Anime North 2024 - Con Overview

Anime North is Canada’s largest anime event, and volunteer run, not-for-profit convention. Held this year on May 24-26 at the Toronto Congress Centre (650 Dixon Road) and Delta Airport Hotel (655 Dixon Road), it is a not to be missed annual event.


This year the convention will be held entirely at the Toronto Congress Centre (650 Dixon Road), and Delta Airport Hotel (655 Dixon). Note that both Registration and all Gaming Events have moved to the North Building of the TCC.

To reach Registration walk past the South Building and enter the North Building through the Main Entrance on the south side. Then proceed to Hall J.
TCC Pedestrian Flow

Convention Schedule

Our complete schedule of events now available online, and will be in printed form at the door. Following will be an overview of our programming and events.

Guests of Honour

Our guests this year cover a complete range of talent, Voice Actors, Production Staff , Costumers, Gamers, DJs, Vtubers, Musicians, and more!

Check them all out at the Guests section on our website.

And be sure to see our Japanese band Guests of Honour MADKID in concert on Saturday evening in Hall C of the TCC, South Building (check schedule for times).

Major Events - Toronto Congress Centre

The North Building will hold our convention Main Stage (a ballroom seating 2000 people), Registration, and all Gaming Events.

  • Registration: Pick up your convention badge and pocket guide for the weekend. (Hall J)
  • Weapons Check: If you have a costume prop, you must have it checked and verified as safe as Weapons Check to wear it (Hall J next to Registration).
  • Gaming Hall: Hall I will feature our gaming events, such as tabletop gaming, LAN tournaments, GO, console and video gaming. (Note that the Retro Room will be at the Delta Hotel, lower level at South lobby).
  • Costume and Gaming Panels: In Hall H.
  • Gameshows: Gameshow events (previously held at the Delta) will now be held in Hall H.
  • Opening Ceremonies: Come and kick-off the con!
  • 404s Comedy Shows: An all-geek improv pop-culture comedy troupe.
  • Anime Hell: Two hours of video weirdness with commentary.
  • Fashion Show: Our fashion pageant.
  • Saturday Masquerade: Our epic costume contest. Saturday 7 PM. Awards presented Sunday 1 PM.
  • AN Idol: Our idol singing competition. Sunday 2 PM.
  • Anime Music Video Contest: Entries and winners of our annual music video contest.
  • Pop Idol Dance Showcase: Attendees perform Asian pop songs. Come and cheer them on!
  • Closing Ceremonies: See you next year!

The South Building will host the following events:
  • Vendor’s Hall: 400 booths of anime, manga, and much more, all for sale and waiting for you. Open all weekend in Halls F and G.
  • Guests Appearances: See our VIP guests discuss their past and present work and other topics. South Building: Pinsent and Berton front rooms.
  • MADKID Concert: See our Japanese musical Guests of Honour perform! Hall C Saturday night.
  • Artist Alley: Approx. 400+ amateur artists display their work and wow you with their talent. Open all weekend in Halls D and E.
  • Pro Plaza: Come and see our artist guests. In Hall D.
  • Gallery Momiji: Displaying professional and amateur artwork alongside special guest displays, with pieces for sale at auction and prints for sale in the Gallery Store. Open all weekend in Hall D.
  • Industry / Guest Booths: Our guests and other conventions and community groups present what they are all about. Hall AB and Hall D.
  • Model Show: Mecha display, Model contest, and free model kit building all weekend in Hall AB.
  • Photo Alley: Amateur and professional photographers take your picture. Hall D.
  • Outdoor Rave: Dance away at the Otakubaloo on Friday and Saturday nights with a series of guest DJs at our outdoor stage.
  • Autographs: Come and get a memento of our Guests of Honour. Autograph times will be listed in the AN Pocket Guide. Hall E.
  • Nominoichi: A flea market of 180 tables of used anime, manga, and assorted merchandise. Friday night in Hall C. Please note that before 8 PM, Hall C is only accessible from the outside doors on the east side of the TCC. (see the TCC map in the AN Pocket Guide).
  • BotBrawl: Model robots fight it out for honor and glory! Hall AB Saturday and Sunday.
  • Archery Tag: Try your bow skills with inflatable arrows. Hall AB Saturday and Sunday
  • AnimeNia: A new cosplay gaming event combining a card game with the action of cosplayers and fans. Hall AB.
  • Charity Auction: An auction with great prize packages donated by our sponsors. Drop by and leave a bid, the highest one wins! Sunday afternoon in the Sutherland Room.
  • Nagata Shachu: Japanese Taiko Drumming performance. Friday afternoon at Main Stage Opening Ceremonies, Saturday afternoon on the Outdoor Stage on west side of TCC, and Sunday afternoon at Main Stage Closing Ceremonies.
  • Aerial Performer: Aerial hoop artist Miranda Tempest will perform for your amazement. Outside Hall D Saturday and Sunday.
  • VTubers: The Cohen Ballroom will host VTuber events and panels.
  • Kids Area: Relaxation zone for kids and parents (includes private nursing mother area). Play some games or see the LEGO display!  Hall AB.

Convention Hours

Events at the convention will run at the following times. Note that registration will open earlier, especially on Friday (see registration schedule below).

  • Friday: 5 PM – 1 AM
  • Saturday: 10 AM – 1 AM
  • Sunday: 10 AM – 5 PM

Convention Registration

If you have pre-registered for the convention, bring your registration e-mail with you to the Registration Desk. If you have lost/misplaced this email, please bring some type of photo ID, in the name that the admission was purchased under.

The Registration Desk will be located at the Toronto Congress Center, North Building. The main entrance will be on the south side of the building. Registration hours will be:

  • Thursday: 5 PM – 9 PM
  • Friday: 2 PM – 9 PM
  • Saturday: 9 AM – 7 PM
  • Sunday: 9:30 AM – 3 PM

Note that Weekend and Saturday-only admissions will likely SELL OUT before the event, and will not be available at the door (check our social media for latest announcements).  At the door prices will be $5 higher (so register in advance).

Cash only will be accepted; no cheques, credit cards or debit cards.

Full Weekend Admission (in advance) (Fri, Sat, Sun): $70 CND/USD

Single Day Price and Registration Desk Hours:

Friday: $45 CDN / USD - 2 PM to 9 PM

Saturday: $55 CND / USD - 9 AM to 7 PM

Sunday: $45 CDN / USD - 9:30 AM to 4 PM

You may register online at:

Child Registration

Children 13 years of age and under are admitted for half-price of the corresponding adult admission, but must be accompanied either by a guardian 18 years or over, or a guardian 16 years or over with a letter of permission from the child’s parents.

Children 5 years of age and under are admitted free, but must be accompanied by a guardian 18 years or over, or a guardian 16 years or over with a letter of permission from the child’s parents.

Note that your membership badge (which you will receive at registration) will give you access to all convention events in all buildings, space permitting, with the exception of food functions and some workshops which require separate tickets. You must also provide valid proof of age to attend 18+ events.

Your membership badge must be displayed at all times. There will be a $20 Replacement Fee for any lost convention badges. If you lose (or find) a badge, go to the Info Desks at the Toronto Congress Center, located Hall D.

Public Transit and Parking

To reach the convention via the TCC, take the Laurence 52 bus west from Lawrence West Subway Station, getting off at the City View Drive stop, or take the Martin Grove 46 bus north from Kipling subway station, getting off at Dixon Road, and walking west for 3-4 minutes to the Toronto Congress Centre.

Note that the subway will not be running between Woodbine and Kennedy on Saturday the 25th and Sunday the 26th, please plan accordingly.

If you are driving, there is free parking at the Toronto Congress Centre, however we cannot guarantee it will not fill up. Please note that there is no overnight security at the TCC, and leaving your vehicle there overnight is not permitted. The hotels will charge $20-$25 a day for parking.