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
84 Harbord Street
Neighbourhood: Harbord Village
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
1193 Weston Road
Neighbourhood: Mt. Dennis
Canada’s top oddity shop, with hundreds of ethically-sourced animal skulls, skeletons, taxidermy, fossils, minerals, and more—including real human skulls.
14 McCaul Street
Neighbourhood: Entertainment District
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
320 Danforth Avenue
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).
346 Queen Street West
Neighbourhood: Fashion District
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.
1273 Queen Street West
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
1373 Bathurst Street
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
This 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.