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The List of Record Store Day Releases for 2018 is out!


Record Store Day 2018

Record Store Day 2018

The big day is just 44 days away, and the official list of tiles is now out. Check out the list and get in touch if there’s something you’d like to see at Zoinks! We will do our best to try to get what we can, but be aware that quantities are limited.

We want to celebrate Record Store Day 2018 by thanking everyone that has supported small independent record stores and bookstores over the years. So to thank YOU we are having a big sale all weekend long.  Stay tuned and follow us on Facebook for updates.

So mark for calendars for April 21 & 22 and check out the full list of exclusive releases for Canada. Click here for the list of titles.

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.

Happy Halloween

#nowplaying spooky must haves: “Death of a Disco Dancer” and “My Wife and My Dead Wife” . Happy Halloween everyone. Open till 8pm as usual tonight.zoinks_pumpkin


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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

Switching to Winter Hours

Hope everyone is staying warm and safe during these extreme weather conditions. Zoinks will be open until 7:00 pm everyday – except Sunday. See the sidebar if that didn’t make any sense.

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This Just In

Lots of great vinyl has just been put out, so stop by and check it out. Some of the artists include:


  • Kraftwerk
  • Talking Heads
  • Scott Walker
  • Blues Explosion
  • James Brown
  • Terry Riley
  • Kevin Ayers
  • Steve Reich
  • Muddy Waters


And plenty more.