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Toronto's newest MEC store is now open

Toronto's newest and most infamous Mountain Equipment Co-op location just opened at 300 Queen Street West.

The new 54,000-square-foot flagship location comes equipped with a 1,000-square-foot bouldering wall space for indoor climbing and a "Basecamp" open concept community space where clinics and events will be hosted.

A brand new bike and ski repair area is totally open concept too. 

This accessible MEC also has universal washrooms and change rooms, and the first ever written acknowledgement to recognize the Indigenous land where the store is located posted at the entrance. All MEC buildings are totally carbon neutral.

MEC memberships are just five bucks, and even if you don't have hundreds to shell out on the most cutting edge jackets and tents, there's a low cost rental program that makes getting equipment to get out of the city less expensive.

The store is in soft opening mode now but they are having a grand opening on April 13, complete with DJs, refreshments, and store information clinics.

Love or hate the change to one of Toronto's major shopping strips, this Canadian brand has been chugging along since the 70s and shows no signs of slowing down.

Lead photo by

Hector Vasquez


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