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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 and...

This beautiful building contains a dramatic interior complete with pool and waterfall.

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I am quite proud of our libraries in NY but saw one of the libraries in Toronto and was blown away. Moving shelves, entire sections for music, used book areas - an abundance of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I am quite proud of our libraries in NY but saw one of the libraries in Toronto and was blown away. Moving shelves, entire sections for music, used book areas - an abundance of activities - it is almost like a tourist space on its own. It would be an amazing resource for a local I am sure. They had... More 

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Vancouver
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I don't go often, I'm sort of off the track of most but the Toronto public library Reference library is a hub of community activity and not a stuffy library of yore. One of the hidden gems in the city.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you need to study.... This building is stunning. It offers a variety of privacy levels. General to single cubical. It is centrally located and accessible to all.

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This library is where you go to lose yourself in books, magazines, videos, newspapers, journals, etc.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Want to take on a project or make something special but need the tools or skills for the job? tTL can help! Visit the tool library website, drop by a community night or signup for a workshop, this place rocks!

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

Enjoy a quiet, interesting and free read at the Toronto Public Library! If you dont know what you should pick, just ask the staff!

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Scarborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2016

It is a reference library and is very well maintained. The elevators are see through and every floor is well labeled to meet your needs. Just be careful you can spend the whole day there without realizing how long you have been getting educated.

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Elkridge, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2016

Our family had fun There are activities and lots of memorabilia of course Loved learning about the history dating back to the 1800's Items from all over world all levels of hockey including woman's hockey and the hall with the Stanley Cup is stunning Go take a selfie with The Cup

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2016

The library is beautiful inside, is a good to place to rest a little bit if you're in tourism. WIFI free and comfortable. If you're in the area I highly recommend stop by. Close at 5pm.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2016

Just whenever you wanted a quiet place where there is free high speed wifi, free computer use if you don't have a laptop, a good space where you can do stuff like writing, browsing the net, reading of course, even playing and eating on the provided area or chatting with friends, this place is really cool to hang out the... More 

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