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Toronto Public Library

Open Now: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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BEAUTIFUL LIBRARY WITH MANY RARE BOOKS

This library has a beautiful interior and extensive collections with works that are hard to find... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
RFReid
Great library

Amazing library with literally unlimited books. Love the staff here always there to lend a hand... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
LindaCrawfordd
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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 2 weeks ago

For visitors to the City not really much to do here. Much better to go else where in the city. If you live here and want to go study or get work done a good spot

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This library has a beautiful interior and extensive collections with works that are hard to find anywhere else. Plus there's a Sherlock Holmes room devoted to an Arthur Conan Doyle collection! Even if you don't want to take anything out it's worth visiting.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank RFReid
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Amazing library with literally unlimited books. Love the staff here always there to lend a hand. 10/10

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank LindaCrawfordd
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've been a member of the Toronto Public Library system for year. The Toronto Reference Library is my branch. I'm constantly amazed at the books I've requested for loan that are in the system, even many that have just been released. Now there may be...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed February 12, 2019

I saw Kate Mulgrew on her book tour and I was very impressed at the venue. The space is large enough for a large number of people to still enjoy an intimate experience. There is SO MUCH happening at the library; if something/one catches your...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank MarthaWatt
Reviewed February 11, 2019

Go for the stunning architecture and be sure to snap some photos, stay for the beautiful collection of rare works

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed February 7, 2019

If there are 539 excellent and very good reviews and less than 20 negatives, who are you going to believe?

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed February 5, 2019

But invest some money on the outside. Yonge/Bloor is changing and the architecture is so awful and depressing for an area seeing so much happening.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Spencertraveller
Reviewed January 23, 2019

During the colder months, I would hide out here for an hour or two. It's a great place to read or do work and even just admire the layout of the library

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank chloecarys
Reviewed January 22, 2019

The staff have always been very helpful and polite. At the larger libraries never a problem getting a computer. Municipal money well spent.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank John M
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