What people bought at the Downtown Record Show (Photos)

Over 100,000 records on sale for one day in Toronto.

This year’s Downtown Record Show, hosted by the Record Guys, went down Sunday at the Estonian House Banquet Hall on Broadview Avenue. The event featured over 100,000 records on sale for one day, showcasing a selection spanning all genres.

With records going for as little as $2 to some reaching over $100, it was a vinyl junkie’s paradise. Here’s a gallery of vinyl collectors who shared their finds with us over the course of the one-day event.

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Name: Amrit T. | Brampton, Ontario
Age: 29
What you bought: Nina Simone – Little Girl Blue, Stevie Wonder – Songs in the Key of Life, John Coltrane – Giant Steps
Favourite vinyl you own: Marvin Gaye – What’s Going On
 

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Name: Zach F. | The Annex (Toronto)
Age: 27
What you bought: Simon & Garfunkel – Bridge Over Troubled Water, Buffalo Springfield, Don Mclean, The Beatles
Favourite vinyl you own: The Rolling Stones – Let It Bleed
 

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Name: Reena C. | King West (Toronto)
Age: 30
What you bought: Echo and the Bunnymen (self titled), Blondie, Johnny Cash
Favourite vinyl you own: The Cure – Disintegration
 

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Name: Eli P. | Bloor West Village (Toronto)
Age: 15
What you bought: Doors – The Doors
Favourite vinyl you own: Creedence Clearwater Revival – Cosmo’s Factory
 

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Name: Lauren R. | Bloorcourt (Toronto)
Age: 31
What you bought: Lenny Whyte – Venusian Summer
Favourite vinyl you own: Jorge Ben – Africa Brasil
Neighbourhood you’re from: Bloorcourt
 

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Name: Ben F.
Age: 41
What you bought: New Order – Technique
Favourite vinyl you own: Joy Division – Unknown Pleasures
 

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Name: Marianna F. | Weston, Ontario
Age: 27
What you bought: The Rutles (thought it was The Beatles until after purchasing)
Favourite vinyl you own: Pet Shop Boys
 

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Name: Justin M. | Parkdale (Toronto)
Age: 30
What you bought: Roy Ayers Ubiquity – Everybody Loves The Sunshine , Etta James – At Last
Favourite vinyl you own: Gang Starr Collection

Name: Virginia T. | Parkdale (Toronto)
Age: 34
What you bought: Portishead, Afro Cuban stuff
Favourite vinyl you own: A Tribe Called Quest – Midnight Marauders
Neighbourhood you’re from: Parkdale
 

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Name: Katlyn O. | The Village (Toronto)
Age: 27
What you bought: Patsy Cline’s Greatest Hits, Mariah Carey – Merry Christmas
Favourite vinyl you own: U2 – Joshua Tree
Neighbourhood you’re from: The Village
 

Name: Efehan E. | The Village (Toronto)
Age: 30
What you bought: Jimmy Eat World – Chasing Light
Favourite vinyl you own: Postal Service – Give Up
Neighbourhood you’re from: The Village
 

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Name: Aleksandra L. | Yonge & Wellesley (Toronto)
Age: 21
What you bought: Half Moon Run – Sun Leads Me On, Joy Division
Favourite vinyl you own: My Chemical Romance – The Black Parade
Neighbourhood you’re from: Yonge & Wellesley
 

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Name: Phil G. | Midtown (Toronto)
Age: 45
What you bought: Al Di Meola – Friday Night in San Francisco
Favourite vinyl you own: Every new one I buy
Neighbourhood you’re from: Midtown (St. Clair)
 

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Name: Dee | Bloordale (Toronto)
Age: 35
What you bought: De La Soul – 3 Feet High and Rising, Nina Simone, Portishead
Favourite vinyl you own: Radiohead
Neighbourhood you’re from: Bloordale

Downtown Record Show Attracts A Crowd

The Toronto Downtown Record Show was the place to be this weekend. Check out our gallery to see what people found: http://bit.ly/2fwddOG

Posted by Indie88Toronto on Monday, November 7, 2016