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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...
This beautiful building contains a dramatic interior complete with pool and waterfall.
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I need to learn Italian quickly and on a shoe-string budget. The library offers a wide-range of books to learn from, as well as a free online training program for all languages. I... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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Toronto, Canada
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Toronto, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

I need to learn Italian quickly and on a shoe-string budget. The library offers a wide-range of books to learn from, as well as a free online training program for all languages. I highly suggest getting a library card!

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Toronto, Canada
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140 reviews 140 reviews
23 attraction reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

I like the shows this year including the David Bowie exhibit and the Basquiat show as well. There are a few floors of modern art which interests me.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

There are so many locations scattered around the city, the reference library on Yonge and bloor is pretty cool to check out for out-towners. For science fictions, I like the one on College and university. If you like newer books, the uptown locations tend to have newer copies.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Helpful staff--ask for Tony! conveniently located in downtown Toronto. Classes on 3D printing available.

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Hove, United Kingdom
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62 reviews 62 reviews
12 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Excellent, well stocked library, with friendly staff and free wifi. If you're a comics fan, check out the TCAF shop on site, for a selection of brilliant books and gift ideas.

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Toronto, Canada
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98 reviews 98 reviews
22 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

I believe that I visit the library at least 2 or 3 times a week. I rely on it exclusively for my books (hard copy), e-books, audiobooks (for listening in my car). DVD's for all our movies and CD's for all our music. Such a wealth of material and all there just for the asking. This is one area where... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

this library needs a little update, it's not a must see but for those looking for some books, the variety here is huge. definitely worth a visit if you're a book worm.

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Toronto, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Beautiful books in a peaceful setting - central - convenient hours - easy access - ample seating - fantastic selection of books

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Dublin, Ireland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

liked the modern well signposted building with easy access. the friendliness of the staff made us feel very welcomed . the library itself was bright and well appointed the only downside we found was the restroom outside the library entrance only had one unisex toilet which could only take one at a time, i am sure there were other restrooms... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

All the Toronto public libraries are good for studies. If you came to Toronto to learn English it can be helpful. They have so many titles to read, papers, researches, movies, etc... also free wifi and computers available. You can use the printers, copy machines, etc... The places are well maintained, nice and quite. They also offer rooms for groups... More 

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