FAN EXPO CANADA™ began with the launch of the Canadian National Comic Book Expo in 1995. It humbly began with only five guests at the breathtaking Roy Thompson Hall, which accommodated only 1500 attendees. With the continued success of the Expo, the venues, however, changed to accommodate the growing number of fans, guests, celebrities, and exhibitors. These included the Holiday Inn on King in 1996 and eventually to the home of FAN EXPO CANADA™ : the Metro Toronto Convention Center in 1997. The initial years at the MTCC were held in North Building, but the massive popularity of the Expo demanded more space and, since 2006, is now held in the depths and vastness of the South Building.