Toronto Comicon cancelled for second year in a row because of COVID-19
Former cast members of the television show "Degrassi" Stacie Mistysyn, left, and Kirsten Bourne chat to a fan as they make an appearance at Toronto Comicon on Sunday. (Chris Young/The Canadian Press)
The Canadian Press
Published Wednesday, January 13, 2021 11:33AM EST
TORONTO -- Fans will have to wait another year to show off their costumes at Toronto Comicon.
The three-day convention has been cancelled this March because of COVID-19 concerns.
This marks the second year in a row the pandemic has put a stop to the pop culture celebration at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.
Organizers say they have special plans in store when fans come back together from March 18 to 20 in 2022.
The event typically draws thousands of sci-fi, horror, anime and gaming enthusiasts to Toronto.
The show has also hosted several celebrity guests from franchises such as "Star Wars," "Lord of the Rings" and "Mighty Morphin Power Rangers."
This report by The Canadian Press was first published Jan. 13, 2021.