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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 314 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

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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14 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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Toronto, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Great lectures during the year. Free. in the Appel Salon. See program and sign up online. interesting speakers, mainly Toronto-based, but across a wide range of topics - the arts - music, theater; city happenings.

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Milan, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

All the branches I visited have cozy reading areas, that are very useful if you need a quiet place to study or work. The automated system is time saving, as you don't need to queue to get or return books. Staff was always helpful and the library has also a great service for ebooks. And I absolutely loved the special... More

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London, On
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67 reviews 67 reviews
23 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This locale of the TO library system has the best genieological information esp. if you are searching for English/Scottish or similar immigrant history to Canada. Staff are ultra friendly - just verify opening times so you don't arrive 15 mins before closing! These types of searches take time, and staff will take time, given they have it!

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Toronto, Canada
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116 reviews 116 reviews
25 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

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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4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

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
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

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
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

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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