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Toronto Comic Arts Festival cancels its 2020 edition

(TCAF)

Toronto Comic Arts Festival, the country’s biggest comics event, is cancelling this year’s edition due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The festival was scheduled to take place May 8–10 at the Toronto Reference Library.

In a statement, the TCAF team says, “We tried very hard to make this work, as we’re very aware of the financial and career necessity that TCAF has become for many working comic authors. At present, cancellation is the only ethical option.”

All TCAF exhibitors will receive refunds. A media and sponsorship plan to promote exhibitors online and through TCAF’s original May dates is in the works. More details will be released on Twitter @torontocomics and at torontocomics.com.