Zoinks Music and Books

toronto record store + bookstore

Category: Neighborhood


Record Store Day Sale

Sale April 21&22

Come celebrate Record Store Day with us this weekend! We will be having a huge sale and we need you to help us clear out old stock. Books and Dvds are buy one get the second one half price and used records are 20% off. Also because of Record Store Day we will be open extra early on Saturday: 9AM-7PM Saturday, and 11AM-6PM Sunday. Hope to see you there!

Zoinks is located at 1019 Bloor St West in Toronto. If you are taking the TTC that is in between Ossington Station and Dufferin Station on the Bloor line. Click here to find us on Google Maps.

Shop the Neighbourhood

Shop The Neighborhood

Shop The Neighborhood

November 29 is Shop The Neighbourhood

Guess what? Zoinks Music and Books is proud to be participating in Shop The Neighbourhood! So be sure to stop by and say hello.

We will be offering 20% off all books, as well as Buy 1 DVD get another FREE!


What is Shop The Neighbourhood?

A free event that supports small businesses by encouraging people to make local purchases on November 29, 2014.

If we all choose to make our next purchase locally, we’re helping to strengthen our small businesses and by proxy, the neighbourhoods where we live, work and play.

Bloorcourt Arts and Crafts Fair

Bloorcourt Arts and Crafts Fair

Bloorcourt Arts and Crafts Fair

The Bloorcourt Arts and Crafts Fair is a one-day street festival on Bloor St. W. that takes place on Sept. 6th. The event involves a number of talented arts and crafts vendors, an exciting children’s area, a showcase of local cuisine, live music, a soccer skill testing area and so much more.

The Paradise Theatre – A Toronto Landmark

With all the construction happening right now, I thought I would take the time to document some of the changes here on Bloor Street.  For the past few years, the fate of the Paradise Theatre (1008 Bloor St W) has been up in the air despite its heritage status. Thankfully the new owners do not want to tear it down, and plan to restore it. As you can see from the photo this theatre has certainly seen better days. Since it is the main thing that we see when looking out our window, we can’t wait to see what’s in store for this location. The original old sign above the marquee is stunning – here’s hoping they can recreate that part of it.

For more information on the history of The Paradise check out these terrific articles:

Toronto’s old movie theatres—the Paradise (Eve’s Paradise) By Doug Taylor

The Paradise Theatre By Jamie Bradburn

Paradise Theatre 1937 vs Now

Paradise Theatre 1937 vs Now

Readings from your favourite queer authors!

Saturday January 4, 2014 – TRAMP early for a reading from your favourite queer authors!@ The Steady Cafe & Bar 1051 Bloor St W 8: 30 PM Authors: Zoe Whittall, Stacey May Fowles, Anna Cammilleri, Alison Taylor, Mariko Tamaki and VIVEK SHRAYA Readings start at 8:30

Toronto School of Art at Bloor and Dufferin

Toronto School of Art Comes to Bloor and Dufferin

Click here for more info

Local Patios to Check Out

Well, some sad news to report. Beirut Palace (the falafel place with the hookahs) is closed. This was my go-to patio in the summertime. Looks like I’ll be checking out some other patios in the neighborhood. So what else is there, you ask? Here’s a list of patios in and around Bloordale:

• Pour Boy (666 Manning) – Pub
• Hurricanes (963 Bloor) – Bar
• Madras Masala (796 Bloor) – Restaurant
• Mexi Taco (828 Bloor) – Restaurant
• Ristorante Roma (1090 Bloor) – Restaurant
• 3 Speed (1163 Bloor) – Bar
• The Roxton (379 Harbourd Street) – Bar/Restaurant
• The Abbey Pub (989 College) Pub