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“Toronto's cultural gem” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Toronto Public Library

Toronto Public Library
789 Yonge St., Toronto, Ontario, Canada
416-393-7000
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Ranked #9 of 614 things to do in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Owner description: This beautiful building contains a dramatic interior complete with pool and waterfall.
Toronto, Canada
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“Toronto's cultural gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

I am a consistent user of TPL. They are a mecca for readers whether you are reading/researching for fun or serious study. Their bookmobile service is great if you don't live close to a branch. The best part is that you can "browse" online and reserve a book to any of their 99 locations or the two bookmobiles. Once the book has arrived you have the choice of being notified by phone or email - such a terrific feature. They are also beefing up their electronic collection, allowing you to download books remotely to your eReader, tablet or laptop. If you haven't used it it in a while in the belief that's no longer relevant, think again!

Visited December 2012
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“Toronto Public Libraries are a treasure to the city”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

I LOVE libraries period. So, the Toronto (Reference) Public Library is a treasure to the city... It's a great place to find foreign magazines/publications, back issues, great symposiums, community talks/discussions and events... Many a popular and emerging writer/politician/artist/activist/radio personality and such have debuted or become staples at the TRPL and now that the renovations are seem to be complete it's even better... In turn, if ever you get a chance to visit Washington DC check out the Library of Congress for sure (and any other big library you can – they are huge!)

Visited December 2012
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“The temple of the written word.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2012

I love the library for the books. But there's music and movies too! And some of the libraries are really nice old Carnegie buildings. I really like the one on Roncensvalles and my local one now (Riverdale) at the corner of Broadview and Gerrard.

Visited December 2012
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“My exprience!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2012

The Toronto library needs more books for teen and more programs for teens. love the books! Needs more computers!

Visited November 2012
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“Never Judge a book by its cover!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

Never Judge a book by its cover! lol cant complaint about a library "thier books were good" is all i can say, difintley reccomend it for book worms

Visited November 2012
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