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Canada's Last Classical Music Store Hitting Its Final Notes

After 40 years, Sikora’s Classical Records in Vancouver is closing down at the top of the new year. It is possibly Canada's only dedicated music store serving those with a nose for symphonic music.

Canada's Last Classical Music Store Hitting Its Final Notes

By FYI Staff

After 40 years of serving Vancouver’s highbrow music aficionados, Sikora’s Classical Records is closing down at the top of the new year, reports Ed Savenye who started off as a customer and became a co-owner.


The West Hastings outlet is likely the only dedicated classical music store of its kind in Canada, although L'Atelier Grigorian that sits in Toronto’s tony Yorkville Avenue district has long held a reputation for its commitment to the genre, alongside jazz and rhythm and blues collections.

Savenye tells Vancouver Sun columnist John Mackie that the store has an inventory of about 15,000 albums and 5,000 CDs and has never databased its inventory.

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Mackie’s story can be found here, CBC News coverage here, and Georgia Straight coverage here.

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