Here are some of the ones often frequented by BBSM members:
Disclaimer: We are not associated with any of the hobby shops listed below, other than by virtue of being happy (and frequent) customers.
As the name implies, aviation is their focus. They carry almost everything imaginable that is aviation oriented, including a huge selection of books, magazines, and aviation novelties, plus of course, kits, decals, aftermarket items and other modelling supplies."
Aviation World Hrs: Mon-Thurs. 10am - 6pm 195 Carlingview Drive Fri. 10am - 8pm Rexdale, Ontario Sat.-Sun. 10am - 5pm M9W 5E8, Canada Tel: Toll Free (Canada only): (800) 668-1987 or (416) 674-5959 Fax: (416) 674-5951 Web: http://www.aviationworld.net/
A newish, small shop, in Pickering, just off the highway. They don't have a large selection of models, yet, and do lean towards trains, and train accessories, but they growing and are more than willing to listen to what people want.
If friendliness and a good atmosphere count for anything, they will need larger premises soon.
Crossbuck Hobbies 1050 Brock Rd. Unit 11 Pickering, Ontario M4B 2V7, Canada Tel: (905) 421-0400
Randy Frost and his wife icki opened this shop in late 2006, in Whitby. They carry a good selection of Aircraft, armour, ships, figures, Sci-fi, and cars in plastic, as well as a good mix of aftermarket. We also carry a good selection of Model Railway, in both "N", and "HO". We have 9 different paint racks, from Testor's PLA, to Vallejo. we carry Evergreen plastic, K and S metal, and wide selection of tools, and resin casting supplies, as well as WARHAMMER, slotcars, rockets, some diecast.
As a related note, they have been around as Perry's Resin for the last 20 years.
Dailey Hobbies Dailey Hobbies 185 Thickson Rd. N Whitby, Ontario L1N-6T9
An all-around hobby shop featurung trains, plastic , die-cast, etc., as well as a good stock of accessories.
Dave and Sherry Browne are pretty much insitutions in the Toronto area modeling world, and are always cheerful. Remember to say ``Hi'' to Jenny and give her a pat as she guards the front of the counter.
Hornet Hobbies Hrs: Mon - Closed 1563 O'Connor Dr. Tue-Wed. - 10:30am - 7pm Toronto, Ontario Thurs-Fri. - 10:30am - 8pm M4B 2V7, Canada Sat. - 9am - 5pm Tel: (416) 755-4878 Fax: (416) 755-7905
If Sheldon doesn't stock it, it isn't being made (but he can probably get it for you...). Models and some HO train accessories, and every kind of paint, add-on, conversion, after market detail, tool, etc.
You can check out North Star's Web Page for more information on what they carry and on ordering.
Note: Northstart moved to a new (much larger) location in August/September 2004. It's just a short distance East of where they were, and on the other (now South) side of Dundas.
2200 Dundas Street East Tel: (905) 566-4758 Mississauga, Ontario or: (888) 423-5555 L5A 3M4 Canada Fax: (905) 566-5428 Hrs: Mon: 1pm - 7pm Tue-Wed: 11am - 7pm Thur-Fri: 11am - 9pm Sat: 10am - 6pm Sun: 12noon - 5pm
NOTE: Wheels and Wings have moved as of March 17, 2007
They also deal in older collections (large number of aircraft/armour) & magazines, as well as the newer kit releases. Location (as of March 17th, 2007@):
1880 Danforth Ave. Tel: (416) 752-0071 Toronto, Ontario Fax: (416) 696-8636 M4B 1N4, Canada (1 1/2 blocks West of Woodbine Ave - North Side)
See their online site for current store hours.