The Film Buff is an independently owned and operated video rental and ice cream parlour with two locations in Toronto, Ontario. The Film Buff West is located in what was once known as Parkdale at 73 Roncesvalles Avenue at Marion Street. Real Estate agents renamed the area Roncesvalles Village a few years ago for obvious reasons. The Film Buff East is located on 1380 Queen Street East at Greenwood in an unnamed no man’s land between Leslieville and the Beach. We’ve dubbed it The Leech.

Our film collection on DVD is nearing 30,000 titles and includes a cross-section of mainstream, art house, foreign, documentaries, silent, Canadian, classic, BBC, television programming, children’s films and the largest collection of film noir on the planet. We also carry a growing collection of about 1500 Blu-Ray titles. Most rentals are $3.98 for 5 nights. A full pricing list will be posted when I can find the time to do it.

The Film Buff also operates a year-round ice cream parlour in both stores serving premium ice cream in cones, cups and take home containers at decidedly less-than-premium prices.

Normal Hours of Operation

The Film Buff West is open daily from noon until 10pm. We are closed December 25th and operate on reduced hours on some holidays or when we’re late.

The Film Buff East is open from 3pm to 10 pm weekdays, noon to 10pm on Saturdays, 1pm to 9pm on Sundays. We are closed December 25th and operate on reduced hours on some holidays.