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Toronto Public Library

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Address: 789 Yonge St., Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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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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Great place to study

This is my favourite place to study. It's such a neat building and very well maintained. It's easy to get distracted sometimes staring at the architecture.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed August 31, 2015
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Toronto, Canada
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Toronto, Canada
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28 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2015

This is my favourite place to study. It's such a neat building and very well maintained. It's easy to get distracted sometimes staring at the architecture.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2015

This is a library that has almost more branches than books - 99, at last count. And it lacks some of the most basic works of Canadian history. Bricks are more important than books in Toronto.

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New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2015

After seeing photos of the library's interior, I knew that this would be a place to see. Notable are the photo files on the 5th floor and the Arthur Conan Doyle special collection also on the 5th floor. We were able to find reasonably priced street parking nearby.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2015

I have used this library to read and write on several occasions. It's conveniently located at Yonge and Bloor and has free wifi. The washrooms are also very clean, which is a huge plus.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2015

Beatiful. Excelent place to all people. I went to study English. There is a coffe shop and the Library is in downtown.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2015

Just a word of thanks to the staff at the Toronto Public Library for their help for computer technical help and free WIFI services at a wonderful downtown library.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2015

All branches totally accessible. Great experience for the whole family. No costs to visit. Branches throughout the city!.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2015

Staff are always extra helpful. I use the hold feature a lot - so I have access to books throughout the whole system, delivered to my local branch.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2015

I love that there are a dozen back issues and current issues of several magazine titles, and that anyone can walk in and use the computer for at least 15 minutes. The library is on the small side but it looks like there are several things on offer.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2015 via mobile

I'm new to the city and already getting ready for the exams! For those who like a quite place for studying i highly recommend this lib, although it closes early for those who would like late night studying like me.

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