Alternative Audio (Dundas)
There are some others but these have a good balance of service and selection
For all things analog:
My Kind of Music
John knows how to set up turntable perfectly, is very knowledgeable and easy to talk to. No pressure for buying either. His systems are all optimized and nicely set-up.
Also, some interesting items can be found here:
And there is Audio Eden, who mostly sells out of his house at usually good prices:
Of course you should have a look at CAM as well:
Canuck Audio Mart
With best wishes from Toronto!
I have read with interest through the years as a few other members wrote to give kudos to an Audio dealer they felt really helped them. Well, I recently posted about getting back into vinyl..and some trouble with a tone arm that came with my table. A local Audio shop swore up and down that the arm was faulty; the table worn blah blah..un-fixable they said, which is fine, they tried their best, no problem with that at all. I persevered though and brought it to a Toronto shop, almost out of desperation....My Kind of Music is the name of the shop. In a word, wow....the owner, John, was just tremendous to work with. Literally, I felt he treated the table more like it was his own rather than mine. The depth of explanations about turntables, and amplification was uncanny. We sat, we listened to music, talked components, he was never hurried or in 'selling' mode, just affable and extremely relaxed....the ambiance was more like visiting a friend. I left the table with him Friday evening, by Saturday afternoon, table was running fine...he verified its age, 5 years old...nothing wrong with the tonearm..it sounded wonderful and I am glad I made the trek back into vinyl. He went far beyond anything I have experienced in my 25 years into this hobby. Great to see such passion, I left with far more knowledge than I entered with, a fully working table/tone arm.. perspectives on good sound, synergy etc...great experience and I would unequivocally check out the shop if you are close by or need to check out some amazing gear; or just want to talk audio.