It's always hard trying to find parts for older model equipment such as snow blowers (Toro 824). Didn't think I would find a carburetor for this model, but Jack's Small Engines had it. I replaced it over the weekend and the blower is working like a champ. It's unseasonably warm at this particular moment, but at least I'm ready for when the snow does come.
Added note: Delivery on the part was exceptional fast, 2 days. Thank you Jack's Small Engines staff, greatly appreciated.