ONE OF CANADA’S OLDEST MUSIC STORES SHUTTING DOWN JUST SHY OF 100TH ANNIVERSARY

Wilson and Lee Music in Oshawa is closing in December

The business has been running in a few different locations since 1922. (Michael Cole/CBC)

Oshawa’s Wilson and Lee Music Store has seen a lot in the last 97 years.

The shop was there when player pianos and gramophones were the only way to play recorded music in your home. It was there as vinyl rose to prominence, fell out of favour, and then rose once again.

It has been a fixture in the community for almost a century — but now, what is undoubtedly one of the oldest music shops in the country is closing its doors in December.

The music business just isn’t what it once was, and so co-owners Bill and David Wilson feel the time is right to hang it up.

“I’ve had a few people trying to talk me into another three years to make it 100, but I’m ready to go,” Bill Wilson told CBC News at the shop on 87 Simcoe St. N.

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