1984 marks Fossil Realm's humble beginnings. At the time, Jim Lovisek and his wife Elizabeth Komisar had founded the Toronto Nature Centre, a hands-on science camp with a popular fossil and mineral gift shop. For 16 years, the camp was a wild success and the gift shop eventually blossomed into a full-time store on Avenue Road, in mid-town Toronto. The store was a magnet for collectors across Ontario and it was widely recognized for its rare and one-of-a-kind fossils from all over the world. In 2002 they became Fossil Realm, and expanded their reach to supply unique fossils to collectors around the globe.