Toronto Public Library, Toronto

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  • Address: 789 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M4W 2G8, Canada
  • Timings: 09:00 am - 08:30 pm Details
  • Phone: +1-4163955577
  • Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Library, Family And Kids
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About Toronto Public Library, Toronto

The five story building with its airy and curving atrium and lots of natural lighting was inspired by the hanging gardens of Babylon. It’s highlights include bibliophilic treasures such as the Arthur Conan Doyle Collection, the Genealogy and Local History Collection, a huge collection of historical maps, and an art room. It is part of the Toronto Public Library network. Also, visit the popular attractions in the city by following Toronto Itinerary 7 Days.

Toronto Public Library Information

  • Check the library website for upcoming events.
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Disabled accessible

How To reach Toronto Public Library by Public Transport

  • Subway Line 1 and 2 stop Bloor-Yonge Station.
  • Buses 97, 320, 300 stop Yonge St at Bloor.
  • Bus 6 stop Yorkville Ave at Yonge St West Side.

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Things to Know Before Visiting Toronto Public Library

  • 56.37% of people who visit Toronto include Toronto Public Library in their plan

  • 41.16% of people plan their visit to Toronto Public Library between 1 PM - 2 PM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr to see Toronto Public Library

Monday, Wednesday and Friday

86.06% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Toronto Public Library

People normally club together Bata Shoe Museum and Art Gallery Of Ontario Or A G O while planning their visit to Toronto Public Library.

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Toronto Public Library, Toronto Reviews

  • Designed by architect Raymond Moriyama, the Toronto Reference Library is a place to see, just for the building alone. This location has so much to offer: The Toronto Star Reading Room in the basement is the place where you can view past newspapers on microfilm. You can book a glass "pod" for private meetings. There are many quiet study areas. Numerous classes and talks are offered. And of course, there is a coffee shop and bookstore on the main floor. Staff are friendly and helpful!

  • What a beautiful library! Came by to use the practice room on the 5th floor. There are two piano rooms, one however doesn’t have a functional pedal. It’s a first come first serve, no booking in advance. You get the room for 30 minutes and if no one needs the room after you, you get to use the room longer. The elevator that takes you up also gives you a great view of the library !

  • Such a beautiful library. By far one of my favourite places in Toronto. It’s ample open centre really complements the crowded shelves around it. I love the sound of the water next to the staircase and the futuristic elevators! Always a good place to read, work or study. The only thing I wish is they stayed open a bit later!

  • Not a disability friendly branch. Several staff consistently quite rude and not at all friendly to customers. Have a disability? Do not expect the automatic doors to be in good working condition. Who designed this branch? Numerous stairs leading to benches. How are disabled patrons supposed to access seating before library doors open? Security guards, most of them are lazy and rude and discriminatory. For example: one female guard ( looks like she never washes her hair) tells persons with disabilities they cant sit on a bench on floor level before the library opens. Very surprised that Toronto Reference Library employs these type of security guards.

  • Cool building. The staff were very busy when I was there but on subsequent visits it has been pleasurable. Also, if you just are walking by and need a washroom, this is a good place. On the main floor. Straight in---straight out.

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