who we are
Rockin’ Canada Since 1977
WE ARE A CANADIAN INDEPENDENT RECORD STORE.
In fact, thanks to our customers, Sunrise is one of the only Canadian-owned, independently operated record store chains left in all of Canada. We’ve been in your neighbourhood since 1977- playing and selling music and movies, buying used CDs and DVDs and getting loads of entertainment out into the community. We employ your neighbours, we support your local bands, we cater to the tastes of Canada’s music-lovers.
WHY SHOP INDIE?
When you shop at an independently owned, local business like Sunrise, your entire community benefits:
- THE ECONOMY
Spend $100 at a local business and $68 of that stays in your community. Spend the same $100 at a national chain, and your community only sees $43. Local businesses create higher-paying jobs for our neighbors. More of your taxes are reinvested in your community–where they belong.
- THE ENVIRONMENT
Buying local means less packaging, less transportation, and a smaller carbon footprint. Shopping in a local business district means less infrastructure, less maintenance, and more money to benefit your community.
- THE COMMUNITY
Local retailers are your friends and neighbors—support them and they’ll support you. Local businesses donate to charities at more than twice the rate of national chains. More independents means more choice, more diversity, and a truly unique community. Don’t just support Sunrise Records… support all the local businesses in your area.