Toronto music store closes for good after 50 years

A Toronto store that has been dealing with all things music for 50 years is closing its legendary storefront for good.

Scarboro Music completes its journey as a full-service retail music store.

It has called its corner at Kingston Rd. and Victoria Park Avenue home since 1972.

Not only did they teach music lessons, but they also held open jam sessions in public and on Zoom. They even took people out on the water to play ukulele on stand-up paddle boards. Over the years they have offered lessons in guitar, bass, ukulele, mandolin, piano, saxophone, clarinet, vocals and drums.

Unfortunately, you will soon no longer be able to obtain musical instruments or repairs at the Scarboro Music physical location, as they have announced their closure.

“After 50 years of serving local musicians, Scarboro Music is closing its doors as owner Frank Natale retires,” read an announcement on the store’s website.

“While we’ll be saying goodbye to this local landmark, music lessons will continue virtually with monthly in-person group get-togethers and specially curated summer programs.”

The store is holding an “everything must go” closing sale with up to 60% off prices.

“Online students were given the opportunity to continue music lessons with Beaches Ukulele, led by former studio executive, Josh Dieleman,” Scarboro Music owner Frank Natale told blogTO.

Alice P. Darby