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Toronto Public Library

789 Yonge St., Toronto, Ontario, Canada (The Annex)
416-393-7000
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Ranked #5 of 320 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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Etobicoke
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

We have amazing libraries. You can use computers there for free for 1 hour if you need to use. If you have children, our libraries also have free programs for 1 to 2 hours. Check out the local library where you are staying to see what children activities they have.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

I came here a few years ago for a conference (a conference in a library??) and came today to be filmed re the library's work for the Toronto Book Awards. If that makes you wonder if the library houses books and watches over them like a hawk, that's good. This is a library for the 21st century -- all about... More

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Scarborough, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Helpful, polite, Librarian and assistants. It caters to adults and children by way of books and CDs. Solomon G.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We have 4 membership cards and we go there 2/3 times a week. It has improved lot for signing out or returning the books. You can also renew the book over phone if you want to keep that book for longer time. Only problem I see that Toronto population has grown up and lot of time can not find any... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Comfortable, lots of space and well organized. I visited different libraries at different times. Most of my visit were to just browse books, to find a quiet place to relax and also to read some magazines. Staff were polite and helpful.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Library is always an awesome and very important place, no matter what we have on internet these days books are great!

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Fredericton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I loved the Toronto Library. I could sit for hours and listen to musical dvd's on the machines that the library had in its own music section.There was headphones available for the public to listen to music as long as they wanted on site! It was EXCELLENT for homeless people or travellers.Beautiful concept!

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Having loved books my whole life, and not having the room or the money, to buy as many as I like to read, it's wonderful to have the library just a couple of blocks from home. It's gorgeous to look at, there's always someone there to lend a helping hand and there are tons of programs to choose from (author... More

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Too much to read and learn at the toronto public library you get free wifi and internet service Dvd movies all kind of books etc

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

I was pretty surprised when I first went to TPL they have almost every language there to read. My mom loves to go there and read when she comes for a visit she gets books in her language and its awesome . Newcomers if you need book in your language go there you'll find it.

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