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Toronto Public Library

Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 8:30 PM
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The breadth and depth of materials that are available to card holders (free for city residents!) is... read more

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Lellerto
Clean, neat, small

I have a thing for visiting other cities' libraries. This one is very neat and clean, with lots of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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This beautiful building contains a dramatic interior complete with pool and waterfall.
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789 Yonge St., Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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Reviewed yesterday

The breadth and depth of materials that are available to card holders (free for city residents!) is phenomenal. It is even better now that they have partnered with Hoopla as content can now be checked out on your device (phone, tablet, computer) and automatically returned...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Lellerto
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have a thing for visiting other cities' libraries. This one is very neat and clean, with lots of natural light and a wonderful view of city hall. The place is very small however, with not a lot of seating available. There was a book...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I did not use the Librray but had a guided tour as our Congress was taking place there. Huge facility, books in over 65 languages, tv room, music room, writers room, lots of reading space, 3D printers, etc. you can get in with your stuff,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Bruno V
Reviewed November 6, 2018

If you like like libraries, this is a must do. The reference section is world class. The overall ambiance is refreshing. Plenty of local flavor if you like to people watch too.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank d81961
Reviewed October 30, 2018

This library is very big, having lots of books of my interest. Calmn & have a good location. I spend some time here.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank ElodieProst505
Reviewed October 12, 2018 via mobile

This major Toronto mid-town reference library(and other sites across the GTA) has been hosting a variety of events including literary writers like Thomas King in their 2nd floor Salon where you have access to bar & light snacks while you enjoy the event of the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Angela T
Reviewed October 11, 2018

Wonderful facilities for meeting especially when you can visit the room specifically designed for Sherlock Holmes.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Jennifer M
Reviewed October 9, 2018 via mobile

The internet doesn't even work, literally slower than dial up internet from 2006, been like this for hours and the people that work there are so uptight and annoying. Would not recommend.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Celena L
Reviewed October 9, 2018

We hosted a wedding here. The upstairs ballroom/hall is really nice for a wedding ceremony. Elegant and simple and yet sophisticated.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Claudiu R
Reviewed October 9, 2018

I love the Toronto Reference Library. This review will be about the building itself as I did not go there to use the actual library itself, so I know nothing about the quality of the books or service. What I do know, is that the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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