Kops Records Danforth

Kops Records to expand to Danforth with third location

The Danforth is about to get a new record shop. For Toronto crate diggers, the face will be familiar: Martin Koppel's Kops Records has been a local institution since 1976. In 2013, buoyed by vinyl's increasing popularity and an overflowing warehouse full of records, Kops' longtime Queen Street location expanded to a second spot in the Annex. Now, as son Andrew Koppel tells Danforth East, a third Kops location is set to open in at Coxwell and Danforth in late spring.

Koppel sites the neighbourhood as an area on the rise, with a strong sense of community. I might speculate he's also aware that while the Danforth isn't lacking a record shop, it will be nice to have another spot that has a phone number

Plans for the east end location include an emphasis on 7″ singles, and a warehouse in the back. Like their first two locations, I imagine the 1811 Danforth Kops' eclectic selection of handpicked used vinyl will be bolstered by intriguing antiques and memorabilia tracing the history of recorded music.


Join the conversation Load comments

Latest in Music

Someone in Ontario wrote a hilarious song about how much he misses golf

Toronto's Rehearsal Factory might be sold to controversial church and people are upset

Deceased Toronto musician sits behind drum kit at his own funeral

The history of the Rivoli in Toronto before it was a bar and live music venue

Tickets to Bad Bunny concert in Toronto sold out and it may not even happen

Scotiabank Arena in Toronto has a lineup of concerts scheduled for later this year

Toronto rapper criticized for filming music video atop war memorial

Even virtual concerts are now banned under Ontario lockdown rules