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Greetings fellow music consumers and welcome to the buymusic.ca blog.

Here you will find various information relating to the purchase of music online and by mail, as well as sheet music, music instruments and memorabilia.

I will also be posting various commentaries and reviews in regards to these services and various related issues.

To begin either click on an option in the menu to your left, which features various source listings, or scroll down for my blog entries. And if you are aware of a Canadian music retailer or record convention or fair that I have missed, please contact me with details.

Thanks. And Enjoy.


This Weekend’s Events

There will be three record conventions this weekend, two on Saturday (in Brantford and Ottawa) and one in Etobicoke on Sunday. And there will be one Comicon in Kingston, on Sunday as well.

The Brantford Record Show will be hosted by the Royal Canadian Legion in Brantford on Saturday, April 13th, 2024 from 10am to 3pm.

Admission will be a $2 donation to the Legion and multiple bus stops services the immediate area. Brantford Transit has a trip planner you can consult.

The third Ottawa Record Fair will be held at the Carleton-Dominion Chalmers Centre from 11am to 4pm on Saturday, the 13th of April 2024.

Admission is $5 and the nearest bus stops are 1902 and 2487, one block west on Bank Street – OC Transpo has multiple routes on this major street.

The Toronto/Mississauga Vinyl Record & Collectibles Show will be at the Etobicoke Olympium from 10am to 3pm on Sunday, April 14th, 2024.

Admission will be $5 and bus stop numbers 1493 and 1501 are serviced by route 48 on the TTC.

The Kingston Comicon is going to be open from 10am to 3pm at the Royal Canadian Legion in Kingston, Ontario on Sunday, the 14th of April, 2024.

Admission will vary from $5 to $20, the later being VIP, and kids under 12 get in for free (click here for details). The venue is serviced by Route 1 on Kingston Transit.

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2 Comicon & 2 Record Conventions

There will be four events this weekend:

The Collingwood Comicon will be held on Saturday, the 6th of April 2024 at the Royal Canadian Legion from 10am to 3pm.

Admission is $5 or $20 VIP, with kids under 12 getting in for free. And the nearest bus stops are 234 and 420. Additional transit information can be obtained from Collingwood Transit.

The Rose City Comic Convention will be held at the Giovanni Caboto Club in Windsor, Ontario from 11am to 6pm on Saturday April 6th, 2024.

Admission is $10 with free admission for children under 10. And the nearest bus stops are 1110 and 1111. Additional information on transit can be obtained from the City Of Windsor.

The Toronto Flipside DJ & Collectors’ Vintage Records Sale will be held at 1650 Dupont St from noon to 6pm on Sunday, the 7th of April 2024 and admission will be $5.

The nearest bus stops to the venue are 1007 and 1019. And additional transit information can be obtained from the TTC.

The Record Show will occur at the Dominion House at 3140 Sandwich St. in Windsor, Ontario from 10am to 3pm, also on Sunday, April 7th, 2024.

Entry will be free and the nearest bus stops this this venue are 1074 and 1075. And additional information on transit in the city can be obtained from the City Of Windsor.

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Anime, Records & More

There will be two events this weekend, one in Ottawa, Ontario and the other in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

The first Anime Ottawa will be held at the EY Center from the 29th to the 31st of March, 2024, and will of course feature memorabilia form this art form.

Ticket prices vary. Click here for additional information. And the nearest bus stop, 1076, is at the venue itself. Contact OC Transpo for additional information.

The Halifax Record Fair will be held in the Maritime Hall of the Halifax Forum on Saturday the 30th on March, 2024, from 9am to 4pm.

Early admission will be $15 from 9am and regular admission will be $5 from 10am. And the nearest bus stops, 8564 and 8572, face the venue and are serviced by Halifax Transit.

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This Weekend’s Events

There will be several events this weekend in Ontario, one of which will be a record convention:

Starting on Friday the 22nd of March (2024) there will be a miniature wargame convention named Hotlead at the Best Western Plus The Harden Park Hotel in Stratford, right through to Sunday the 24th.

Admission and hours vary so please consult the official event site for additional details. I believe the nearest bus stop number to the venue is 1273 and it is serviced by Route 2 on Fridays but you should consult the City of Stratford Transit site for additional information.

The Peterborough Comicon will occur on the 23rd at The Venue from 10am to 3pm and will feature memorabilia from music, television and film.

Admission will be $5 for Adults and free for children under 12. And the nearest bus stops to the event are 1495 (George/King) and 1537 (Water/King). Additional transit information can be obtained from Peterborough Transit.

Bothe the Mississauga Video Game Show and Mississauga Toy Expo will be held at the Hilton Mississauga/Meadowvale on Sunday, the 24th of March (2024) from 10am to 4pm.

Click here for admission prices and purchases. And there are two transit providers that service this venue: Bus stop numbers 2302 and 2314 with Miway / Bus stop numbers 101246 and 101439 with Go Transit.

The Guelph Record Show will be hosted at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch in Guelph, Ontario on Sunday, the 24th of March (2024) from 10:30am to 4pm with a special admission of $20 for earlier entry at 9am ; General admission is $5.

The nearest bus stop to the venue is 419 and is is serviced by Route 4 by the City of Guelph Transit.

Please note that cash is usually preferable at the conventions so you may want to look for an ATM near these venues.

Enjoy.

This Weekend’s Events & More

There will be three record shows this weekend, two in Ontario and one in British Columbia, and two memorabilia collector’s conventions in Alberta and Ontario, also on Sunday the 17th of March, 2024:

The London Record Show will occur from 11am to 4pm at Centennial Hall and admission will be $5.

The nearest bus stops are a five minute walk away at the corner of Dufferin and Waterloo, which is serviced by Route 1. Consult London Transit for further details.

The Newmarket Record Show will be hosted by the Royal Canadian Legion from 10am to 3pm and admission will be $5.

The nearest bus stops are on the same street as the venue and a seven minute walk away at the corners of Crusader Way and Ordinary Drive. A trip planner and additional details can be found on the York Region Transit web site.

The Vancouver Flea Market will have a record show from 10am to 3pm and admission will also be $5.

The nearest bus stops to the venue are 51277 and 51353, which is service by route 022. Additional information on local transit to the area can be found on Translink.

Edmonton Collector Con will be at the Italian Cultural Center from 10am to 4pm and although general admission is $7 kids under 12 get in for free.

The nearest bus stops are 6152 and 6488, behind the venue on St.Albert Trail. And a trip planner is available at the city’s official transit site.

The Ottawa Nostalgia and Collectibles Show will be at the Nepean Sportsplex (Halls A and B/Entrance 3) from 9am to 3pm and general admission will be $7 until 2pm, the last hour being free. Children under 12 will be admitted free from 9am to 3pm.

This venue is located on a major transit route, the Transitway, and is regularly serviced by multiple bus routes at stops number 1652 and 1683 by OC Transpo. A trip planner is available on the official site.

Please note that cash is preferable but ATMs may be available at these venues for your convenience. And BTW, you can obtain 5000 bonus PC Optimum points on $50 Apple gift card purchases at participating Shoppers Drug Mart and Pharmaprix stores until Friday, March 15th, 2024. Details can be found on their official web site.

Enjoy

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This Weekend’s Events

There will be three events this Sunday, the March 10 (2024), a record show in Sarnia, Ontario, a vinyl record gathering in Sudbury, Ontario and a sports and collectibles show in Burnaby, British Columbia.

The Sarnia Record Show will be held at the Sarnia Legion Branch 62 at 286 North Front Street from 10am to 3pm.

Admission if a $2 donation to the Legion and the venue is a four minute walk away from the Bayside Terminal. Contact Sarnia Transit for further information.

A Vinyl Record Gathering in Sudbury, Ontario is scheduled from 10am to 5pm this Sunday at the St. Peter and Paul Serbian Orthodox Church at 515 Antwerp Ave.

Admission will be free and the nearest bus stops are located a four minute walk away at the corner of Jean St. and Burton ave. I believe these stops are serviced by Route 11 but please contact Sudbury Transit for details.

The Bossa Sports Card & Collectibles Show will be hosted by the Bonsor Recreation Centre at 6550 Bonsor Avenue from 10am to 3pm in Burnaby, British Columbia.

This event will feature collectibles from music, television, film and sports and admission will be $10. The nearest bus stops pretty much at the venue itself, 52501 and 52600. Additional details can be obtained from TransLink.ca.

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