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Toronto Public Library

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789 Yonge St., Toronto, Ontario, Canada
+1 416-393-7000
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The best place to do research

Huge reference library - lots of room to settle in for uninterrupted research. Easy to get to by... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
East York
Amazing building and all them books :)

!st at school...then visiting for pleasure of the books and a good stroll too. My sons favorite... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Toronto, Canada
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This beautiful building contains a dramatic interior complete with pool and waterfall.
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  • Very good25%
  • Average2%
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789 Yonge St., Toronto, Ontario, Canada
+1 416-393-7000
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Huge reference library - lots of room to settle in for uninterrupted research. Easy to get to by transit.

Thank travelrobin61
Reviewed 2 days ago

!st at school...then visiting for pleasure of the books and a good stroll too. My sons favorite place to spend a rainy day.

Thank skaszab2016
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was told you didn't have to pay to take the books from the library so it was a surprise to me when I tried to leave the library with books I wanted to read and I was stopped by a security guard. It was...More

Thank P K
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just a short visit to this library and you will be in awe. It is lovely, well kept and so so so many books!!

Thank Norma M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Head up to the top level's special collection section and visit the Sherlock Holmes room. It's quite fun if you are into that sort of thing. It is made up to look like the office of the famous detective and houses an odds and ends...More

Thank watchsmart
Reviewed 15 June 2017

This is Toronto's Reference Library. You should go and see it just for the architecture, even if you hate books. It's a beautiful building. They host all sorts of events like the Toronto Comic Arts Festival. Staff is friendly and helpful.

Thank malusmalum
Reviewed 15 June 2017

I had a house guest from Brazil who kept ending her day at the Toronto Public Library. She loved it there now I see why. There is something about every subject and the Staff very helpful. There must have been someone from every country there...More

1  Thank edithann2015
Reviewed 7 June 2017

Although I was traveling, I needed to get some work done and didnt want to sit down in a cafe somewhere. A friend had recommended this library to me, and I have to say it is absolutely great. First off, it is a public library....More

2  Thank Sarrah K
Reviewed 5 June 2017

The size of the place and the variety of content is stagering. Five floors of information available to pretty much anyone. The building itself is old but really nice and the view from the top is pretty awesome. I love all the private areas including...More

1  Thank Andy B
Reviewed 4 June 2017

Great place to spend the afternoon browsing around and walking through the number of aisles of books. Was a great afternoon.

Thank BusinessTrvlr970
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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