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Toronto Public Library

789 Yonge St., Toronto, Ontario, Canada (The Annex)
416-393-7000
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Ranked #11 of 310 attractions in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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80 reviews 80 reviews
25 attraction reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

It is one of the best libraries in the world. Huge resources: books, magazines, videos, movies, special collections and rare books.... Free internet access for everybody and free computers for members. It is very centrally located at Yonge and Bloor area. It houses a coffee bar as well. There are programs for kids, teens and adults as well as ESL... More

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Hamilton, Canada
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218 reviews 218 reviews
158 attraction reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

This not only a beautiful building, this is an excellent community resource. For a visitor to Toronto it offers free internet access. For residents of Toronto it provides all of the facilities of a lending library. For people doing genealogical research there are significant resources if you are researching family who lived in Toronto. Street directories dating back many years... More

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Toronto, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Love the library. Love the fact that I can pick up from any library around the city and return it to my nearest one. Love being able to order any book that I want to read and I'm informed via email when it's ready to be picked up.

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Toronto, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Lots of librarians to assist. Lots of resources. I like online service to place holds on any convenient library. My kids love to go there. SOmetimes they have activities. They also provide limited passes to museums.

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Toronto, Canada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
3 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

This library in the heart of Toronto's downtown area is a center for research,free computer and internet use and boasts a superb coffee house. Go early to book a computer, there is always a line waiting for both the express and extended length usage computers. The library's architecture is to be admired. The open air feeling, greenery, and cafe make... More

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Richmond Hill, Canada
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58 reviews 58 reviews
10 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

With free WiFi and public computers, any one of the 99 Toronto Public Library Branches is a super spot for any tourist visiting Toronto. The helpful staff will assist with hotel and restaurant recommendations and are extremely knowledgeable about local tourist spots and the easiest way to get there. If you're travelling with teens, you might drop them at the... More

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Toronto, Canada
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

The Toronto Public Library, or the TPL to its legion of members, is undoubtedly one of the greatest municipal lending facilities in the world. Its collections and circulation figures are or have been Number 1 on the planet, its online services and huge branch operations are superb, and its popularity with "bookies" is second to none. Friendly and effective staff,... More

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Toronto, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This is a great facility for Torontonians and unless our mayor decides to do something moronic and cut funds for it, this is really worth visiting. It has a wide selection of books, and you can even rent some movies from it. Some branches also have a Museum pass program to get free tickets for city attractions like the AGO,... More

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Toronto, Canada
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The city of Toronto's library and its staff are second to none. The collection is extensive, the online services amazing and the staff are wonderful and go out of their way to be helpful.

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St. Andrews, United Kingdom
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67 reviews 67 reviews
9 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

Went there to do some studying, lots of sittings places (almost full), quiet and easily accessible, close to the metro station

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