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.
Ontario Arts Council
We would like to acknowledge funding support from the Ontario Arts Council, an agency of the Government of Ontario.
Toronto Arts Council
TCAF is produced with the support of the City of Toronto through the Toronto Arts Council.
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.
NOW is Toronto’s weekly news and entertainment voice, published every Thursday.
Owlkids is the English youth division of Bayard Canada. Owlkids publishes entertaining, unique, high quality magazines and books that nurture the potential of children and instill in them a love of reading and learning. Please visit our website: www.owlkids.com
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 Goethe-Institut brings contemporary arts and ideas from Germany to Canada and fosters cultural dialogue and exchange between Europe, North America and the world.