By Appointment Only
484 Oriole Parkway * Toronto, ON * M5P 2H8
The Comic Book Lounge opened on College Street on February 8th, 2012 (days after the closing of Dragon Lady Comics).
The Lounge moved from that location on April 30, 2015 when the lease expired (we opted not to renew).
As of May 1, 2015 we are now based uptown at Eglinton and Oriole Parkway, at a location that is by appointment only and operates Wednesdays through Sundays.There is a gallery space at this location for private viewings of original comic art.
We concentrate on providing subscription-based services for our many clients from College Street and beyond, and we are still active at Toronto and area conventions such as Fan Expo Canada and the Toronto ComiCON. We also produce the annual Joe Shuster Awards with the support of many other retailers from across Canada.
In the three plus years of operation at 587A College we shared the space with other like-minded businesses such as: The Toronto Cartoonists Workshop, Guerilla Printing, The Temple of Toys and Back Space Toronto.
We carry new and recent release comics, graphic novels, books and novelty items. We charge US cover price exchanged to Canadian dollars using the rate we purchase the items at (variable per week), subscribers who spend over $80 a month in new product receive 20% off the retail price.
Downtown pickups available at a location near College Street and University Avenue – Wednesdays through Fridays.
Oriole Parkway location available for pickups most weeknights and weekends by appointment.
We have a large inventory that is kept off-site, and items can be requested for pick-up or delivery. please contact us with your requests or to set up an account.
Kevin A. Boyd, Owner / Operator – 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.
Sean Menard, Owner – please direct all inquiries to Kevin A. Boyd
– 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
– Mike Bothelho, Full-Time Retail Clerk and Retail Consultant, Assistant to the Manager since September 2013-July 2015. Part time retail clerk summer 2013.
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 (on College) was a media friendly space, and has been used for location shoots for:
The Comic Book Lounge was a community partner for the REEL ASIAN FILM FESTIVAL (Annual event in November at the Royal Theatre)