View Full Version : Elm Street Photo is closing its doors.

06-07-2011, 04:13 PM
FYI - The store will close it's doors on September 30, 2011.

more info here - http://eightelmphoto.com/

06-07-2011, 04:16 PM
Can honestly say I never set foot in the place.

Michel Hardy-Vallée
06-07-2011, 08:06 PM
Damn, that's sad. I've been there once and though I'm not a Leica man, I was glad to see all the Forte paper, and the other analog gear. They were really a nice boutique shop.

06-08-2011, 07:28 AM
Often checked their used gear online but never understood the sky-high '90s pricing, especially after the big auction site pulled the rug from under the second-hand market among the TO shops.

06-08-2011, 08:45 AM
Hundreds of thousands of photographic stores have closed down worldwide since the advent of of digital photography, photography has become a computer accessory, and the equipment is more likely to be sold by computer or electrical retailers.

06-08-2011, 08:49 AM
That's too bad. It wasn't my main shop for photo supplies, but it was a nice alternative for certain films and papers when I was studying photography at Ryerson.

Mike Wilde
06-08-2011, 08:53 AM
Sorry to hear. I have bought photo gear and supplies around Toronto since the mid 80's, and never found the calling to get over his way, though I knew the shop was there.

For the last 5 or more years I have really more been looking at the used market, so I suppose my actions inadvertently are a part of this demise of shop closings.

06-08-2011, 11:38 AM
Never stepped inside this store but it was good to know it's there. The way I understand the owner retires after 35 years in business. Kudos!

06-08-2011, 07:24 PM
and I will now have to order my Diafine from Freestyle