A popular store is finally making its way to Mississauga via Erin Mills Town Centre.

Yes, as you’ve gleaned from the headline, Sunrise Records is coming to Erin Mills Town Centre in the very near future. In hindsight, it’s quite surprising that this marks the first Sunrise Records store in the city, but better late than never.

The store comes to Erin Mills by way of Dufferin Mall, where Sunrise is shutting its doors. Alas, Dufferin’s loss is our gain. Sunrise Records is a great store that offers music in almost every way and we’re excited for its impeding opening.

Sunrise Records Erin Mills Town Centre

Sunrise Records is Canada’s leading brand for all things music, having been around since 1977. Once known as HMV, Sunrise operates 85 stores in various countries, and is a rather iconic brand amongst music lovers.

Sunrise Records is where you will find CD’s, vinyls, record players, DVD’s, Blu-Rays, box-sets, t-shirts, hoodies, hats, keychains, board games, puzzles, turntables, headphones, speakers, Funko Pop, posters, random paraphernalia, and even cassette players. It’s a traditional music fans dream.

Now, some of you may be wondering why anyone would actually want a vinyl, CD, or DVD when we live in the age of all-things-digital streaming. Well, for one, there are a lot of collectors out there who love adding to their cabinets and drawers. Rock fans, in particular, love buying physical media and supporting artists the old-fashioned way – hence why, as of writing, Slipknot currently has the number one album in the world.

Furthermore, there’s also a swathe of people who do not like digital media, which may seem irrational at first, but it’s really not. Because of things like Spotify, Netflix, and PSN, nobody really owns anything anymore. You don’t own any movie on Netflix, any albums on Spotify, and games you buy digitally can be taken down and removed from purchasing with little notice. So actually owning physically copies of your favourite media isn’t as odd as old-fashioned an idea as it first sounds. If nothing else, it’s good to have a back-up for the inevitable apocalypse.

Anyway, that’s just a heads-up as to why Sunrise Records is still alive and kicking, and why you should consider giving it a visit. If you want to guarantee you can still watch The Incredible 2 or listen to We Are Not Your Kind in 20 years time, consider visiting Sunrise Records at Erin Mills Town Centre when it opens and buying a copy for yourself.