Vortex Records Announces Closure After Forty Years

Longstanding record shop closing doors after 40 years of business

One of Toronto’s longstanding record shops, Vortex Records is closing it’s doors for the last time.

Owner and operator for almost 40 years, Bert Myers announced his retirement via the business’s Facebook page. In their own words “you can’t have Vortex without Bert,” therefore have decided to pack up shop.

HI Folks — Bert is retiring. Therefore, we are closing — because you can't have Vortex without Bert!We're gonna have…

Posted by Vortex Records on Thursday, December 10, 2015


During it’s time, the popular record shop managed to open up a couple locations around town. Though they’ve all since closed, it’s current and last location has stayed put on the second floor at Yonge and Eglinton for nearly 40 years.

While there isn’t an exact closure date, Vortex Records have announced a “retirement sale” through to Christmas with increasing deals. Another sale will also be announced on December 24th. Take a look at their sale below:

Dec 11 – 13: 35% OFF all Vinyl & CDs
Dec 14 – 19: 45% OFF all Vinyl & CDs
Dec 20 – 23: 50% OFF all Vinyl & CDs

Since making the announcement, an outpouring of grateful customers have posted and commented on the Facebook wall thanking Bert for his help over the years.

Feel free to share your favorite memories of the shop in the post below.