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Where to buy Burda magazines near Union Station
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Date: 8/25/12 5:08 PM

Well, not much happened when I posted this in our very quiet Canada forum, so I'll try again with a new thread.

Does anyone know where I can buy Burda magazines within reasonable walking distance of Union Station in Toronto? I'm going to be in Toronto next Friday Aug. 31st, and am coming home on the train.

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Date: 8/25/12 5:14 PM

A couple of years ago someone had responded to my inquiry about buying La Mia Boutiques in Toronto with this:

There's a large cigar and magazine store at the corner of St. Clair Ave. and Yonge Street that carries a pretty large selection of foreign magazines. I used to buy my Burdas there before I subscribed. They opened a branch a couple of years ago, I think it's on Yorkville Avenue, near Yonge or Bay. Sorry, I don't know the name of it. The Chapters at Bloor and Bay Streets (two blocks south of Yorkville Ave.) also carries quite a few foreign magazines. I've seen 100 Idées de Marie Claire, Knip Mode and Patrones there. You also might try emailing the particular magazines you are looking for for the name of their Canadian distributors and giving them a call or emailing them. I rarely go downtown now, so I'm sorry I can't tell you more. Hope this helps.
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Date: 8/25/12 6:28 PM

OK, thanks! If I'm remembering correctly, I don't think either of those areas is within walking distance of Union Station, but if there isn't something within walking distance, I may have time to make a side trip. Not sure yet. Something within a 15-20 minute walk of Union Station would be great, but I know how spread out things are in Toronto, so if necessary I'll divide it into two TTC trips.


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Date: 8/26/12 9:13 AM

I live in an outlying suburb of Toronto and subscribe to the international fashion magazines that I am interested in as there is no local news agent that supplies them in my area. But I have heard that there are news agents in downtown Toronto that have this type of product. What about calling the fashion studies departments of the 2 main schools in downtown Toronto and asking them. I googled Toronto fashion design schools and found these 2 numbers:
School of Fashion Studies at George Brown 416-415-5000 ext 4840
Ryerson University, School of Fashion 416-979-5333.

I hope this helps. Dagmar

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Date: 8/26/12 10:09 AM

OK, good idea. If I find out something, I'll report back. There must be something somewhere.

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Date: 8/26/12 12:43 PM

When I lived in T.O. I could find Burda at Eaton Centre's Chapters.
It is not as close as you'd like, but closer than St.Clair.

I don't remember having seen the mag at Canadian Place's Chapters, though. The store is much smaller.

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Date: 8/26/12 6:38 PM

OK -- thanks. I'll call them and see if they still carry it. It's looking like this may involve a little side trip, one way or the other.

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Date: 8/27/12 12:18 PM

There is a magazine shop (used to be called Great Canadian News- not sure if it is still called the same) on the ground floor the shopping plaza of the Brookfield Place complex, across the street from Union Station. They carried Burda and many other European and Australian magazines.

You can also access the store on from the street and they are on Yonge street.
http://www.brookfieldplacenewsandevents.com/retail-directory/

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Date: 8/27/12 12:43 PM

I didn't know that block of Toronto was called Brookfield Place. We sort of call it the Hockey Hall of fame Galleria.

Definitely Great Canadian News. The other chain is International News but they're further up on King St.

Toronto underground system map http://www.toronto.ca/path/

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Date: 8/27/12 1:39 PM

The Chapters on John Street usually has some pattern mags. That is a 1.1 km walk.
Joan, there are 3 places in London to get them too- The north end Chapters, the german deli in the Covent Garden Market, and at a little polish deli at the corner of Highbury and Trafalger. Let me know if you want something picked up.

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