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Toronto Public Library

789 Yonge St., Toronto, Ontario, Canada (The Annex)
416-393-7000
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Ranked #10 of 313 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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115 reviews 115 reviews
25 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

3D printing, digital innovation hub, digital design workspaces, classes, location and a beautiful building. This location has Chromebooks, iPads, MacBooks, Microsoft Surface, Samsung Galaxy Note, HD digital cameras, audio & video production tools, Arduinos, or Raspberry Pis for use. Make. Play. Learn. Connect. Share. It is located just off Bathurst.

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Toronto, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

This listing refers to the marvellous Toronto reference library, just north of Bloor on Yonge. The "Toronto Public Library" is a massive city-wide system with branches across the city. You will be confused if you walk into a different branch and assume these reviews are meant for it. The building is gorgeous (you may recognize its interior from a number... More

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Ontario
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

Our kids didn't want to leave. They were so amazed by its large size! There were so many kids books.

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Toronto, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
19 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

Yes this is the best library in whole world I should say. Beautifully build and u can find any book u want. I had to find a book that I searched in 3 libraries and I was not able to find it and one of the librarian gave me this place address and as hopelessly went to this library that... More

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Collingwood, Canada
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134 reviews 134 reviews
29 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 NEW

Free WiFi and free computers! Lots to see and browse. A must see. A fun afternoon on a rainy day.Not to be missed!

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Karachi, Pakistan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Although its a public library, it has as many features as the best libraries in the world & houses pretty much every literary item required by the university going students or anyone who wants to find or research a specific topic relative to the history of the world.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

One of the best places in Toronto. Free books, movies, magazines, music....the list goes on. Usually the librarians are wonderful, helpful people although their expectation that patrons be computer savvy is a little annoying.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The librarian's were very courtiious and professional. Great selection and some neat kid's programs.

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Toronto, Canada
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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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171 attraction reviews
128 helpful votes 128 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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