Scene: Silver Snail Moves, With Help From Some Friends
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Scene: Silver Snail Moves, With Help From Some Friends

WHERE: Between 367 Queen Street West (Silver Snail’s old location) and 329 Yonge Street (Silver Snail’s new location).

WHEN: Saturday, August 18, 9 a.m.

WHAT: More than 400 volunteers and staff showed up on Saturday morning to help Silver Snail, the famed downtown comic shop, move from its Queen Street location of 36 years to new digs on Yonge Street, next to the Yonge-Dundas HMV. Among the participants were members of the Canadian Garrison 501 Legion (that is, people who like dressing up in Star Wars storm trooper costumes), a real-life Boba Fett, at least one Doctor (as in “Who”), and a whole bunch of other people in nerdy getups. Everyone formed a massive line along the sidewalks between the two storefronts, and passed boxes from hand to hand in the style of a bucket brigade. When all the boxes had arrived at a park on the Ryerson University campus that abuts the new Silver Snail location, the crowd lined up to receive prizes and gift bags, courtesy of the store. The new Silver Snail is scheduled to open in September.