LFSs – Local Fish Stores

If you’re in the Toronto area, you should definitely check out these independent pet shops.  While each of these has its own pros and cons, these hidden treasures are my favourite places to peruse and shop for fishies and supplies.

NOTE: It’s been a while since I’ve passed by a number of these shops, so no promises they’re all still around. Call ahead to be sure!

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01. Finatics Aquarium – 6200 Dixie Road, Units 105/106
Mississauga, ON – L5T 2E1 – (905) 565-1232 – http://www.finaticsaquarium.com/
Great for: Serious African cichlids

02. Aqua Tropics – 2821 Dundas Street West
Toronto, ON – M6P 1Y6‎ – (416) 604-3530‎ – http://www.aquatropics.ca/
Great for: New World cichlids

03. Frank’s Aquarium – 8380 Kennedy Road, Unit C18
Markham, ON – L3R 0W4 – (905) 477-1950
Great for: Little fish, shrimp

04. North American Fish Breeders – 2260 Kingston Road
Scarborough, ON – M1N 1T9 – (416) 267-7252
Great for: Marine life, custom tank solutions

05. Menagerie – 549 Parliament Street
Toronto, ON – M4X 1P7 – (416) 921-4966 – http://www.menageriepetshop.com/
Great for: General pets/supplies, plants!

06. Gold Garden Pet Shop – 4779 Steeles Avenue East #B02
Scarborough, ON – M1V 4S5 – (416) 321-8890
Great for: A little bit of everything!

07. Lucky Aquarium – 4350 Steeles Avenue East #F104A
Markham, ON – L3R 9V4‎ – (905) 477-8778‎
Market Village 2nd Floor – http://www.luckyaquarium.com/
Great for: A little bit of everything!

08. M & J Aquarium – 2101 Brimley Road #101
Scarborough, ON – M1S 2B4 – (416) 508-9218
Great for: Custom tank solutions, blood parrots

09. Aquapets – 680 Silver Star Boulevard #303 & 305
Scarborough, ON – M1V 5N1 – (416) 292-1688
Great for: A little bit of everything!

10. Maple Garden – 673 Gerrard Street East
Toronto, ON – M4M 1Y2 – (416) 466-9811
Great for: Affiliation with Aquapets

11. Wong’s Aquarium – 590 Gerrard Street East
Toronto, ON – M4M 1Y3 – (416) 461-5362
Great for: BIG fish and really random hours!

12. Critter’s Castle – 1607 Queen Street East
Toronto, ON – M4L 1E5 – (416) 461-6130
Great for: General pets/supplies

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