While the current situation with COVID-19 has been worrisome, we still plan to hold Anime North 2022. To allow the current wave to completely subside and to take advantage of the better summer weather, we will be moving from our usual weekend date at the end of May to July 15-17. This date change is for this year only, we expect to return to our regular date in 2023.

We are currently planning around the assumption that our venues will be under a 50% capacity limit which will require us to have an attendance cap. Attendees, as well as staff and vendors, should also plan on having to wear masks and be fully vaccinated, as required by the Province of Ontario. If these requirements are relaxed, we will make announcements on how this will impact the convention policies this year.

To give time for the word to get out, we will be delaying registration opening until Tuesday, March 1, 2022. A follow-up announcement will be coming in early February with admission prices and the size of the attendance cap. The room blocks at our partner hotels will also be opening on March 1st, and information on room rates will be made available in advance.

All currently purchased admissions will be honoured, and updated registration emails will be sent out prior to the convention. If you have an already purchased admission and cannot attend these new dates, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. about a roll-over or refund.

Information about registering as a vendor (whether in the Vendor's Hall, Comics Market, Crafter's Corner, etc) will also be updated in February.

You can also join us online May 28, 2022 for another streaming event, details to be released.

We believe that this date change will be much in the convention favour, and allow us to bring back the Anime North experience after a long enforced break. We look forward to seeing you at the convention this year in July.