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Toronto Public Library

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Another must do for locals

If you like like libraries, this is a must do. The reference section is world class. The overall... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Toronto, Canada
A Nice Library

This library is very big, having lots of books of my interest. Calmn & have a good location. I... 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
+1 416-393-7000
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed May 6, 2017

I came here just to photograph the inside - it's very cool looking! I tend to visit cool looking libraries when on vacation. This one did not disappoint. One note, I walked in a took a picture and the security guard came over and told...More

3  Thank Karen C
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed September 17, 2013

While it is helpful having a library such as this in Toronto, this is not an attraction. There is little unique about it and the architecture is nothing special. It is unfortunate that it takes up such a prime piece of Toronto Real Estate. There...More

2  Thank JaymieB
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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

Thank Angela T
Reviewed October 11, 2018

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

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.

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.

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

Thank TylerS30
Reviewed October 4, 2018

This library does not look like much on the outside, but it is a spectacular building on the inside with a large open space and lots of research areas. We have a nice new library in Halifax and I was surprised how similar the design...More

Thank Art H
Reviewed October 2, 2018

I'm impressed with this library. It is huge! A very friendly crew and every time that I needed, they were always ready to help me out.

Thank Jesuá S
Reviewed October 2, 2018

Modern architecture exterior looking. amazing interior space design. concrete stair and mezzanine design are excellent . Quiet public reading area. Convenient coffee shop downstairs.

Thank ninggu5
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Midtown is a dynamic part of Toronto with some of its
most stylish high-rise residences and heritage
buildings. The area sees busy shoppers with bag-laden
arms balancing lattes in paper cups as they travel
from one luxury brand to the next, taking advantage of
the proximity of high-end shops. The reflecting pools,
jogging trails, and nature treks of the Rosehill
Revision are always a hub of outdoor activity, and
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No, There is street parking which is paid and you will get a ticket of at least $30 if do not comply.