As the Vinyl Resurrection prepares to enter its ninth year, you’d think that old-school record stores would be enjoying a new lease on life. Many are, but many are still reaching the end of their lifetimes. Vortex Records of Toronto is in the latter group.
After nearly 40 years in the business of selling music as an independent, owner Bert Meyers has decided to retire, meaning that the last remaining location at Yonge and Eglinton will soon liquidate its inventory and close forever. Sure, Bert could probably sell the place to new owners, but the Yonge/Eglington corridor is currently undergoing massive redevelopment, meaning that the land currently occupied by a lot of the old buildings–especially those on the northeast side–has become exponentially more valuable in recent years. The building housing Vortex was probably on borrowed time, anyway.
If you’re in the area and you want to pay your respects (and maybe pick up some good deals of physical product), here’s the schedule for the sale of remaining inventory.
After almost 40 years of music retail in Toronto, Vortex Records is closing its doors forever. We’re having a retirement sale!
The sale will consist of two parts: pre- and post-Christmas:
Dec 11 – 13: 35% OFF all Vinyl & CDs
Dec 14 – 19: 45% OFF all Vinyl & CDs
Dec 20 – 23: 50% OFF all Vinyl & CDs
Full details of our post-Christmas sale will be posted on this page on December 24th. You can also sign up for our mailing list and we’ll send them to your inbox.
Want to sell your vinyl?
Because we’re closing, we’re obviously no longer purchasing merchandise to add to our inventory. If you’ve got vinyl to sell, we highly recommend you sell it to GOOD MUSIC, the record store run by our former manager. He pays the best price in the city for quality vinyl. Visit his web site atGoodMusicToronto.com for full details. You can see the kinds of records he carries at Instagram.com/GoodMusicPopUp
Note that he buys vinyl only — no CDs, please!