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Toronto Public Library

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Address: 789 Yonge St., Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Phone Number: 416-393-7000
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This beautiful building contains a dramatic interior complete with pool and waterfall.

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This Toronto Public Library is an ideal place to relax, study, and find information. I love going to this library. This place has everything, children's books, magazines, movies... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This Toronto Public Library is an ideal place to relax, study, and find information. I love going to this library. This place has everything, children's books, magazines, movies, newspapers from many places and more. The staff is friendly and very helpful. I have spent many hours in this library and I love the atmosphere. I would recommend this library to... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It is a huge modern reference library, on a number of floors, with staff available to help you. Very modern equipment for use by the public. Located in midtown Toronto, with very easy access by car, public transit including subway, and being nearby high fashion district on Bloor Street. Fast food restaurants nearby, and not far from the Royal Ontario... More 

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Thank tweedsmuir2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The studious atmosphere is extremely calming and conducive to thought and creativity, it's a great place to spend a peaceful afternoon, with a book, or with a pen, or both! (Just don't deface the books in the library... Bring your own journal please.)

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Thank kemin z
Toronto, Canada
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

You can find almost anything book raise at TPL they have amazing programs as well. You will not be disappointed if you love libraries.

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Thank leissp
Toronto
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42 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

What I wonderful experience I had. The Digital Story Course was offered last October at the Don Mills Public Library. The Instructors Amy and Jennifer LaFontaine were fabulous. If you have looking for something interesting to do, take a look at the next Digital Story course.

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Thank rmpbrasil
Jacksonville, Florida
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118 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I only needed to use their local history section but wow was I thrilled with the place. It's huge, it's clean, it's user friendly and there seems to be quite a bit of technology involved. Most impressive was the friendliness of the staff AND their patience with me while searching for a particular document. I've been to many libraries but... More 

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Thank Larry L
Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Located downtown access is easy by public transport and it is hard to miss this modern building with its large footprint and multi-stories [hee, hee]. Its supporters claim that its performance metrics place it among the best library systems in North America - if not the world. The range of topics covered in the library is impressive as are some... More 

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Thank Peter J
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I really love this library! The staff at this library are very nice and helpful! It's free to get a library card if you live in Toronto. I recommend people to visit this library!

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Thank mattchoi140
Fredericton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

The Toronto Public Library is a modern structure with 5 floors of books and information, in a variety of modes. The staff at this library are incredibly helpful and friendly, as well.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

While walking through the main reference library I noticed a peculiar machine in one of the main display rooms. It was a 3 D Printer. I was stunned seeing it in public and at the library. I noticed there was a customer printing out one of his ideas on the machine. It was easy. He took a lesson from the... More 

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