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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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From the TPL website: With 99 branches, Toronto Public Library is the largest public library system in Canada, and the world's busiest urban library system. Every year more than... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
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Toronto, Canada
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Toronto, Canada
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54 reviews 54 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

From the TPL website: With 99 branches, Toronto Public Library is the largest public library system in Canada, and the world's busiest urban library system. Every year more than 18.5 million people visit our 99 branches and borrow over 32 million items! Love the TPL - so many beautiful branches and great online borrowing & renewing system.

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Toronto, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Books, audio book and eBook downloads, free internet access, helpful staff and a cozy place to sit and read free magazines.

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

love service and nice atmosphere like the way its laid out gerrard st location the best and close to where I live good hours and friendly staff

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Toronto, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

I find the Toronto Library's mostly in need of a good cleaning and painting and updating. True you can find excellent materials...and computers to use for free. But I feel dirty after being at one. And there have been bed bugs etc found in these locations.!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

The Toronto Public library is one the city's great secrets. Filled with with objects known as "books" the library functions as a bastion against the onslaught of modern technology. Here one can take out a "book" go home and "read" and actually learn something! I recommend the reference and occult sections. Please visit the library, they only had 2 visitors... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Each Library is a community hub and offers many programs and activities specific to the needs of that community. Can't imagine our city without our libraries.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Toronto Public Libraries are small and accessible and are spread throughout the City as neighbourhood based resources. They are lovely, calm and quiet environments to explore books and magazines of interest.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Huge facility bound to contain what you want. Large reference section and very helpful, knowledgeable and friendly staff.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I love the study pods and knowledgeable staff. A great location with terrific collections, tons of group and individual study spaces.

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Paignton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

This is a fabulous library. The staff were extremely helpful and friendly. It was easy to find the information we were looking for.

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