I just wanted to send out a quick note that I've decided to open up a Toronto-based online homebrew supplies store so brewers in the city can have a local pickup option. It's online now and you can check it out at http://www.torontobrewing.ca
To start, I've got the go-to hops, dry yeast and malts from G&P. I'm going to be adding new items regularly like more hops, liquid yeast and specialty malts. I'm not going to be carrying any keg supplies- Patrick at ontariobeerkegs.com is the man for that.
I have to say that the community aspect of homebrewing is absolutely one of the best parts about the hobby. That being said, I’m hoping to differentiate this store from the others by incorporating a more communal-feel and making more of an effort to acknowledge/facilitate the bulk-buys that we do.
I would really appreciate your feedback so check out the site and let me know what you think.