BEST PLACE TO BUY TECHNOLOGY
ACTIVE SURPLUS 347 Queen Street-West, 2nd floor, 416-593-0909, www.activesurplus.com If you like to buy your stereos and computers in pieces, without an instruction manual, then get lost at Active Surplus. The new digs are above and next door to the old location at the foot of Beverley on Queen, but rest assured, they’ve still got the iconic gorilla at the front door, plus a gazillion boxes of random junk perfect for the basement engineer in you. Browse through bins and buckets teeming with wires, piping, LEDs, medical supplies, computer junk, old key chains, motors, gears and superballs. And look closely at the labels on the bins for some creative decorating and droll humour. If you’re a teacher looking for cheap lab materials or strange and wonderful additions to boring science classrooms, $20 will take you a long way.