This Weekend’s Events

There will be several events this weekend in Ontario, one of which will be a record convention:

Starting on Friday the 22nd of March (2024) there will be a miniature wargame convention named Hotlead at the Best Western Plus The Harden Park Hotel in Stratford, right through to Sunday the 24th.

Admission and hours vary so please consult the official event site for additional details. I believe the nearest bus stop number to the venue is 1273 and it is serviced by Route 2 on Fridays but you should consult the City of Stratford Transit site for additional information.

The Peterborough Comicon will occur on the 23rd at The Venue from 10am to 3pm and will feature memorabilia from music, television and film.

Admission will be $5 for Adults and free for children under 12. And the nearest bus stops to the event are 1495 (George/King) and 1537 (Water/King). Additional transit information can be obtained from Peterborough Transit.

Bothe the Mississauga Video Game Show and Mississauga Toy Expo will be held at the Hilton Mississauga/Meadowvale on Sunday, the 24th of March (2024) from 10am to 4pm.

Click here for admission prices and purchases. And there are two transit providers that service this venue: Bus stop numbers 2302 and 2314 with Miway / Bus stop numbers 101246 and 101439 with Go Transit.

The Guelph Record Show will be hosted at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch in Guelph, Ontario on Sunday, the 24th of March (2024) from 10:30am to 4pm with a special admission of $20 for earlier entry at 9am ; General admission is $5.

The nearest bus stop to the venue is 419 and is is serviced by Route 4 by the City of Guelph Transit.

Please note that cash is usually preferable at the conventions so you may want to look for an ATM near these venues.


This Weekend’s Events & More

There will be three record shows this weekend, two in Ontario and one in British Columbia, and two memorabilia collector’s conventions in Alberta and Ontario, also on Sunday the 17th of March, 2024:

The London Record Show will occur from 11am to 4pm at Centennial Hall and admission will be $5.

The nearest bus stops are a five minute walk away at the corner of Dufferin and Waterloo, which is serviced by Route 1. Consult London Transit for further details.

The Newmarket Record Show will be hosted by the Royal Canadian Legion from 10am to 3pm and admission will be $5.

The nearest bus stops are on the same street as the venue and a seven minute walk away at the corners of Crusader Way and Ordinary Drive. A trip planner and additional details can be found on the York Region Transit web site.

The Vancouver Flea Market will have a record show from 10am to 3pm and admission will also be $5.

The nearest bus stops to the venue are 51277 and 51353, which is service by route 022. Additional information on local transit to the area can be found on Translink.

Edmonton Collector Con will be at the Italian Cultural Center from 10am to 4pm and although general admission is $7 kids under 12 get in for free.

The nearest bus stops are 6152 and 6488, behind the venue on St.Albert Trail. And a trip planner is available at the city’s official transit site.

The Ottawa Nostalgia and Collectibles Show will be at the Nepean Sportsplex (Halls A and B/Entrance 3) from 9am to 3pm and general admission will be $7 until 2pm, the last hour being free. Children under 12 will be admitted free from 9am to 3pm.

This venue is located on a major transit route, the Transitway, and is regularly serviced by multiple bus routes at stops number 1652 and 1683 by OC Transpo. A trip planner is available on the official site.

Please note that cash is preferable but ATMs may be available at these venues for your convenience. And BTW, you can obtain 5000 bonus PC Optimum points on $50 Apple gift card purchases at participating Shoppers Drug Mart and Pharmaprix stores until Friday, March 15th, 2024. Details can be found on their official web site.



This Weekend’s Events

There will be three events this weekend two of which will be collectors conventions for music, television and film memorabilia and the third being a record convention.

Tsokino-Con 2024 is an anime convention that will occur from the 23rd to the 25th at the University of Victoria in Victoria, British Columbia, primarily in the Engineering and Computer Science Building (ECS), Bob Wright Centre (BWC), and the Elliott Building (ELL).

Admission ranges in price depending on one’s age and one’s stay at the convention (click here for details) and the nearest bus stops to the venues are #101036 and #100991. The later is a seven minute walk away from the buildings hosting the event, along Ring Road, and additional information on the routes servicing the area can be obtained from BC Transit.

613Flea is a gigantic flea market held monthly at the Aberdeen Pavilion in Landsdowne Park, in downtown Ottawa. And this month it will be on the 24th from 10am to 4pm.

Admission is free and you may find vendors that sell vinyl and/or the aforementioned memorabilia. And the nearest bus stop, which is serviced by multiple routes, is 3080 and is a five minutes walk away from the venue. A trip planner is available from OC Transpo.

The Oshawa Record Show will be held at their usual venue, the LVIV Hall & Pavilion at 38 LVIV Blvd in Oshawa on Sunday, the 25th of February, from 10am to 4pm.

Admission is $5 or free for students and children under 14. And the nearest bus stops are 667 and 668 on Simcoe St or 1058 and 1089 on Bloor Street East, all a five minute walk away from the venue, over the Hwy of Heroes.

Remember, cash is preferable at these events. Enjoy.

This Weekend’s Events

Music, television and film memorabilia collectors in the Western provinces will have an opportunity to attend Fan Expo Vancouver, which will be occurring from Saturday the 17th to Monday the 19th of February, 2024 at the Vancouver Convention Center, in the West Building.

Individual day passes are still available from the official site and this venue is serviced by Waterfront Station (Metro/Skytrain/Seabus), which is an 8 minute walk from the venue. Consult Translink for additional details on the areas’s transit.

The Burlington Record Show will occur on Sunday, the 18th of February 2014 from 10am to 3pm at the Halton Naval Veterans building at 2440 Industrial St. in Burlington, Ontario.

Admission will be a donation to the Naval Veterans and the nearest bus stops numbers are 204 and 207, which are a 6 minute walk away from the venue.

Please note that cash is preferred at these events but ATMs are available at or near both events, RBC at the Waterfront Station in Vancouver and BMO and RBC near the aforementioned bus stops for the Burlington event.

This Weekend’s Events

There will be two events this Sunday, the 4th of February 2024.

The first will be the Kitchener Vinyl Market from Noon to 5pm at the Rabbid Fox Tavern, at 123 Pioneer drive in Kitchener, ON.

Admission will be a $2 donation to Tiny Homes Takeout. And the nearest bus stops to the venue are 2052 and 2053, which are practically next to the venue.

Keep an eye on the venue’s official site for details.

The Ancaster Toy and Collectibles Expo, which will feature collectibles from music, film and television, will again be hosted at Marritt Hall on the Ancaster Fairgrounds, at 630 Trinity Road in Ancaster, ON, from 9:30am to 2:30pm.

General admission will be $5 from 10:31am to 1pm, early admission will be $10 from 9:30am to 10:30am, late admission from 1:01 will be $3 and Children under 12 that are with an adult will get in for free. And please note that cash is required for admission and preferred for purchases – An ATM is available at the venue.

The nearest bus stops to this venue are 4492 and 4491, at the corner of Tradewind and Wilson. This is a 20 minute walk.

As you may or may not know, HMV is coming back in Canada, co-branded within select Toys-R-Us stores in the GTA.

This is in response to the soaring sales of vinyl across the pond at the newly re-opened Oxford Street location of HMV in London, England, which opened in November 2023. And additional pop-up shops will be added if these record sales continue.

Some of the pop-up shelves have already been stocked at some of the five Toys-R-Us locations, these being located in Mississauga, Argentia, Brantford, Burlington and Pickering. Please consult the official Toys-R-Us Canada site for additional details.

I just hope they will consider allowing people to pick up online orders at all locations.

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Attention Music, TV and Film Memorabilia Fans

The Ontario Collectors Convention will be occurring on Sunday, the 28th of January 2024 at the Hilton Mississauga Meadowvale Hotel from 10am to 4pm.

General admission to this event is $10 from 12am, $12 for early admission at 10am and $5 for children from 4 to 12 years of age. Children under 4 are admitted for free and admission includes access to the Mississauga Comic Book Show.

The nearest bus stops to the venue are #2302 (Argentia Rd At Century Ave), #2394 (Argentia Rd At Century Ave) and #101439 (Mississauga Rd. @ Argentia Rd.). This area is serviced by both Miway and Go Transit from the Meadowvale Station.

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