Shopping to Indulge Your Dark Nature

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Shopping to Indulge Your Dark Nature

These shops cater to those who like horror, fantasy, and related curiosities. Whether you’re searching for a human skull, a Harry Potter scarf, or a Paul Tremblay novel, you can find it shopping at one of these stores.


Bakka Phoenix Books

Shopping at Bakka Phoenix Books

84 Harbord Street
Neighbourhood: Harbord Village
Information: https://www.bakkaphoenixbooks.com

Canada’s oldest science fiction, horror, and fantasy bookstore. They offer author appearances, readings, panels, and offsite events of all kinds. Support local, independent bookstores!


Skull Store Oddity Shop and Prehistoria Natural History Centre

The Skull Store

1193 Weston Road
Neighbourhood: Mt. Dennis
Information: https://www.skullstore.ca

Canada’s top oddity shop, with hundreds of ethically-sourced animal skulls, skeletons, taxidermy, fossils, minerals, and more—including real human skulls.


Malabar Limited

Malabar Limited masks

14 McCaul Street
Neighbourhood: Entertainment District
Information: http://www.malabar.net

Malabar provides costumes, dancewear, and make-up to the public as well as to professional theatre and opera productions in Canada and the United States.


Gifts from the Earth

Gifts from the Earth320 Danforth Avenue
Neighbourhood: Greektown
Information: https://geologicgallery.com/store/

High-quality mineral specimens, authentic fossils, spiritual items, local-artist jewellery and fine art to generate an oasis of wonder which evokes appreciation for nature’s design. Sister store to Geologic (below).


Geologic

Geologic346 Queen Street West
Neighbourhood: Fashion District
Information: https://geologicgallery.com/store/

High-quality mineral specimens, authentic fossils, spiritual items, local-artist jewellery and fine art to generate an oasis of wonder which evokes appreciation for nature’s design. Sister store to Gifts from the Earth (above). I love the tyrannosaur skull in the window.


Curiosa

Curiosa1273 Queen Street West
Neighbourhood: Parkdale
Information: http://www.curiosasociety.com

A place of marvels, containing a diverse selection of eclectic curios, vintage reproductions, quirky novelties, and licensed magical goods such as Harry Potter.


The Occult Shop

The Occult Shop1373 Bathurst Street
Neighbourhood: Wychwood
Information (unofficial page): https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Occult-Shop/195361557154739

In addition to candles, incense, oils, herbs, and books on the occult, the shop provides tarot readings. They also have formulas to make over 1,000 recipe concoctions with scented oils.


Suspect Video and Culture

Suspect Video logoThis outstanding source for horror videos, collectibles, and more traded in their brick-and-mortar Toronto location for a purely online presence, but they remain rooted in Toronto and sponsor Horror-Rama.

Information: https://www.suspectvideo.ca


 

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