Rotate This, one of Toronto’s most popular independent record stores, are saying goodbye to their location on Queen Street West and saying hello to a brand new spot at Dundas and Ossington. After contemplating the possibility of opening a second store, the crew at Rotate This decided to move altogether after finding a promising space a few minutes away from their current location.
According to a statement released on the company’s website, the new location should be only about a 10-minute walk from their current spot at Queen West.
“After 24somethingish years calling Queen West our home, we’d been looking to make a change in location. Originally we’d considered opening up a second shop in an area we really like, but an excellent space opened up, and we’ve decided to pack it all up and move to our new forever home at Dundas and Ossington. It’s about a 10 minute walk from our current location, (unless you’re me, in which case it’s 45 minutes).”
Rotate This has a reputation for being a reliable record source for GTA music fans, carrying a variety of genres including hip hop, punk, jazz, hardcore, reggae, electronic, and indie. The shop is also a solid source for used vinyl records, though these products tend to turnover fairly quickly. Services offered by Rotate This include a buy-and-sell service for customers looking to get rid of old records, and an official ticket source for major Toronto venues.
Rotate This has mentioned that they are expecting to open their new location nearing the end of February, however, opening dates have yet to be confirmed.
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