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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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Description: This beautiful building contains a dramatic interior complete with pool...
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Am big fan. Friendly staff, wide selection. Bookmobiles expand number of locations. Convenient online service. Love choosing online and picking up in local branch. Keep up... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Get lost here with books, music, internet, things to do. All free of course. There is rare book section which I received authority to enter. Wow, some really special entries.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Am big fan. Friendly staff, wide selection. Bookmobiles expand number of locations. Convenient online service. Love choosing online and picking up in local branch. Keep up facilities in good shape. Different classes and activities for adults and kids. Hope will always be like this or if change only for better.

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Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

i have loved this place since i was only a child and now that I am a grownup, I still visit the library in downtown to get some books to read... the librarians there are cool!

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

If you love books and research. This is your place. The elevators are too slow so use the stairs. Great resources.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Very good services, convenient, spacious, quiet environment. Easy to borrow, and any locations for your choice to return. large quantity of books. Thank you, TPL for the generosity in sharing.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Although not that impressive on the outside, this library is very impressive on the inside. The collection was fantastic, the selection was great, and the staff were very welcoming. Fantastic!

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

I have always used the library, but now with a baby it has been great to take her there to the Baby Time program and borrow books for her. While I love books and would like to buy them all, I have neither the space nor the money to do that. The library is great for borrowing books and music... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Right downtown. Funky architecture. Great selection and a place to chill out. Had to sneak away from the hustle of Yonge St. and snuck in here just by chance. Great hour just exploring.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

I did some post graduate research over there and it was a great place to explore. Centrally located, well stocked and spacious.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Always choices to explore / Spend time alone or with others who enjoy reading all kinds of different books with different subjects.

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Address: 789 Yonge St., Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Phone Number: 416-393-7000
Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Midtown

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Midtown
Midtown is a dynamic part of Toronto with some of its most stylish high-rise residences and heritage buildings. The area sees busy shoppers with bag-laden arms balancing lattes in paper cups as they travel from one luxury brand to the next, taking advantage of the proximity of high-end shops. The reflecting pools, jogging trails, and nature treks of the Rosehill Revision are always a hub of outdoor activity, and after a workout from either running or splurging, many take advantage of the spas and massage parlors Midtown has to offer. Away from the bakeries, boutiques, and glamorous old theaters of the district's center, locals use the weekend to embrace the more suburban feel of Midtown's parks, tennis courts, outdoor markets, and the manicured grounds of Casa Loma, while families indulge the area's state-of-the-art playground and learning facilities. Of course, no high-brow district is complete without a healthy counter-culture: Midtown boasts some of the wildest street art and full-wall graffiti of any neighborhood in Toronto.
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