Page & Panel Emergency Fundraiser

Since 2014, Page & Panel has strived to provide a community-focused retail destination for comics, art, and book culture. As some of you may already know, Page & Panel is not just a place to buy books and merchandise, but a vibrant space for comics and arts events and a partner in creating original art. Since our inception, we have been proud to support the Toronto Comic Arts Festival, playing our part in growing the visibility of comics as a medium and fostering the growth of a community we hold dear. Now, during these unprecedented times, Page & Panel is asking for your support.

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a serious and immediate financial impact on Page & Panel. The closure of the Toronto Reference Library and State of Emergency in Ontario led us to close our doors on March 17. As a result, we have lost nearly all of our revenue and made the painful decision of letting go some of our staff members. In addition, the cancellation of TCAF has meant losing our best weekend for sales, which supports the store and the festival year-round,  while we are still liable for mounting overhead fees.

We’ve set up a GoFundMe to address these issues, and we would greatly appreciate your financial support:

https://www.gofundme.com/f/page-and-panel

Page & Panel: The TCAF Shop, has also reopened its online store, and is selling TCAF goods for curbside pick-up and delivery. New materials are being added every day, please visit TCAFshop.com for the full list.

Thank you,

  • The Toronto Comic Arts Festival