New “Harry Potter”-Inspired Store Opens in Ontario

With the Toronto production of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child now delayed until 2021, it’s understandable that some Canadian Potterheads are missing the magic. For those who live near Pickering (in the Greater Toronto Area), a new store is opening today, August 1, to bring fans some magical merchandise.

Narcity reports that Wizards Emporium, located in Pickering Town Centre, is now the largest store in Canada of its kind.

Boasting 3,000 square feet of magic, the Wizards Emporium will transport you into the pages of your favourite fantasy series.

One side of the store consists of a Muggle gift shop as well as a British candy store, where you can indulge in goodies like Knight Bus candies.

Apparate your way over to the other side, where you’ll find yourself surrounded by tons of Harry Potter merch.

Snap a photo at Platform 9 3/4 as you head through the barrier with your trolley, and visit the Hallows Express Wand Shop to cast some spells of your own.

The store is operated by the York-Durham Heritage Railway.



Wizards Emporium is located at 1355 Kingston Rd, Pickering, ON. For more information, contact the York-Durham Heritage Railway.

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Mary W.

I am a Slytherin, a lifelong fan of Harry Potter, and a member of MuggleNet staff since 2014. In my Muggle life, I am passionate about human rights, and I love to travel around the world and meet new people.