Yonge Street in Thornhill, this is a destination store. Doncaster Ave. is...

Bateman's Bicycle Company / Bike Shops

913 Bathurst St. 416.538.2453 Website
Bateman's Bicycle Company

Bateman's Bicycle Company expanded from their original Barton St. shop in 2012 to this 2,000 sq. ft.location that used to be home to Bathurst Cycle. "We cater to all rider...

Sweet Pete's (Brick Works) / Bike Shops

550 Bayview Ave. 647.341.7271 Website
Sweet Pete's (Brick Works)

Sweet Pete's Brick Works location opened just three weeks ago, their new digs annexed beside Bike Works in a refurbished building nestled within the revitalized heritage site. "It's a great...

Lifer Tattoos / Tattoo Parlours

1769 Danforth Ave. 647.351.3923 Website
Lifer Tattoos

Lifer Tattoos opened its doors on the Danforth at the end of last summer, and from what I can see, the shop comes by its name quite honestly. Lil Mamma...

Good Music / Music Store

256 Queen West 416.506.4663 Website
Good Music

Good Music is down the familiar black and white striped staircase of the Black Market on Queen Street, where I can already hear the early 80s punk music blasting over...

Play De Record / Music Store

357 Yonge Street 416.586.0380 Website
Play De Record

Play De Record, if nothing else, has proven itself. Situated right beside Zanzibar Tavern on Yonge St., this long yet slim shop has endured the test of time and watched...

Espresso Cycles / Bike Shops

521 Annette St. 647.344.2669 Website
Espresso Cycles

Espresso Cycles on Annette at Runnymede seems like the sort of place that would be half cafe, half bike shop. Based on its name, I pictured bikes and equipment set...

Kops Records (Annex) / Music Store

592 Bloor St. W. 647.352.8523 Website
Kops Records (Annex)

Kops Records new Annex location at Bloor and Markham is already bustling on Saturday afternoon just a couple of hours after their official opening last weekend. I stopped in looking...

Planet of Sound (West Queen West) / Music Store

1020 Queen St W 416.530.9703 Website
Planet of Sound (West Queen West)

Planet of Sound has just increased its orbit. With a new store along West Queen West, the purveyors of quality hi-fi sound systems are expanding their reach to audiophiles on...

Switchback Cyclery / Bike Shops

651 Queen St. E. 416.466.6776 Website
Switchback Cyclery

Switchback Cyclery is a bike shop in Riverside near Queen St. E. and Broadview, and they give back to the community in more ways than just hooking it up with...

LP's LPs / Music Store

2227 Dundas St West 416.671.0420 Website
LP's LPs

LP's LPs has a note hanging on the door when I first stop by. "Be back at 5:30. Go grab a coffee. I had to run an errand. I'll see...

Victory Industries Tattoo and Apparel / Tattoo Parlours

1695 Dundas Street West 647.347.3324 Website
Victory Industries Tattoo and Apparel

Victory Industries is the mom and pop version of a Toronto tattoo shop. Which is to say that the quote-unquote mom and pop in question are into a '50s aesthetic...

June Records / Music Store

662 College St. 416.516.5863
June Records

June Records is the latest record store addition to College St., and it's taking over the old Ammo Video space. Located between local favourite Soundscapes and the new thrift store/record...

Red Tent Sisters / Sex Stores

810 Danforth Avenue 416.463.8368 Website
Red Tent Sisters

Red Tent Sisters falls somewhere in the categorical realm of sex shop-meets-women's health boutique. The east end store offers books on fertility, an assortment of natural feminine hygiene products, and...

Grasshopper Records / Music Store

1167 Dundas St West 416.534.0184
Grasshopper Records

Grasshopper Records doesn't have a storefront sign yet. Just milk crates chock-full of records sitting out font, unassumingly. Oh, and Wu-Tang's "Protect Ya Neck" debut single resting in the window....

Broom Wagon Cyclery / Bike Shops

701 Danforth Ave 647.352.6200 Website
Broom Wagon Cyclery

Broom Wagon Cyclery has been open for four days when I first walk in. But they sold a bike on their second day, so that's a good start, right? Nestled...

Okey Doke Tattoo Shop / Tattoo Parlours

790 Dundas St. West 416.538.0303 Website
Okey Doke Tattoo Shop

Okey Doke Tattoo Shop is a good jog from Cabbagetown. When I get to the shop, located at College and Ossington, and gracefully dismount from my bike, I have a...

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