"The CD-ROM Store (www.cdromstore.com), the Danforth Ave. shop operated by Myles Kesten, is not just the best place for CD-ROMs in Toronto, it's probably the best place in the country, maybe the continent." Gerry Blackwell's comments in the TORONTO STAR.
The CD-ROM Store
In 1995, Myles Kesten, an avid reader, wanted to open his own bookstore. Recognizing that the Canadian bookstore landscape was changing at the time, he decided to open what didn't exist - an electronic bookstore - and he called it The CD-ROM Store. Initially selling PC and Mac software to local Toronto demand, it grew to serve the circulation collections of Canadian Libraries.
RiverdaleMac is born.
In 2005, serving a large Mac user base across the city, we became an Apple Authorized Reseller licensed by Apple to sell new Macintosh Computers (G5s), iPods, and accessories. In 2006, we launched our first Apple Authorized Service Centre to service Apple Computers in-and-out of AppleCare warranty with genuine Apple parts by Apple Certified Technicians.
BeachMac is born.
In 2007, due to an ever-growing demand for Apple products and services, we opened a second location in the Toronto Beaches with all things Mac.
We become an Apple Specialist.
Apple Canada Inc., recognized our achievements in 2011 by naming us an Apple Specialist, a select group of Apple dealers across North America. Apple Specialists are independent Apple Inc., resellers which, over time, have demonstrated exceptional, consistent, and comprehensive knowledge of Apple technology, and offer its entire line of hardware and software with complete service and support for branded products.
BloorWest Apple Specialist is born.
In 2012, we opened another location in Toronto's West End neighbourhood, the Bloor West Village, complete with an Apple Authorized Service Centre and One on One Training Facility.
In 2015, we moved BeachMac to a larger space at 2185 Queen Street East near Kew Gardens in the Beach to serve increased demand for Apple Service and One on One Training.
We become an Apple Premium Service Provider.
In 2016, BeachMac and BloorWest Apple Specialist earned Apple's Premium Service Provider distinction, and In 2017, RiverdaleMac earned it, too. This award is given to the top tier of Apple Authorized Service Providers in recognition of their unparalleled commitment to technical excellence and customer service.
"Premium Service Providers consistently deliver exceptional repair support and customer experience that meet Apple's exacting standard for high-quality repair and prompt service." Apple
BloorWest Apple Specialist is moving.
We closed our 2344 Bloor Street West location on July 31st, 2017.
Roncesvalles is born.
In October 2017, we opened our new west-end store in a larger space at 381 Roncesvalles Ave just one block south of Howard Park Ave. We offer full Apple Service, Training and sell brand new Macs, iPads, Apple TV, Apple Watch as well premium curated brands like Sonos, Herschel, G-Tech, Lacie, Moshi and more.