Canzine Craftermath.

I woke up this morning to some lovely images from yesterday's Canzine zine fair in my email box from attendee, Jo Prescott. For those who don't know, I am currently in Europe for five weeks on a mostly-non-craft tour. I was very sad to miss one of my favourite fairs.


But Jo's pictures of Tara and Jen manning the fort make me feel like I was there. Thanks to everyone who helped with the table, came and said hello and/or squished a button.

Possibly the ladies will post a more hands-on recap of their own here (hint, hint).

Love from Berlin,



Vendor Hype: Andrew Zangerle at Art Star Philly.



We at City of Craft would like to extend a warm congratulations to 2010 vendor, Andrew Zangerle (aka The Maple Ridge), for the opening of his new show The Big Sea at Art Star Gallery in Philadelphia. If you are in the Philly area, go check it out! If not, you can peruse and purchase everything that did not sell yet via Art Star's very wonderful website here. Who knows? Maybe some of these wall plaques will even make it up to Toronto in December. But with Andrew turning out figurines, illustrations, paintings and more it is hard to say what will be on his table at City of Craft. At the very least, you can now get excited that he will be up here for the first time.


For more information on all of our vendors, check the growing 2010 Vendor Page.


I can zine.

The leaves are turning orange (or brown) and falling off the trees again so it must be that time of year. Time for Canzine! Cazine is one of City of Craft's top twenty local indie events (okay, okay, we are bad at picking favourites). But we can tell you this for sure: Canzine is surely Toronto's largest zine fair and it is presented by Broken Pencil our absolute favourite zine and indie culture magazine. Our partnership with Broken Pencil as co-sponsors began when our event did so it is fair to say that our relationship is pretty important to us. And one of the best parts of this is getting to have a funtimes table at Canzine!

What's more? They have moved from the labyrinth hallways of the Galdstone to the big open space of The Great Hall which, by the way, is directly above where City of Craft happens in a couple months.

So come on down! Chat with City of Craft Canzine crew (Jen, Tara, Mike & Amy)! Buy City of Craft merch at bargain basement prices! Make your own 1" buttons! Take a flyer! Sign up for a mailing list!

And then peruse the biggest collection of zine makers you are going to find in Toronto until next year.

Sunday, October 24, 2010
1pm - 7pm
The Great Hall
1087 Queen Street West
Toronto, ON