The Runner’s Shop is Canada's oldest independently-owned specialty running store.
Since 1975, we’ve been helping runners, walkers and fitness enthusiasts of all ages and abilities find the right gear, train with a supportive community, and maintain an active, healthy lifestyle.
The Runner’s Shop was started by David Ellis, an elite runner who competed for both Great Britain and Canada in the Commonwealth and Olympic Games. In 1997, Dave passed the baton to Elaine McCrea, a competitive runner with a background in running retail and kinesiology.
When Elaine retired in 2018, she handed over the keys to Lynn Bourque, a Masters runner who had been a TRS patron and run club member for at least 20 years. After a long and successful career working at many of Toronto’s top restaurants, Lynn saw The Runner’s Shop as an excellent way to combine her twin passions – running and customer service!