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Submit to read your comic with Old Growth Press and the Canada Comics Open Library!

Submit to read your comic with Old Growth Press and the Canada Comics Open Library! Are you a LGBTQ2S+ and/or BIPOC comics creator with new or upcoming work? Old Growth Press will be launching two books on May 23rd and they’d love to have you read alongside them! This event will take place on the Canada Comics Open Library’s Zoom and will include live comics readings followed by a Q&A period. Each participant will have a suggested time limit of…

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Important update: we are moving!

We’ve been holding off on sharing this until our plans were finalized, but some important news about the Toronto comics library: As some of you may know, The Centre for Social Innovation (CSI) has had to close their Regent Park location permanently. We are incredibly sad to be leaving Regent Park, but very thankful for the time we’ve had there and the people we’ve met. We are happy to announce that we will be moving to CSI’s Annex location at…

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First Annual Calendar Fundraiser and Art Auction LIVE!

Our First Annual Calendar Fundraiser is now live! The calendar features 12-months of really beautiful full colour illustrations made by Canadian cartoonists. You can pick them up over here and learn more about our auction of original calendar art taking place TONIGHT at 7pm EST on Instagram: https://www.canadacomicsol.org/calendar-fundraiser-2021/ Calendars are $15 each, or an order of 2 or more for $10. This year, the calendar features original art created by the following artists: Joe Ollmann , Ho Che Anderson, Christopher Green…

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We have launched our crowdfunding campaign for next year!

We have just launched our crowdfunding campaign for next year! We are raising funds so that we can continue to operate in our Regent Park space, run free community events, pay artists to run workshops— and make the collection circulating! https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/help-keep-the-comics-library-open#/ If you like what we are doing, please consider donating or sharing our campaign. If you are unable to contribute financially, we also have other ways you can support us, with more info on our campaign: https://igg.me/at/CCOL20 Thank you…

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Statement regarding transphobic event at the Toronto Public Library October 22nd

The Toronto Public Library and public libraries work hard to foster community and inclusivity by providing free and equitable access to their services, programs, and spaces. With this in mind, we are disappointed by TPL’s response so far regarding their refusal to cancel an event that will provide a platform to known transphobic speaker Meghan Murphy. The spread and normalization of hateful speech fuels those who might commit a hate crime and in turn can lead to marginalized communities feeling…

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Tools at the comics library and in the CSI lounge

Dear cartoonists and zine makers, did you know that there are many tools in the CSI community lounge and at the comics library available for you to use for FREE! Visit us to sign up for a membership (free, $5 a year, or pay what you can), and read and make comics at our lovely little library. We are an entirely volunteer-run space, with current hours being 11am-6pm Wednesday to Sunday (we update our calendar each week on Monday). Tools…

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Over 1000 comics!!!

We are excited to announce that we have over 1000 comics (and more to be catalogued!). Check out recent donations and acquisitions below, click on each cover image for a description of the comic, and visit our online catalogue for more details about individual comics. We have been overwhelmed (in the best way!) with amazing donations in the past year. Thank you to everyone who has dropped off comics for our Regent Park library, and to all Volunteer Librarians who…

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Off Season by James Sturm

Over 700 comics!

We now have over 700 comics in our library, with dozens more that we still need to catalogue! Here are new donations and purchases from the past month or so. You can read these amazing comics and hang out in our library space on the third floor of CSI Regent Park @ 585 Dundas Street East! Check our calendar for updated hours. We are generally open Wednesdays to Sundays, from 11am to 6pm. Click on each cover image for a…

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Big News!

Our new home We have very exciting news— rather than planning our next pop-up library, we have been preparing to move into our first physical library space! Thanks to the encouragement, generous donations, and support of community members, we have been able to establish a partnership which will enable us to lease a space in a fully accessible and inclusive building in downtown Toronto long-term. On March 13th (this month!), we will be moving into CSI Regent Park (585 Dundas…

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CCOL logo designed by Scott A. Ford.

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Toronto Branch
Canada Comics Open Library
@ Centre for Social Innovation
720 Bathurst Street, 4th Floor
Toronto, ON M5S 2R4
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