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The Best Skateboard Shops in Toronto

Posted by Hassan Mohamud / June 5, 2016

skateboard shop torontoThe best skateboard shops in Toronto are places that will fix your board mishaps, show you possible setups, and provide a safe haven for all things boarding-related. Note: despite the title, this list has both skate and longboard shops but we know both activities aren't the same.

Here are the best skateboard shops in Toronto.

Longboard Haven

Longboard Haven

This two-level longboard shop on Queen East is chock full of all kinds of products from boards, wheels, trucks, clothing and other necessary tools. It's a great place to go for equipment advice as well as a social spot to meet fellow longboarders. More »

Sanction

Sanction

This well-arranged Junction shop has a good selection of products for both beginners and more experienced riders. It's the perfect place for first-timers to get their initial setups and for casual skaters to stock up on t-shirts or a new pair of sneakers. More »

Blue Tile Lounge

Blue Tile Lounge

This Dundas West shop near Dunbat Skatepark stocks board, wheel, truck and other skate hardware brands that you won't find in other stores. Over the years, they've earned a reputation as a trusted destination shop for skaters. While beginners are welcome, this shop is excellent for intermediate and experienced skaters. More »

Longboard Living

Longboard Living

This small, well-curated Kensington Market shop is where longboarding enthusiasts can find boards from Rayne and Skateistan, as well as a variety of clothing and other accessories. Despite being a longboard-centric shop, they do blur the lines by carrying traditional skate-specific products as well. More »

Adrift

Adrift

This shop near Spadina and Richmond has a major focus on shoes and clothing, which means it carries less hard goods than the average skate shop. Brands like Polar and Adidas can be found here, but it's more than just the products that differentiate this store. It's also a great social space for people to network and chat about skate culture. More »

So Hip it Hurts

So Hip it Hurts

This Queen West mainstay sells skateboards, longboards, snowboards and cruisers. They also have a ton of clothing as well as sneakers from brands like Lakai, Nike, Supra and Vans. The sheer size of this four-room space can be a bit overwhelming, but there's no denying it's got one of the best selections of boards and accessories in the city. More »

Hammer Skateboard

Hammer Skateboard

This small basement-level skate shop in the Beaches carries a ton of different board brands as well as trucks, wheels, bearing packs and shoes. The product quality is top notch, especially their complete skateboard setups. More »

Roarockit

Roarockit

This unique Leaside shop lets you build your own decks using their tools and raw materials. It's definitely the place to go if you're looking to customize your own longboard, skateboard or whatever board you choose to make. They offer lots of woodworking opportunities for students, including summer camps and free school demos. More »

Boardsports

Boardsports

This busy Leaside shop down the street from the Vanderhoof Skatepark is packed with skate, snow, cruise, long boarding, wake, kite and windsurfing gear. This is a really good place for beginners to get the advice and equipment they need to skate as safely as possible. More »

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