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Personal logo Mserafin Supporting Member of TMP07 May 2019 3:40 p.m. PST

Hi all,

I'm going to be in Toronto next week for work. Are there any good hobby shops or book stores that might be of interest to an old historical gamer like me? I will be in downtown, probably without a car. I want to get over to Hamilton to visit the Haida, but I can't see that happening in the time frame I'm there.

Any suggestion are appreciated,

willthepiper07 May 2019 4:19 p.m. PST

If War of 1812 interests you, you can check out Old Fort York:

wrgmr107 May 2019 4:29 p.m. PST

Quick Google…

There used to be a good one but it's gone know.


Belisarius07 May 2019 4:53 p.m. PST Go to this place

Sturmpioneer Sponsoring Member of TMP07 May 2019 5:23 p.m. PST

Second for MeepleMart. Crossed Swords if it's still around on Anne St.

Ryhopeoldboy07 May 2019 6:18 p.m. PST

Meeplemart is a must.

nevals07 May 2019 6:26 p.m. PST

Crossed Swords closed down a few years ago. Meeplemart is about board games and newer, popular miniature games but it is huge and amazing.

ernieR07 May 2019 8:56 p.m. PST

Meeplemart does have some historicals , mostly Warlord and Flames of War , a small selection of Perry's , and some SAGA .
tons of other stuff though , pretty large scenery , paint etc. selection .
Wheels and Wings on Danforth has the most amazing plastic model selection , planes , boats , cars , armor . some model soldiers (at least last time i was there , over a year ago)

Personal logo DColtman Supporting Member of TMP08 May 2019 6:14 a.m. PST

The Sword and Board on Bloor West – not hard to get to by the subway from anywhere downtown.


Personal logo Mserafin Supporting Member of TMP08 May 2019 8:16 a.m. PST

Thanks, folks!

Marcus Brutus11 May 2019 10:11 a.m. PST

Meeplemart has very few historicals. But still a great store visit.

Personal logo Mserafin Supporting Member of TMP22 May 2019 4:12 p.m. PST

OK, I came, I saw, I ate poutine…

Meeplemart is amazing. Even though I'm not into most of it, it was inspiring to be in such a well-stocked store. I think I scared the poor young lady behind the counter when I paid with paper money, though.

Swords and Boards was impressive for the amount of space they have available. But I'd already filled the limited space I had available in my carry-on, so I was just sight-seeing.

Special thanks to WillThePiper for suggesting Fort York. Very interesting and informative. I now don't think the grey I've been using for British artillery is quite blue enough…

All in all, you guys saved what could have been a pretty dull trip, as the conference I was attending was pretty underwhelming.

willthepiper22 May 2019 4:43 p.m. PST

Happy you got to see something other than boring concrete!

Old Contemptible22 May 2019 10:34 p.m. PST

Love the city. Lot's to see. Everyone is friendly.

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