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The Best Video Stores in Toronto

The best video rental stores in Toronto are world class havens filled with cult films and blockbusters. With streaming services like Netflix cornering the at home movie watching market, it's becoming increasingly difficult to find well-stocked video stores. Luckily, these shops, have managed to stand the test of time and carry flicks you just can't find on the internet.

Of course, if you're a seasoned film buff looking for an expansive collection, you can always check out the TIFF Film Reference library, it may not be a rental store per say, but it's collection blows most shops out of the water.

Here are the best video rental stores in Toronto.



Eyesore Cinema
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Eyesore Cinema

Eyesore Cinema is much more than your average video store. The West Queen West shop sells books, magazines, t-shirts, and handmade baked goods, while also renting out videos. Their inventory offers rare, out of print DVDs that you definitely won't be able to stream online. The shop also curates movie screenings at bars like Tequila Bookworm so that you can watch niche flicks with like-minded film buffs.

Bay Street Video
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Bay Street Video

If you want variety, look no further than this store near Bay and Bloor. They stock over 26,000 DVD and 3,000 Blu-ray titles, giving customers ample options to choose from. On its shelves you'll find everything from The Avengers to Bette Davis classics. Every two months they also run a Films for Free program, where customers can explore hand-chosen flicks free of charge.


2Q Video
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2Q Video

This St. Clair West store specializes in new releases, foreign films, criterion, documentaries, Canadian flicks and TV shows. When you borrow a film from 2Q, a portion of the rental cost goes toward buying rice for needy families, so you're also doing a little good.

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