The Lomography Gallery Store – Toronto
536 Queen Street West
Toronto, CA M5V 2B5
(It’s within the vicinity of the Much Music building)
As mentioned in my previous entry, one of the highlights of my visit to Toronto is to see the Lomography Gallery Store. It’s the first LSI store in Canada (if you exclude some camera shops and Urban Outfitters branches) that sell Lomography cameras and other items. It just opened on November 5th, so I was really excited to see how it looks.
It was quiet when we arrived there, not a lot of customers for the night. Just me, my boyfriend and a couple of friends.
One of our friends is not too keen in photography, but me and my boyfriend and our friend D are. My eyes widened because finally I saw the cameras that I like! I personally liked the Horizon and Diana F+ and Mini. I was a bit disappointed with the LC-A+ because it felt really light compared to my LC-A. Oh well.
I love the store design and setup, especially the lomowall. I wonder if those were taken by Canadian Lomographers. Hmmm.
I was a bit uhm, should I say disappointed? with the service. I was actually expecting really enthusiastic salespersons but that wasn’t the case when I went there. The person was helpful though, but to my surprise, when they were supposed to get the camera that I wanted to buy, the salesperson said, “that camera with that 4 lenses”. The statement was entirely correct, but I would expect that s/he know what the product’s name is!
Oh, I’m just being picky. It was an OK experience overall. Hopefully when I visit the town again I’ll happen to attend a workshop or a photowalk. 🙂