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

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Toronto, Canada
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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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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Encamp Parish, Andorra
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Thank Tiago C
Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Toronto Reference Library is in my hood. As well as the Yorkville Library branch around the corner on Yorkville if you like historical buildings. The Reference Library is steps from the subway and Yonge bus line. Before you go, check out the program's the library offers. Many Canadian as well as international authors -- a recent program featured the... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Best library I have ever visited...so diverse. Excellent presentations and classes. My favourite was Diana Gabalson.

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

I have visited the Toronto Library so many years ago that I lost count of it. It's a huge place to find a book for. There are huge collections of books that are neatly piles up together with index number so that it's easy to find a book for the customers or visitors can find it. The place are multi-storied... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The concept of library is fantastic in Toronto and Whole Canada. This is a place for all ages. Huge collection, neat, nice and wash rooms facilities. It is multi story building with different sections. I love the place

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Toronto, Ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Anyone who is literate would have to love this place. It is a haven of learning. It even has some original Conan Doyle manuscripts, and the librarians know their stuff, too.

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