Victor Ferreira of the Toronto Standard suggests strongly in his December 8th article that it will be. Guess we’ll have to wait and see…
442 Bloor Street West – Google Maps. Located at the NW corner of Bloor St. West and Howland Ave. Home of “The Futon Store”.
If this is the case, and Victor is correct – then the Silver Snail would be moving into what is likely the most comics-centric neighbourhood in the country:
* as it will be 1.5 blocks west of The Labyrinth at 386 Bloor St. West
* and directly across the street from the Labyrinth is BMV Books (which has a devoted 3rd floor for comics) at 471 Bloor Street West
* it will be one block north and two blocks east of Little Island Comics at 742 Bathurst Street.
* and finally, will be one block north and three blocks east of The Beguiling at 601 Markham Street
A quick visit to the location and the Futon Store looks about the same as it always has. No indication that it will be closing or relocating. It’s a nice corner lot with large loading bays, but if it’s moving out so the Snail can move in, it certainly doesn’t look like it will be happening any time soon.