Not far from where I live is the center of the Universe (or Canada’s Universe) Toronto Ontario. Now why am I celebrating this Canuck Metropolis today? They paid me! Actually they didn’t, but I wish they would start because I am always telling people how cool this city is for its geeky secrets.
Well now GeekTripMaps, a Youtube Channel dedicated to exposing the geekier side of the less glamourous travel destinations, has chosen, for its first video series, to showcase Toronto in all its hidden wonders.
I especially like the video that showcases the Chinatown, Kensington Market and Queen Street areas. I never miss the chance to stroll through the Silver Snail (while my wife shops up the street at Lululemon). This is the mecca of geek lore in Toronto history.
There are arguably better comic and collectible shops in town but the history and charm of this place trumps all of that. It is a shame that the store will be closing down and moving to a new location after decades of being a fixture of the Queen Street stroll. I wonder if it will still have the charm at its new home, or will it just become another comic shop full of collectible statues and toys?
Toronto does host FanExpo every year, as well as two competing Comic Con’s (Wizard World and Hobbystar’s versions that run a week apart from one another) and an obscene number of other scifi, anime, pulp, horror, toy, and comic conventions throughout the year. This just gives you something else to do should you be visiting town for one of these events.
Have you been to Toronto Ontario Canada? What’s your favourite place to visit?