If you’re planning on visiting or shopping in Ottawa in December, you should know that transit will be offered for free that month.

Here are my favourite music stores in the city:

  • Compact Music – 785 Bank Street (at Third St) – Used/New CDs, DVD audio, LPs, vinyl accessories (map)
  • Crosstown Traffic – 593 Bank Street (at Sommerset) – Used/New CDs, DVDs, LPs (map)
  • Granata Music – 1568 Merivale Rd (at Meadowlands) – Musical Instruments/Sheet Music/Accessories (map)
  • Legend Records – 383 Winona Ave (at Richmond Rd) – Used/New CDs, LPs, DVDs, Blu-ray & more (map)
  • Long & McQuade – 66 Hearst Way – Musical Instruments/Accessories/Sheet Music (map)
  • The Odds & Sods Shoppe – 1440 Clyde (at Starwood) – Used/New CDs, LPs, DVDs, Blu-ray & more (map)
  • Steve’s Music – 308 Rideau (at King Edward) – Musical Instruments/Sheet Music/Accessories (map)
  • Turning Point – 411 Cooper Street (at Bank) – Used/New CDs, DVDs, Blurays, LPs (map)
  • Vertigo Records – 1280 Bank St (at Cameron Ave) – Used/New CDs, LPs / turntables & vinyl accessories (map)

A Legend Records is also located in the Hazeldeen Mall (map) whilst Sunrise Record stores can be found in the Bayshore Shopping Centre (map), Carlingwood Mall (map), St Laurent Shopping Center (map) and Place D’Orleans Shopping Centre (map).

You’ll notice that quite a few stores are located along Bank Street, which is serviced by bus routes 6 & 7. Additional information on local transit in Ottawa can be found at the OC Transpo web site.