Details: Toronto has a burgeoning Ok-pop fan neighborhood. Additionally details: choices within the metropolis aren’t nice and getting albums and fan merch shipped right here is demanding and costly.
Though you’ll find albums at main retailers like Indigo, Walmart, and Dawn Information, the choice isn’t practically as intensive because the choices obtainable at these Toronto Ok-pop shops. Not solely will you discover albums by in style artists like BTS, Seventeen, Stray Youngsters, Black Pink, NCT, Tomorrow x Collectively, Twice, Crimson Velvet, Enyhphen, Luna, GOT7, and a lot extra however some even inventory hard-to-find albums, Ok-drama soundtracks, and C-pop albums.
Others host Ok-pop dance courses and themed occasions to have fun idols’ birthdays and anniversaries, making it the proper alternative to satisfy different followers and gush over your biases.
Sarah & Tom
What: Sarah & Tom began round 10 years in the past promoting novelty items from Japan and different components of Asia. It’s bought partitions of Ok-pop albums by BTS, BlackPink, Tomorrow x Collectively, STAYC, Enhyphen, in addition to extra obscure teams like AOA and BtoB.
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Replenish on posters, stickers, standees, photocards, and different merch. Should you love plushies, stationery, and anime merch that is the place for you. Sarah & Tom has two downtown areas and lately opened a 3rd one in Hamilton.
The place: 624 Bloor Road West, 686 Yonge Road
Time: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Sunday 12 pm to six pm; Friday to Saturday 12 pm to 7 pm
Improbable, Child Cafe
What: Named after the Huge Bang track, Improbable, Child Cafe proprietor Kathie Hintsa needed to create a “place designed to make you smile.” After studying about Ok-pop from her daughter, she now runs this lovable cafe/store, a Ok-pop haven on Dundas Road West. Improbable Child shares Japanese merchandise, cute stationery, plushies, dwelling decor, and Ok-beauty.
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♬ Improbable Child – BIGBANG
It not solely sells CDs in-store nevertheless it additionally accepts album pre-orders. Is your favorite group’s anniversary developing? Chances are high Improbable, Child’s internet hosting an occasion with picture ops, themed desserts, and particular drinks. It’s the proper spot to take pleasure in one thing candy as you store for a brand new album so as to add to your assortment.
The place: 1193 Dundas Road West
Time: Tuesday and Sunday, 11 am to five pm; Wednesday 10 am to six pm; Thursday 10 am to 7 pm; Friday to Saturday 10 am to 9 pm; closed Mondays
What: Fed up with the restricted choices in Canada and the expense and trouble of delivery Ok-pop albums and merch, co-CEOs Laurie Dumais and Jo Kim determined to take issues into their very own arms. The most recent Ok-pop child on the town, LightUp:Ok first began on-line in February 2022 and expanded to a brick-and-mortar retailer in East Danforth in July. And it’s just about your one-stop store to your music wants.
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Cabinets are organized by businesses (JYP, YG, SM, and so forth.) and it even sells unique soundtracks out of your favorite Ok-dramas so you’ll be able to relive the feels as soon as once more. LightUp:Ok accepts pre-orders and carries some official merch, magazines, and lightsticks. There’s a small space the place you’ll be able to unbox your album and, if you happen to like, swap an official photocard from their buying and selling wall so you’ll be able to take dwelling a photocard of your bias.
The corporate additionally works with the neighborhood to host Ok-pop dance workshops, showcases, conventions, and extra.
The place: 104 Cedarvale Avenue
Time: Open every single day from 12 pm to 7 pm. Closed on Wednesdays.
Broadcast Leisure & Fantasia
What: Pacific Mall may be recognized for homeware and wonderful meals (for actual, take a look at our information right here) however in the midst of the rows and rows of outlets is a retailer that carries the whole lot from Ok-pop to hard-to-find C-pop albums.
Broadcast Leisure & Fantasia sells albums by artists like Tremendous Junior-M, Crimson Velvet, SHINee, HyunA, Huge Bang, and extra. Along with CDs, it has a great deal of lovable stationery and present objects. You may take a look at its second Markham location on Kennedy Highway or order albums on-line.
The place: 4300 Steeles Avenue East, Unit C75, Markham; 8360 Kennedy Highway, Unit 13
Time: Open every single day, 11 am to 7 pm