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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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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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Beautiful modern library

Beautiful modern library very big and spacious. Free wifi and plenty of places to read a book or study.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
London, United Kingdom

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful modern library very big and spacious. Free wifi and plenty of places to read a book or study.

Thank Zhra789
Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Libraries bigger than other public libraries in other cities, offer free wifi to everyone, great collection of books and movies,lot of public computers!

Thank Oceans1211
Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This library, renovated about 2 years ago is a fantastic source of any type of information you need. It is primary a reference library and so it is always filled with students doing their homework there. There are plenty of computers for everyone to use and of course WIFI helps all those with a pc or tablet. We take out... More 

Thank Jansje S
Burlington, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have used the Toronto Reference Library on numerous occasions over the years, even though it is located a long way away from where I live. It has a mammoth collection of research material covering not only Toronto but other areas of the province and beyond. Staff is helpful, elevators available and lots of quiet nooks to curl up and... More 

Thank yankeefan730
Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This library has enormous resources and very helpful staff. I have been there frequently to watch various authors read from their books and there have been some excellent interviews with them. Highly recommended

Thank Lacalgal2015
Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Huge reference library at Yonge and Bloor. Good place to stop, chill and research a subject of interest.

Thank River J
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

Time for an upgrade. Perhaps the city of toronto can use their high end tax dollars to put some much needed upgrades to this 60's building.

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Waterloo, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

The moment I entered the library, I was impressed by the size of the building. Although there were lot of people in the place, it had a lot of seats for people to research and study. I wanted to find some resources in their storehouse, but I needed a library card. Unfortunately, only the residence of Toronto are qualified to... More 

Thank Dong Hoon J
Toronto, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

Sadly, the library is becoming irrelevant. As a child, I was there all the time for community events. Now, very little happens there unless you have small kids.

Thank Cocodelite22
Camelford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

Not only a library but a huge range of historical artefacts as well. The design itself is quite interesting as there are no corners in keeping with aboriginal tradition.

Thank Robrotchell

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