Canada's Oldest Magic Store Is In Toronto

There is only one magic store in Toronto, and it's Canada's oldest!

Toronto has a robust magic scene filled with incredible history. It's also home to many professional magicians and active members of organizations like the Canadian Association of Magicians and the International Brotherhood of Magicians.

There are very few brick-and-mortar magic shops in Canada, and Browser's Den is the oldest. The Toronto magic shop is located on Dufferin Street near HWY 401 and has been a cornerstone of Ontario's magic community since 1975.

If you are looking for great tricks, books and educational resources for magicians, visit Browsers Den. You'll likely be greeted by a smile from the owner wearing a sweater vest.☺️

We've provided address, map, contact information, annual "Browser's Bash" convention links, etc.

Let's take a look!

Toronto Magic Shop

Browser's Den of Magic is a magic shop in Toronto, Canada, that offers everything you need to learn the art of magic. The store has magic and supplies from beginner's tricks to the latest tricks for professionals.

Browser's Den is the oldest magic store in Canada!

Since 1975, The Browser's Den has been Ontario's most popular and renowned magic shop. They specialize in magic tricks, books, video instructions, juggling supplies, accessories, etc.

  • In-store shopping & online order pickup

  • Video demonstrations posted online

  • Free lessons by Canada's Oldest Magic Shop

  • Fast shipping on all orders placed before 5 PM EST Tuesday-Friday

Len Cooper founded the Browser's Den in 1975. Since it opened, many famous magicians have visited, including Harry Blackstone Jr, Doug Henning, David Copperfield, Harry Anderson, Peter Reveen, etc.

The shop has been owned and operated by Jeff Pinksy since 1995.

Here's a video of Jeff Pinsky teaching a great sponge-ball vanish:

Contact

Here is how to reach the Browser's Den:

The Browser's Den of Magic

3220 Dufferin Street, Unit #19

Toronto, Ontario M6A 2T3 CANADA


416-783-7022

1-888-469-3616

Website: https://www.browsersden.com/

Browser Den Social Media Links

Here are social links for the Toronto magic shop.

Map & Location

Here is a map of Browser's Den of Magic Shop in Toronto.

Click here for Google Maps listing for Browser's Den.

Regular Store Hours

The Browsers Den of Magic is open year-round with the following posted store hours.

Monday: Closed

Tuesday - Friday: 10am - 6:00pm

Saturday: 10am - 5:30pm

Sunday: 12pm - 5:00pm

Browsers Bash

Browsers Bash is a gathering for magicians to celebrate the art of magic. It's an annual event that happens every spring in Toronto, Ontario.

The one-day convention for magicians includes food and performances. The Toronto Star covered the 2017 Browser Bash and chatted briefly with the camera-shy magic shop owner, Jeff Pinsky, about the future, "there will be another bash." he said.

Here's what you can expect to see at Browser's Bash

  • 12 Hours of Magic Entertainment

  • Two Meals (Lunch & Dinner)

  • Mini Magic Sessions

  • Special guests and magic stars

In 2020, the sixth annual Browser Bash was postponed due to the pandemic. You can learn more about the Browser's Bash on the Browser's Den website.

To learn more about the Browser's Bash, visit: https://www.browsersden.com/bash/

History of Magic Shops in Toronto

Toronto has only had a few magic shops.

Harry and Sophie Smith owned the Arcade Magic and Novelty Shop located at Yonge and Queen Street from 1942 until the early 1980s. It began in 1916 as a "Japanese Novelty Store" and started to import magic tricks during the first world war. Mr. Smith purchased the business in 1942 and changed the name.

Famous magicians who frequented the Arcade Magic and Novelty Shop included Amazing Randi, David Ben, Sid Lorraine, Doug Henning, Dunninger, Blackstone Sr, and Houdini.

Another famous Toronto magic shop that's since closed is Morrissey Magic. Founded by Herb Morrissey in 1959, Morrissey Magic grew to become Canada's largest magic shop and manufacturer. In 1978, Morrissey Magic had two Toronto locations and one retail magic shop in Montreal. Morrissey Magic was famous around the globe for its magician cups and balls.

Morrissey Magic closed its doors for good in 2013 after 54 years of selling and manufacturing magic supplies. Their shop was located at 2477 Dufferin Street in Toronto, Ontario. The D. Robbins company purchased all remaining stock.

Other Toronto Links for Magicians

There are a few other important resources for Toronto magicians:

  • Sid Lorraine Hat & Rabbit Club

  • Magicana

  • Toronto Magic Company

Check out a full listing of links and resources for magicians in Ontario. Visit the complete page listing here.

Takeaway

Magic is a wonderful art form that's been around for hundreds of years. It's one of the oldest forms of entertainment, and it has a rich history in Toronto.

There is one brick-and-mortar magic shop in the city, Browser's Den of Magic. They have lots of great magic, books, resources and products for magicians. Each year they hold a gathering for magicians called the Browsers Bash. The Bash includes meals, entertainment and magic!

There have been other Toronto magic stores like Morrissey Magic and the Arcade Magic and Novelty Store throughout history.

If you want to learn magic or purchase magic tricks, visit Jeff Pinsky at the Browser's Den, Canada's oldest magic shop!

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