Founded in 1987, The Beguiling has set a new standard in Canada for comics and graphic novel retail. Showcasing the largest selection of alternative, underground and avant-garde graphic story telling in the country, The Beguiling has a worldwide reputation for excellence. Among the many accolades afforded the store, the most prestigious was the first-ever Will Eisner Spirit of Retailing Award for excellence in retailing. Please visit The Beguiling at www.beguiling.com
Toronto Public Library
Welcome to Toronto Public Library, the largest public library system in Canada, with 99 branches and 11 million items to borrow or use in the library. Visit them online atwww.torontopubliclibrary.ca.
The School of Creative Arts and Animation is located at the Seneca@York campus and offers programs in Animation, Game Art, Graphic Design, Digital Photography, Digital Media Arts, Music Production, Acting and Documentary Filmmaking. Its Independent Illustration diploma offers fast tracking options that combine skills development in traditional art forms combined with digital processes and the business & entrepreneurial skills that enable graduates to work as small business owners. Graduates find work in children’s and comic books, advertising illustration, concept art for TV & film, and game animation.
Ontario Arts Council
We would like to acknowledge funding support from the Ontario Arts Council, an agency of the Government of Ontario.
Canada Council for the Arts
We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, which last year invested $157 million to bring the arts to Canadians throughout the country.
Nous remercions le Conseil des arts du Canada de son soutien. L’an dernier, le Conseil a investi 157 millions de dollars pour mettre de l’art dans la vie des Canadiennes et des Canadiens de tout le pays.
Info-Tech Research Group
Info-Tech Research Group is the world’s fastest growing information technology research and advisory company, proudly serving over 30,000 IT professionals. We produce unbiased and highly relevant IT research to help CIOs and IT leaders make strategic, timely and well informed decisions. We partner closely with IT teams to provide everything they need, from actionable tools to analyst guidance, ensuring they deliver measurable results for their organizations.
Toronto Arts Council
TCAF is produced with the support of the City of Toronto through the Toronto Arts Council.
Hazlitt is a home for writers and artists to tell the best stories about the things that matter most to them. Be it art, sound, or text, fiction or non-fiction, humour or criticism, Hazlitt is essential Internet: humane, diverse, and committed to stories and writers not heard anywhere else.
NOW is Toronto’s weekly news and entertainment voice, published every Thursday.
Tinman Creative is an artist-driven studio in Toronto with a focus on animation and comics, and are proud sponsors of TCAF.
The Consulate General of France in Toronto
The Consulate General of France supports the work of French national artists around the world. They are supporting the attendance of TCAF Featured Guests as well as exhibiting publishers.
The Istituto Italiano di Cultura
The Istituto Italiano di Cultura, Cultural Section of the Consulate General of Italy in Toronto, established in 1976, is a centre for cultural and academic activities, a school of Italian language and civilization, a source of information about contemporary Italy and its cultural heritage as well as a venue for art exhibitions, lectures, films, and video screenings. In addition, the Institute gives the opportunity for cultural exchange between Italian and Canadian organizations and individuals. The Institute, presently directed by Martin Stiglio, provides information and logistical support to both Italian and foreign public and private operators; supports initiatives which favor intercultural dialogue based on the principles of democracy and international solidarity. The Istituto Italiano di Cultura is supporting the attendance of TCAF Featured Guest Gabriella Giandelli.
The Flemish Literature Fund
The Flemish Literature Fund is an autonomous governmental institution that promotes Dutch-language literature in Belgium and abroad. The emphasis is on literary production by Flemish authors. The FLF
In a region where the presence of the Portuguese community is an unquestionable reality (the largest Portuguese community in Canada) and where a large percentage of students who are studying Portuguese at the York and Toronto universities are mainly luso-descendants, Camões- Toronto could not ignore this fact.
Camões-Toronto aims at not only to serve the Portuguese Community and Portuguese Language Teachers but also all who are interested in the Language and in the Portuguese and Lusophone Cultures.
Midoco is your creative outlet! Delight in fine art materials and school & office supplies for any workspace. Browse through a wide variety of sketchbooks, journals, scrapbooks, notebooks and fancy stationery as well as greeting cards, ribbons and bows. Discover a wonderful product line that is consistently refreshed.
Bureau du Québec à Toronto
The mandate of the office, opened in 1973, is to promote and safeguard Québec’s interests in Ontario, Manitoba and Nunavut. The head of the Bureau du Québec à Toronto represents the Québec government in its relations with these three governments and is also in charge of Québec’s Vancouver branch office, which is mandated to maintain relations with the governments of British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, the Yukon and the Northwest Territories.
The Goethe-Institut brings contemporary arts and ideas from Germany to Canada and fosters cultural dialogue and exchange between Europe, North America and the world.
Alliance Française de Toronto
Alliance Française was founded in Paris, France in 1883 by Louis Pasteur, Ferdinand de Lesseps and Jules Verne and established in Toronto since 1902. Alliance Française Toronto has always embodied the modern values of humanism and a respect for linguistic and cultural diversity.
Over the last 30 years, Alliance Française Toronto has demonstrated its potential and vitality and has grown to become the largest French language school in Canada, with more than 6,500 adult and youth students enrolling each year at 5 conveniently located campuses across the GTA and a dynamic cultural centre presenting more than 130 events a year: lectures, concerts, movie screenings, events for kids, exhibitions… All these events are organized in our new theatre (147 seats) located in downtown Toronto, on 24 Spadina Road.
Alliance Française Toronto is a 100% Canadian non-profit and charity organization offering the GTA community a wide range of French as a Second Language classes to children, teenagers and adults from all levels.
Fondée à Paris en 1883 par Louis Pasteur, Ferdinand de Lesseps, Jules Verne et installée à Toronto depuis 1902, l’Alliance française a toujours incarné les valeurs modernes telles que l’humanisme, le respect de la linguistique et de la diversité culturelle.
Au cours des 30 dernières années, l’Alliance française de Toronto aura démontré son potentiel et sa vitalité pour devenir la plus grande école de langue française au Canada, avec plus de 6 500 étudiants adultes et enfants inscrits chaque année dans ses 5 campus idéalement situés dans la région du Grand Toronto et un centre culturel dynamique proposant plus de 130 spectacles en tout genre : concerts, conférences, projections de films, évènements pour les enfants, expositions… Tous ces évènements sont organisés dans le nouveau théâtre de l’Alliance de 147 places, situé au centre-ville de Toronto : 24 Spadina Road.
L’Alliance française de Toronto est une organisation caritative et à but non lucratif 100% canadienne offrant aux communautés du Grand Toronto un large spectre de classes de français langue seconde aux enfants, adolescents et adultes de tous niveaux.
NORLA − Norwegian Literature Abroad, promotes the export of Norwegian literature through active profiling work and translation subsidies. The organisation disseminates knowledge about Norwegian books and authors abroad, and operations are financed by the Norwegian Ministry of Culture. NORLA was founded in 1978 and so far has contributed to translations of more than 3700 Norwegian books into no less than 65 languages.
Creative New Zealand
Toronto Comic Arts Festival guest Ant Sang attends TCAF this year with the support of Creative New Zealand. http://www.creativenz.govt.nz/