The Comic Book Lounge opened on College Street on February 8th, 2012. In our three plus years of operation we have shared the location with other like-minded businesses such as: The Toronto Cartoonists Workshop (2012-2013), Guerilla Printing (2012-2014), The Temple of Toys (2013-2015) and Back Space Toronto (2014-2015).
We are committed to providing excellent service, and a hassle-free environment for aficionados of every age and gender. Like other comic stores we carry new release comics, back issues, graphic novels and trade paperbacks, toys, statues and other items. We offer a free subscriber service where we will pull and hold the latest comics and graphic novels for you so you never have to worry about missing an issue. New and recent release comics and all graphic novels and books are US cover price exchanged to Canadian dollars using the rate we purchase the items at (variable per week).
Please Note: This location is closing on April 30, 2015. At that time the Lounge will become a subscription-based business and we will be more active at Toronto and area conventions.
587A College Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M6G 1B2
Please note: we are on the 2nd floor above “Johnny Jackson”, across the street from Cafe Diplomatico, Utopia and the College Street Bar.
The closest intersection is COLLEGE & CLINTON (TTC Streetcars stop at Clinton Street)
The closest MAJOR intersection is COLLEGE & BATHURST STREET. Street parking is available as well as public parking on Clinton Street and College.
Kevin A. Boyd, Owner / Store Manager since May 2013 – please call or email for appointment
About the Owner: Overstreet Price Guide Advisor since 2005, current director/co-founder of the Joe Shuster Awards for Canadian Comic Book Creators (2004 present). Canadian Comics Guest Coordinator for Fan Expo Canada , Fan Expo Vancouver and Toronto ComiCON events (2007-2012). Co-founder/co-promoter of the Paradise Comics Toronto Comicon (2003-2007). CGC’s (Comic book Grading Company) initial Signature Series Director, and was at shows assisting fans get their comics signed for the prestigious service (2005-2010). Creator, Black Light Comics – The Cat, Battlestar, Tales from the Hood (1986-1994).
In his spare time, Kevin researches cancer.
Current Staff: Mike Bothelho, Full-Time Retail Clerk and Retail Consultant, Assistant to the Manager since September 2013. Part time retail clerk summer 2013.
- Joe Kilmartin, FullTime Manager & Retail Consultant, February 2012-April 2013
- Kellam Templeton-Smith, Part-Time Retail Clerk and Retail Consultant, Spring 2012-Fall 2013
- Rachel Richey, Part-time Retail Clerk, February 2013-April 2013. Full-Time Retail Clerk (Assistant to the Manager), May 2013-September 2013, Part time Retail Clerk, October 2013-April 2014
Comic Lovers Get a Clubhouse, The Torontoist Blog – March 26, 2012
Innerspace: Comic Book Lounge, Space Network – March 30, 2012
The Comic Book Lounge and Gallery, BlogTO – March 30, 2012
Industry Night at the Comic Book Lounge, TDotComics – December 1, 2012
24 Hour Comic Challenge Marathon, Ty Templeton’s Comic Book Boot Camp – January 7, 2013
Ladies Night at the Lounge, Comic Book Daily – January 17, 2013
Happy 1st Anniversary to the Comic Book Lounge, Ty Templeton’s Art Land! – February 14, 2013
Kill Shakespeare – The Tide of Blood – Space, March 8, 2013
Toronto’s Comic Book Empire Strikes Back – Toronto4kids.com, April 2013
Toronto’s Comic Book Shops – The Vibe, May 27, 2013
The Comic Book Lounge is a media friendly space, and has been used for location shoots for:
The Comic Book Lounge is proud to be a community partner for the REEL ASIAN FILM FESTIVAL (Annual event in November at the Royal Theatre)