There aren't many punk music stores in Ottawa and we're sure most of you already know about them, but here's a list with addresses and phone numbers anyway. Some of these places sell tickets to shows too. Make sure to tell these businesses you heard about them on punkottawa.com!

Birdman Sound
593-B Bank St. (view map)

Ottawa's longest running punk record store, carrying mostly garage/street punk, skatepunk and rockabilly. Decent jazz, reggae, blues, country sections too. New and used. Huge vinyl selection, small CD selection.
Contact: 613 233-0999

Compact Music
190 Bank St. (view map)
785½ Bank St. (view map)

Compact Music specializes in classical, jazz, blues, worldbeat, offbeat, indie, nostalgia, folk, alt country and lounge.
Contact: 613 233-8922 / 613-233-7626

End Hits
407 Dalhousie St. (view map)

Filling the void left by Record Runner specializing in underground music ranging from punk to metal to indie. CDs, vinyl, DVDs, concert tickets, silkscreened posters, political and music related books and more. Local band consignment welcome.
Contact: 613 241-HITS (4487)

Sounds Unlikely
5 Arlington Ave. (view map)

Carrying a wide range of new and used CDs, LPs, spanning genres like indie-rock, global sounds, jazz/improv, electronic, experimental, out-sounds, funk/soul, reggae, roots, African and contemporary classical. DVDs include everything from music to foreign, independent and experimental film.
Contact: 613-565-1661

Vertigo Records
193 Rideau St. (view map)

Carries a large new and used selection of punk vinyl and CDs along with a plethora of other genres. The largest selection of used vinyl in town and they let you preview it to boot.
Contact: 613 241-1011


Online store which specializes in local indie/punk/rock. They also sell tickets for shows online. Easy to put your stuff on consignment. Friendly staff.
Contact: info@tunevault.com, 613 725-9387


Here is a list of other cool local multi-media businesses which may be of interest...

Capital Rehearsal Studios
Centretown location

A fully equipped downtown rehearsal studio with multiple rooms and flexible slots.
Contact: capitalrehearsal@rogers.com, 613 321-4745

Dave's Drum Shop
390 Gladstone Ave. (view map)

New, vintage and used drums, trade-ins, repairs and custom work.
Contact: 613-594-3786 (DRUM)

Exile Infoshop
256 Bank St., Suite 200 (upstairs) (view map)

Exile Books is a worker-run infoshop organized on anarchist principles. "We believe in egalitarianism, cooperation and a collective struggle against abuses of power. We provide a safe space to encourage curiosity, cultivate learning and foster activism by making alternative literature available."
Contact: paperpusher@exilebooks.org

Invisible Cinema
319 Lisgar St. (view map)

THE place to go for underground, indie, art, cult films. The also stock some of the better Hollywood films. VHS and DVD rentals. If you're not sure what your take on Cassavetes is, this is the place to go.
Closed Mondays.
Contact: 613 237-0769

Nine Lives
403 Dalhousie St. (view map)

Punk clothing store that carries pants, jackets, dresses, skirts, shoes, belts, belt buckles, jewelry, cuffs and more.
Contact: 613 667-0064

Octopus Books
116 Third Ave. (view map)

Social justice and political books. Some university course books too. Website has info and events listings.
Contact: 613 233-2589

The Space/The Meatlocker
Main and Greenfield

A fully equipped downtown rehearsal and recording studio with multiple rooms and flexible slots.
Contact: jakelovetart@hotmail.com

SpaceMan Music
388 Gladstone Ave. (view map)

Great deals on used and vintage amps, instruments and PA gear.
Contact: 613 594-5323

Recording Studios

Ottawa is home to a number of quality recording studios. They all sort of specialize in different styles and recording methods. Check them out and you're sure to find one that's good for your project!

Addictive Sound
Contact: dean@addictivesound.ca, 613 228-0449

Bova Sound
Contact: bovasound@magma.ca, 613 228-0449

Gallery Recording Studios
Contact: deanerwatson@gmail.com, 613 236-6676

Little Bullhorn Studios
Contact: draves@littlebullhorn.com, 613 567-2296

Produced by Bond
Contact: mike@producedbybond.com, 613 614-ROCK (7625)

Raven Street Studios
Contact: ravenstreet@ravenstreet.com, 613 798-0070

Seven More Minutes Productions

Transient Audio
Contact: info@transientaudio.com, 613 231-2809

CD & Vinyl pressing

Options for pressing CDs and vinyl in Ottawa are fairly limited so we've opened things up a little and are offering options in Canada, the US and the Czech Republic!

317 Adelaide St. West #406, Toronto, ON (view map)

Contact: info@bettydisc.com, 1-877-BETTYCD (2388923)

MMS Direct
25 Defries St., Toronto, ON (view map)

CD, DVD, low-run CD-R, vinyl, mastering
Contact: dave@musicmanufacturing.com, 1-800-667-4237

80 Colonnade Rd. N., Unit 1A., Ottawa, ON (view map)

CD and DVD
Contact: info@healeytms.com, 416 425-6631

118 Berkeley St., Toronto, ON (view map)

CD duplication, mastering
Contact: info@indiepool.com, 1-888-88-INDIE (46343)

SAMO media
1 Wiltshire Avenue, Unit 115, Toronto, ON (view map)

CD, DVD, low-run CD-R, vinyl, mastering, printing
Contact: info@samomedia.com, 416 425-6631

Bill Smith Custom Records
El Segundo, California

Custom vinyl
Contact: billsmithcustomrecords@juno.com, 310 322-6386

Brooklyn Phono
Brooklyn, New York

Vinyl, printing, mastering and more
Contact: thomas@brooklynphono.com, 718 788-5777

Erika Records
Downey, California

Vinyl, CD/DVD, mastering and more
Contact: info@erikarecords.com, 562 904-2701

GZ Vinyl
Czech Republic

Vinyl, CD/DVD, printing, publishing
Contact: info@gzvinyl.com, +420 311 673 100

Musicol Recording
Columbus, Ohio

Vinyl, CD/DVD and more
Contact: info@musicolrecording.com, 614 267-3133

Pirates Press
San Francisco, California

Vinyl & CD/DVD
Contact: quotes@piratespress.com, 415 738-2268

Rainbo Records
Canoga Park, California

Vinyl, tapes, CD/DVD, mastering
Contact: info@rainborecords.com, 818 280-1100

United Record Pressing
Nashville, Tennessee

Vinyl, printing, digital downloads
Contact: united@urpressing.com, 615 259-9396


Here are a few suggestions for different places that can help you print t-shirts, stickers, posters or whatever else you might need.

Accent Logos
5350 Canotek Rd, Ottawa, ON (view map)

Screenprinting, embroidery, lettering and more
Contact: info@accentlogos.ca, 613 745-6565

Apace Screenprinting
1227 Newmarket Street, Ottawa, ON (view map)

Contact: 613 744-8843

Five & Dime
240 Bank St., Ottawa, ON (view map)

Pins, shirts, posters
Contact: info@fiveanddime.ca, 613 321-4745

Ironclad Graphics
Kingston, ON

T-shirts, stickers, posters
Contact: quote@ironcladgraphics.com

If there's a store or distro that you think needs to be added to the list, send us an email and we'll add it for you.


Donate to Punk Ottawa

Designed by Doublenaut