Welcome to Toronto Typewriters!
We're a team of typewriter and vintage communications enthusiasts who are looking to bring back lost forms of communication and inspire others to follow us on our journey.
Think about it: there's no "delete;" there's no "un-post:' there isn't even an eraser! (Ok: there is whiteout, but that looks really bad...) Typewriters provide an authentic, genuine form of expression, one that works for stream-of-conscious, get-it-on-the-page-while-you-have-it-in-your-head-type writing. We like this.
(Wait - no auto-correct?!?!)
We like the thought of having to commit to our thinking. Watching ink hit the page as you type every letter comes with a sense of gratification that only a typewriter can bring. There's little cheating when it comes to typewriters.
In an age of laptops, cell phones, smart watches, and the like, the typewriter holds the place of vintage, antique nostalgia in contradistinction to all of the above. They are a breath of fresh air in today's digital landscape, these beautiful, analog machines, and their authenticity presents a message unlike the text, email, inmail, tweet, DM, or whatever other digital announcement made a million times a minute every minute of every day.
With modern technology people have so quickly forgotten the beauty and romanticism associated with analog communication... They have forgotten that 'the medium is the message'!
At Toronto Typewriters, we search the continent over for the best typewriters of all sorts. We collect; we refurbish; we repair; we clean; and we bring you the best, most varied options of typewriters anywhere in Canada.
Whether you are looking to purchase, sell, rent, repair, or refurbish your typewriter, Toronto Typewriters is the place for all of your typewriter needs.
Join us, and take back the joy of communication!
Illustrated Toronto Typewriters T-Shirt
This design was commissioned by a local artist and printed out of Guelph, Ontario, because we believe in supporting small, independent businesses and keeping things local wherever possible. This design will be available for order until we run out. So don't sleep on it! These shirts are made of 100% cotton, are gender neutral, PLUS $2.00 from the sale of each shirt will go directly to the artist. We've heard our shirts can even help you bust through your writer's block while you type away on one of our machines. So what are you waiting for?Join our crew!
NEW AND IMPROVED BIG 3-RED/BLACK RIBBON COMBO
Get 3 ribbons for the price of 2 and write your heart out.
The combo deal includes:
3 Black/Red Ribbon
-Ribbons are now 10 Meters NOT 6 meters in length!
-Built in rivets so they work with the ribbon auto-reverse mechanism on your typewriter!
-Universal spools (so they work with most portable/desktop models from 1920-1980)
-Have a 2 year shelf life so if you don't use em right away they won't dry up.
NOTE: These ribbons need to be modified to work in some Olivetti machines, Smith-Corona Corsair or Ghia so let us know ahead of time and we can modify them for you.
260 Carlaw avenue Unit 104A (by appointment only)
790 Queen St East, Riverdale
Page One Cafe
106 Mutual St (Dundas & Jarvis)