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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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Sign up, if only for all the Zinio magazines

In my opinion, TO residents with tablets *must* join the library, just for the free access to around a gazillion magazines through zinio. Unbelievable. Also, the Toronto... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

In my opinion, TO residents with tablets *must* join the library, just for the free access to around a gazillion magazines through zinio. Unbelievable. Also, the Toronto Reference Library is a very nice building, a pleasant place for quiet study and research, and our regular book drop for donations.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Needed a place to relax and be in a world of my own for the length of a 50 minute lunch hour!! Found peace and quiet in a library setting! What a great way to spend lunch browsing a favorite magazine and being away from the work environment!

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Toronto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Toronto's library system is one of the best in the world. All libraries are equipped with world class facilities. There is something for everyone

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Toronto, Canada
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Greatest place to find books FREE! Wonderful selection and possible to order online. They also have movies, magazines & computers.

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Toronto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I was just at three locations of the Toronto Public Library...the Reference Library, Gerrard Street East and Front Street Central. So nice to have these places around and the service was excellent! I just got my card! Love it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

It seems that a library branch exists at every sizable mall. So it is a great place to hang out while my wife does her shopping. They are clean, well-maintained and, best of all, very quiet. Plenty of computers available for everyone. Convenient and plentiful parking. And their offerings of books online (printed and recordings) is huge.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Incredibly vast collection of fiction, non-fiction, academic and audio books and resources as well as a large bank of computers for access. Keep in mind that ANYONE can access these computers, so chances are you might see someone head banging to some hiphop or watching ridiculous videos from shockmansion on them right next to a student accessing thesis articles. Then... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

I love the library! Such a wonderful institution in Toronto. Always innovating, holding wonderful talks, improving their technology, and serving the public with wonderful educational resources, and as many movies as you can watch!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

The public library is an excellent place to take the kids and read some books go on there computers fun and educational

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Staff is always pleasant and helpful. Library has a self checkout for books which is very handy when it is a bit busy. I often look for books on their website and order them, and the interface tells you where you are in the line up and you can always check back to see when it will be available. I... More 

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

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