Published: August 18, 2022
Celebrate your fandom, connect with your community, and immerse yourself in pop culture. Whether you’re passionate about comics, sci-fi, horror, anime, or gaming, you belong at FAN EXPO Canada. It’s the largest event of its kind in Canada and there is so much to see and do, from celebrity autographs and panel discussions to cosplay and workshops. Not to mention the extensive opportunities to add to your fandom merch collection - including a limited-edition DC Collectible PRESTO Card!
GO Transit is the easiest way to get to downtown Toronto for FAN EXPO Canada 2022 and using our GO Weekday Group Passes or GO Weekend Passes makes it the affordable choice, too! You can also buy your GO ticket as an add-on when buying your FAN EXPO admission ticket for an easy one-stop-shop purchase.
Don’t miss the chance to geek out with your fellow fandom members at this fun and family-friendly event. Let’s GO to FAN EXPO!
FAN EXPO Event Details
Here’s all the important stuff you need to know so you don’t miss out on any of the FAN EXPO fun!
When Is FAN EXPO Canada 2022?
FAN EXPO Canada is taking place August 25 - 28, 2022.
Here’s the FAN EXPO 2022 schedule:
- Thursday 4 p.m. – 9 p.m.
- Friday 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
- Saturday 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
- Sunday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Get To FAN EXPO With GO:
FAN EXPO Canada is located at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre - an easy walk from Union Station.
Here’s how to get there:
- Travel by GO train or bus to Union Station
- Proceed to the upper level of the station and use the SkyWalk
- Follow the signs for the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.
Save On Travel To FAN EXPO With GO Passes
It’s not a fantasy! Use GO Transit to get to FAN EXPO and you’ll save on stress and pricey parking!
GO Weekday Group Passes
Gather your friends and geek out together! GO Weekday Group Passes are perfect if you’re heading to FAN EXPO with your team of fellow superheroes or band of adventurers for the Thursday or Friday show. When you travel together for this quest, your group gets unlimited travel throughout the GO network for one low fare:
- $30 for 2 people
- $40 for 3 people
- $50 for 4 people
- $60 for 5 people
GO Weekday Group Passes are valid for all-day travel on a weekday. Buy a Weekday Group Pass!
GO Weekend Passes
For your voyage to FAN EXPO Canada on Saturday or Sunday - or both! - a GO Weekend Pass will level up your convenience and give you the power of affordable travel!
- A One-Day Weekend Pass is just $10 for unlimited GO travel on Saturday or Sunday.
- A Weekend Pass is only $15 and gives you unlimited GO travel all weekend long - perfect if you’re attending both the Saturday and Sunday shows at FAN EXPO.
GO Add-On Ticket
For an easy all-in-one purchase, you can buy your GO ticket when you buy your FAN EXPO Canada 2022 ticket.
- During your FAN EXPO ticket purchase, select your GO ticket in the “Additional Add-Ons” section.
- GO Add-On Tickets are good for round-trip GO travel between Union Station and any other GO station on the specified date.
- GO Add-On Tickets start at $10 for round-trip fare on a single day, or $45 for all four days of FAN EXPO Canada.
Kids GO Free
FAN EXPO Canada is a great event for fans of all ages! If you’re bringing kids to experience all the superhero and gaming fun, remember that kids always ride for free on GO. Taking the GO train is also perfect for avoiding the constant refrain of “are we there yet?” from your kids. They’ll be so busy enjoying the ride that you’ll arrive before they know it!
- Kids aged 12 and under always ride free on GO!
- Kids don’t need a ticket or PRESTO card to travel.
Get DC Collectible PRESTO Cards at FAN EXPO
Metrolinx will be there at FAN EXPO Canada 2022 and you’ll want to be sure to visit our booth. We have partnered with DC Comics – the home of Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman to produce 5 limited edition DC Collectible PRESTO Cards!
- Collector cards will be available for purchase at “The Metrolinx Shop” booth at FAN EXPO, while quantities last.
- Collector cards will cost $35 + HST
- All collector cards are active with a default adult fare set for transit
- You will need to load value onto the card as load value is not included in the original purchase price
Take your commute to the next level of cool with a DC Collectible PRESTO Card! Plan Your Trip to FAN EXPO Canada!
FAN EXPO Canada Guests
Naturally, the big question is - Who’s going to be at FAN EXPO? There are always lots of big names on the FAN EXPO Canada lineup, and this year is no different! Meet and greet all your fave celebrities, voice actors, comic creators, cosplayers, and authors.
Celebrities at FAN EXPO 2022
- Elijah Wood - The Lord of the Rings trilogy
- Sean Astin - The Lord of the Rings trilogy, Goonies
- Dominic Monaghan - The Lord of the Rings trilogy
- Billy Boyd - The Lord of the Rings trilogy
- Joseph Quinn - Stranger Things
- Finn Wolfhard – Stranger Things
- Charlie Hunnam - Sons of Anarchy
- William Shatner - Star Trek
- Lana Parrilla - Once Upon a Time
- Katee Sackoff - The Mandalorian
- Carl Weathers - The Mandalorian, Rocky
- Kevin Smith - Clerks
- So many more!
Voice Actors at FAN EXPO 2022
At FAN EXPO Canada, you can meet the voices behind your some of your favourite animated characters, including:
- Christopher Sabat - Dragonball Z, My Hero Academia
- Abby Trott - Demonslayer, Carmen Sandiego
- Billy West - Futurama
- Rob Paulsen - Pinky and the Brain
- Carolina Ravassa - Overwatch, Valorant
- And many others!
Comic Creators at FAN EXPO 2022
A huge list of comic creators are lined up to attend FAN EXPO Canada 2022 including legends like Arthur “Art” Adams and prolific comic artists like Mark Brooks. Revisit your favourite comics and discover some new series to enjoy.
Cosplayers at FAN EXPO 2022
Cosplay is a big part of every FAN EXPO. You can join in with your own costume or simply enjoy being surrounded by your favourite characters, embodied by some cosplay superstars like Cassandra Ariel, Darkarnival Butler, and Luxsteez.
Authors at FAN EXPO 2022
Author Alley at FAN EXPO will be packed with talented writers like Jessica Cunsolo, Shreya Gupta, Felix I.D. Dimaro, Richard H. Stevens, and more!
FAN EXPO Canada 2022 Attractions
What is there to do at FAN EXPO Canada? So much! Whether you want to spend the day cosplaying your favourite superhero or anime character, get all the info at panels and workshops, play some new or retro games, or just walk around and enjoy the atmosphere, you won’t be bored for a second at FAN EXPO 2022!
FAN EXPO Celebrity Autographs
A keepsake signed by your favourite celebrity is a great way to remember your visit to FAN EXPO Canada 2022. Please note that there may be an additional fee for autographs.
FAN EXPO Celebrity Panels/Q&As
Get answers to your questions about shows and characters, and hear the latest news about upcoming projects!
FAN EXPO Celebrity Photo Ops
The crowning piece in your collectibles display will be an 8x10 glossy photo of you and your favourite celebrity!
FAN EXPO Cosplay & Costumes
Show off your costume on the Cosplay Red Carpet, enter your little one in the Kids Costume Contest, learn some new tricks at a Cosplay Workshop, and connect with other Cosplayers in your fandom!
FAN EXPO Family Zone
If you’re bringing your kids to FAN EXPO Canada, make sure to head to the Family Zone. Games, crafts, medieval battles, hands-on experiences, and costumed characters will keep the whole family entertained!
FAN EXPO Shopping
Whatever type of fandom merch you’re looking for, you’ll find it at FAN EXPO. Shop rare comic books, unique t-shirts, games, original artwork, and more. And, don’t forget to pick up a limited-edition DC Collectible PRESTO Card at “The Metrolinx Shop” booth!
FAN EXPO Workshops & Seminars
There will be workshops happening in each of the FAN EXPO areas. If you’re an amateur trying to break into the industry, this is your opportunity to learn some tips from the pros!
GO Geek Out!
At FAN EXPO Canada, you don’t need to tone down your passion for your fandom! Geek out all day and use GO Transit for easy and affordable travel. You might just end up meeting some other fans on your ride there!