Silver Snail is an iconic Toronto Canada Geek landmark with a rich history and a must see comic shop for anyone visiting the Toronto area. Stepping past its incredible front window displays will bring you into one of the oldest Comic Shops in the culturally ecclectic Queen West district of downtown Toronto.
But these dusty shelves and historic location’s days are numbered. It’s not entirely a bad thing, nor is it the end of the Silver Snail.
The Silver Snail will be re-locating to a new modern and freshly renovated Yonge Street store mere blocks from Downtown Toronto’s Eaton Center.
Here is a peek at what is in store for the … store.
Now this is the interesting part. Moving this store is going to be a historical event for Comic Book geeks in Toronto and fans of the Snail in general. But this is where you get to help.
The idea is to have volunteers form a “bucket line” on Moving Day and they are calling for an army of comic fans to pass box after box from the old location to the new one. This distance is about a mile (1.6km) and participants in this event will earn themselves a Moving Day T-Shirt and get a voucher for 50% off ANYTHING at the new store.
The original date for the event has already passed, but with unexpected delays in construction, the date of this seemingly ridiculous effort is being pushed back to August 18th.
If you are in the Toronto Area, you can sign up for the event at Silver Snail .
At first I thought this was a ploy to reduce moving costs, but honestly I am not sure which will cost them less. They are giving some impressive discounts to all those involved as well as a free t-shirt. By rough estimates they will need about 800 – 1000 eager fans to make this bucket line possible. I think a moving company might be cheaper!
This is a great way to involve the fans of the store and supporters of the community, plus, it’s an event you won’t likely see repeated in the Downtown Toronto area anytime soon.
Yeah, it is sad to see the Snail leave its old location, but what a way to go!