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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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A must for bibliophiles

After seeing photos of the library's interior, I knew that this would be a place to see. Notable are the photo files on the 5th floor and the Arthur Conan Doyle special... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

This is a library that has almost more branches than books - 99, at last count. And it lacks some of the most basic works of Canadian history. Bricks are more important than books in Toronto.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

After seeing photos of the library's interior, I knew that this would be a place to see. Notable are the photo files on the 5th floor and the Arthur Conan Doyle special collection also on the 5th floor. We were able to find reasonably priced street parking nearby.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

I have used this library to read and write on several occasions. It's conveniently located at Yonge and Bloor and has free wifi. The washrooms are also very clean, which is a huge plus.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Beatiful. Excelent place to all people. I went to study English. There is a coffe shop and the Library is in downtown.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Just a word of thanks to the staff at the Toronto Public Library for their help for computer technical help and free WIFI services at a wonderful downtown library.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

All branches totally accessible. Great experience for the whole family. No costs to visit. Branches throughout the city!.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 NEW

Staff are always extra helpful. I use the hold feature a lot - so I have access to books throughout the whole system, delivered to my local branch.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 NEW

I love that there are a dozen back issues and current issues of several magazine titles, and that anyone can walk in and use the computer for at least 15 minutes. The library is on the small side but it looks like there are several things on offer.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

I'm new to the city and already getting ready for the exams! For those who like a quite place for studying i highly recommend this lib, although it closes early for those who would like late night studying like me.

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

Always am enthralled by some much possibilities of easily finding something engrossing to read!! And staff who aim to help! Best value in town!!

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