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Toronto Public Library

789 Yonge St., Toronto, Ontario, Canada (The Annex)
416-393-7000
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Ranked #13 of 296 attractions in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Architectural Buildings, Libraries
Description: This beautiful building contains a dramatic interior complete with pool and waterfall.
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Toronto, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

This is a 6-storey library on Yonge Street north of Bloor Street (at Cumberland). You can spend hours in here. excellent subway access. Lots of little shops, restaurants at Yorkville walking west toward Avenue Road. D & S Toronto

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Toronto, Canada
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Of course, there are books and all the usual library things! Browse their travel collections. Some are travel destinations - for example, the Sherlock Holmes room at Toronto Reference Library; the Merril Collection of Science Fiction and Fantasy; the children's areas. Most visitors will most appreciate the free wifi, available at all branches. No library card needed. Wherever you are... More

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Leuven, Belgium
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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

Just walk in and make use of this welcoming building with plenty of working space. It looks like they also have an interesting programme of activities like lectures etc. I also liked the interior architecture. Very nice public library.

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East York
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014 via mobile

I have been receiving home delivery for a while and I have been impressed by the quality of service, the choice of books according to my profile is wonderful. I don't know what I would do without this service.

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Montreal, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014 via mobile

This place is a librarians dream. It's astounding how massive the space is - so much open space and yet it is still one of the largest collections of book I've ever seen. This might not suit the weekend tourist. But for the toronto native who needs a relaxed atmosphere to study or decompress with a book - this is... More

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Toronto, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Very well prepare staff. Clean place with good atmosphere to spend time, whether you are using the WiFi, reading the local paper or take a look of books

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Toronto, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Great programming, book selection and space. Love my home brunch in North York Center. Kids love the children's section and story time. Also love the Overdrive app to borrow books on-line.

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South Pasadena, California
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

Its really wonderful that I became a member of Toronto Library soon after I came to Canada few months ago. It offers all info what you need. I find some branches are bit noisy; hope readers and users will be more considerate.

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Ottawa, Canada
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30 reviews 30 reviews
5 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

Did you know you can access thousands of paid subscription based magazines if you are a TPL member for free? I didn't know. Now I can read The Economist for free on my tablet. Great service!!

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Toronto, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

I like to go here and get work done, out side of my home office. There decor is up and coming, you'll bump in to lots of different people from different backgrounds. Not to hard to find s decent clean spot to sit down and study in relative quite.

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