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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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Worth a quick visit, if only to see the architecture.

If you are in the Yonge and Bloor area, be sure to drop in to the Toronto Reference Library. It... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Neil D
Beautiful library

Though I was only in Toronto for four days, I stopped by this place to check out the beautiful... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Sara M
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This beautiful building contains a dramatic interior complete with pool and waterfall.
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good25%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
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789 Yonge St., Toronto, Ontario, Canada
+1 416-393-7000
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are in the Yonge and Bloor area, be sure to drop in to the Toronto Reference Library. It looks like an unfinished brick pyramid from the outside, which may not seem too appealing, but once you go inside and walk past the fountain,...More

Thank Neil D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Though I was only in Toronto for four days, I stopped by this place to check out the beautiful interior and was really glad I visited! It's a little out of the way, but definitely worth a stop if you want to spend a few...More

Thank Sara M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You can study in quiet space or bring your friends and study on a big table or access computers or just relax. There are many books, some TV. I like so much.

Thank Michele P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Toronto public library is a nice quiet place too find any book you need or video's or cd's . A great place too use the free internet or just too study . The environment is for all ages and lots going on keep posted...More

Thank teresaaO8045DV
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I'm a professional researcher and I have been few places as nice as the main library. Most libraries really are pretty much the same, but the level of service for these folks is off the charts. The aesthetics of the building are wonderful-modern, pleasing to...More

Thank mererobin
Reviewed 7 December 2017

The Toronto Reference library is an architectural icon in the city and a good place to go to relax in the midst of busy urban chaos. The library was designed by Moriyama Teshima and is well worth a visit. The new gallery space hosts interesting...More

Thank 355zaibam
Reviewed 22 November 2017

There are some interesting stories about this library, at least one of them quite tragic. I'll not go in to detail as I just want you to appreciate it. The librarians are very helpful and there is lots of space to study. Just keep the...More

Thank poetreekicks
Reviewed 14 November 2017 via mobile

What an amazing building! Beautiful! And obviously very popular with the locals. But be careful: a patron right behind me had their bag stolen!! Lots of security present, but still it happened. Big city wow, with big city problems...

Thank britt77
Reviewed 9 November 2017

We went to the Toronto Public library to go to a chocolate festival, which was expensive to get into, but quite fun. We didn't spend much time in the library beyond that, but if you were in town and needed to study/work, it most likely...More

Thank TheTeacher M
Reviewed 14 October 2017

We were amazed by the size of this public library and the sophisticated computer system for public use. Should be a model for every large city.

Thank paneb
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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