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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.


St. Catherines Record Show + More

The St. Catherines Record Show will occur on Sunday, the 16th of June from 10am to 4pm at Grantham Optimist Youth Center and admission will be $5.

A charity table for the Alzheimer’s Society of Niagara Region will be available. And the nearest bus stops are numbers 303 and 306, which is serviced by route 417 on Niagara Regional Transit. * Please note that St. Catherines will also be hosting a collectibles shot and details will be provided later in this entry.

Also occurring this weekend are multiple comics, starting with the Kingston Comicon on Saturday, the 15th of June 2024 at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 460 from 10 am to 3pm.

Admission is $5 or free fro kids 12 and under. And the nearest bus stops are next to the venue and serviced by Route 1 on Kingston Transit. * Please note that the LaSalle Causeway Bridge is closed to traffic and vehicular access is via Montreal road .

Yeticon will be occurring at the Blue Mountain Resort this weekend on the 15th and 16th of June 2024.

Please consult the official website for details.

Also occurring this weekend in St. Catherines, Ontario is the Kuyas Collectibles Show on Sunday, the 16th at the Merritton Community Centre from 10am to 3pm.

Admission will be $5 or free for kids 12 and under. And the nearest bus stop, number 1351, is a nine minute walk from the venue, which is serviced by route 418 on Niagara Regional Transit.

And the final comicon event of the weekend will be the Peterborough Comicon on Sunday the 16th, of June 2024, at The Venue from 10am to 3pm.

Admission will be $5 or free for kids 12 and under. And the nearest bus stops are numbers 1495 and 1537, which are serviced by multiple routes on Peterborough Transit.

Please note that cash may be preferred at these event so you might want to find your nearest ATM prior to attending. Enjoy.

This Weekend’s Events + Bonus Offers

There will be multiple conventions this weekend, one of which is a record convention:

The two day East Coast Comic Expo will start on June the 7th, 2014 at The Moncton Coliseum, which will operate from 6pm to 9pm that day and from 10am to 5pm on Saturday, with early VIP access ticket being made available by clicking here.

Admission to this event will be free for children 12 and under. And the nearest bus stop, T5018, is serviced by bus route 50 (Red Line) on Codiac Transpo.

Another event, Fal-Con 2024: The Falconing, will also be held in conjunction with this convention on the 8th and 9th of June 2024 with Table Top Gaming (40k, AoS and old world play tournaments) at the same venue. Click here for details.

The Niagara Falls Comic Con will be hosted by the Niagara Falls Convention Center from 3pm on Friday through to 4pm Sunday (Friday 3pm-9pm / Saturday 10am-6pm / Sunday 10am to 4pm) with various admission prices and free for kids 6 and under.

The nearest bus stops are number 160 and 165, which are serviced by multiple routes on the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority.

And the Bowmanvillle CD and Record Show will again be hosted by the Bowmanville Memorial Park Club House with free admission on Sunday, June 9th, 2024 from 10am to 4pm.

The nearest operating bus stop is 1499, which is a 8 minute walk from the venue from the Lakeridge Health Bowmanville hospital complex, and this stop is serviced by Route 902 on Durham Region Transit.

Ending today is the 10,000 Bonus PC Optimum Points offer on in store $50 Rakuten KOBO Gift Card purchases at participating Atlantic Superstores and Real Canadian Superstores. And tomorrow, the 6th of June 2014, 5000 Bonus PC Optimum Points offer on in store $50 X-Box Gift Card purchases at participating Shoppers Drug Mart or Pharmaprix will end.

Note that a $10 Rexall Gift Card offer on in store $50 Rakuten KOBO Gift Card purchases at participating Rexall stores will be active from the Friday, the 7th to Thursday, the 13th of June, 2014 and a 15,000 Bonus PC Optimum Points offer on in store purchases of $100 Google Play Gift Cards at participating Shoppers Drug Mart or Pharmaprix will start on Saturday, the 8th and end on Thursday, the 13th of June 2024.

Please consult your local flyers for details. And not that cash may be preferred at some of the events listed.

One Record Convention + Multiple Comicon

There will be multiple events this weekend, one of which will be a record convention. And yes, there are two comic conventions in Oshawa on Saturday, the first of June 2024.

CompasCon Oshawa is a pop up event that will feature multiple film, television and music related memorabilia, that will be hosted at the Royal Canadian Legion from 10am to 3pm. And admission will be $2.50 and kids under 12 get in for free.

The nearest bus stop to the venue are numbers 665 and 670, which are serviced by Durham Regional Transit.

The Oshawa Comicon will be hosted by the Harmony Creek Community Center from 10am to 3pm and admission will be $5 or free for kids 12 and under.

Multiple stops service the major intersection near this venue, which is serviced again by Durham Regional Transit. Note that both Oshawa event venues are linked by bus routes 410 and 902.

The Trenton Comicon will also be held this Saturday from 10 am to 3pm but at the Trenton Curling Club. And admission will be $5 or free for kids 12 and under.

The venue has its own bus stop, serviced by B Route on Quinte Transit.

The Toronto East (Scarborough) Vinyl Record & Collectibles Show will be held on Sunday, June 2nd, 2024 at the Ellesmere Community Center from 10am to 3pm an admission will be $5.

This venue is serviced by multiple routes on the TTC.ca, a site that has a trip planner that can help you find the best options available. Just enter 20 Canadian Road as the destination. And yes, there is a nearby subway station, Ellesmere, which is located an 11 minute bus ride east of the venue.

The Capital Trade Show Sports Card and Comic Show will be held at the Nepean Sportsplex, also on Sunday, the 2nd of June 2024, from 9am to 3pm, with free admission.

This venue is located on the Transitway so it is serviced by multiple routes on OC Transpo, which now accept credit and debit cards via O-Payment.

Note that cash is usually the preferred currency at these events so remember to look for the nearest ATMs to the venues.

Lots of Events This Weekend

This weekend will be great for record shopping road trips in Ontario and Newfoundland, and i’ve also added three Ontario comic conventions that collectors may want to check out for film, television and music memorabilia:

Starting on Saturday, the 25th of May 2024, The North Bay Record Show will be held at the Elks Lodge from 10am to 3pm and admission with be $5 or $10 for early admission at 9am.

The nearest bus stops to the venue are bus stop numbers 1022 and 1147 and those stops are serviced by Route 5 on North Bay Transit.

The Stratford Comicon will be occurring this Saturday at the Best Western Plus The Arden Park Hotel from 10am to 3pm and admission will be $5 with free admission for kids 12 and under.

This venue is served by on demand transit. Please consult City of Stratford Transit for details.

A Vinyl Pop Up will also be occurring in Hamilton, Ontario on the same day at Door’s Pub from 2pm to 7pm and admission for this event will be free.

The nearest bus stop to the venue is stop number 1009 , which is serviced by multiple routes on HSR.

The next record convention will occur the following day, on Sunday, May 26th 2024 on the east coast, in St.John’s Newfoundland – Record Fair NL will be held from 10am to 4 pm at the St.John’s Farmer Market and admission will be $2 or free for kids 12 and under.

The nearest bus stops to the venue are bus stop numbers 2780 and 3080, which are serviced by Route 12 on Metrobus.

Another vinyl pop up with free admission will occur at the MacKinnon Brothers Brewery in Bath, Ontario, this time on Sunday, the 26th of May 2024, from 10am to 4pm.

This area is unfortunately not serviced by transit.

The Ajax Comicon will be held at the Ajax Community Center from 10am to 4pm on Sunday, the 26th of May 2024 and admission will be $5 (or free for kids 12 and under).

This venue is serviced by bus numbers 2070 and 2079, by route 224 on Durham Regional Transit.

Also on Sunday, the Pop Up Record Show in Burlington, Ontario will be held at the Halton Naval Veterans, from 10am to 3pm and admission will be a donation to the venue itself.

The nearest bus stops to this event are bus stop numbers 204 and 207, which are serviced by routes 3 and 6 on Burlington Transit.

The Capital Comic Book Convention will be hosted by the RA Center in Ottawa on Sunday, from 11am to 4pm and admission at the door is $8 (or $12 VIP) and kids 12 and under get in free.

Multiple major OC Transpo bus routes service the area and the nearest bus stops to this venue are numbers 1152 and 1567, which are a five minute walk away.

And last but not least, the Sudbury Music & Collectibles Show will also occur on Sunday, the 26th of May 2024 at the Northbury Hotel & Conference Center from 10am to 3pm.

Admission will be $5 (or $10 for early admission) and it appears the nearest, safest bus stops are on Riverside Drive and serviced by Routes 3 and 14 by GOVA.

Note that cash may be preferred at some of these event so make you to look for an ATM and some of the venues.

Comicons in Ontario & PC Optimum Offer

There will be two events this weekend, one in Cobourg on Saturday and another in Port Perry, both of which will feature memorabilia from film, television and music.

The first event, the Cobourg Comicon, will be held at the Cobourg Community Center from 10am to 3pm on Saturday, the 18th of May 2024 and admission will be $5 with free admission for kids 12 and under.

This community does have on demand transit services. Additional details can be found by clicking here.

The second event, the Port Perry Comicon, we be hosted by the Scucog Community Recreational Center on the following day, on May 19th, 2024, again from 10am to 3pm with a $5 admission and free entry for kids 12 and under.

The nearest bus stop to the venue is #2455, which is serviced by route 905 on Durham Regional Transit.

PC Optimum collectors that buy Google Play or Sony Playstation gift cards should note that an offer for 10,000 bonus points if being offered on $100 gift cards for the above mentioned at participating Shoppers Drug Mart stores starting on Saturday, May 18th 2024. Consult your local flyer for details by clicking here.

Bonus Air Miles / PC Optimum Points

Just thought i’d mention some current and upcoming offers that you might be interested in:

You can get 20 Bonus Air Miles on select $50 gift card purchases at participating Shell stations in Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, British Columbia and Northwest Territories until June 30th, 2024.

This offer is valid on Amazon, Canadian Tire, H&M, The Keg, Sobeys, Sony Playstation and Vanilla Mastercard gift cards and the bonus is limited to one transaction per 12 hours.

This year’s Amazon Prime Day will be in July, rumoured to be on the 9th and 10th, so I will be buying some gift cards in advance for this event.

Shoppers Drug Mart’s online store are offering 40,000 or 60,000 bonus PC Optimum Points on select Apple product purchases today, the 9th of May 2024. Click here for details.

A bonus offer of 10,000 PC Optimum Points will be offered from May 11th to May 17th, 2024 on $100 One4all cards purchased at Shoppers Drug Mart stores in all provinces except Quebec.

This card can be redeemed at Hudson Bay, Indigo, The Source, Staples and other Canadian retailers. Details will be added soon at the official site of PC Optimum.

Out of town concert goers and frequent travellers should also note that a 12,000 PC Optimum Points offer on $100 Westjet gift cards will be offered on Saturday and Sunday, the 11th and 12th of May 2024, at participating Shoppers Drug Mart stores. And that heavily discounted electronics will also be made available from today to May 22nd, 2024 at these stores. Consult your local flyer for details.

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