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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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Excellent facility to drop in and work.

I needed a place with wi-fi connection to work whilst my daughter was at work at the University... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Susan M
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
Stairs!

We went to the library just to see the architectural aspect of it, and were quite astonished. One... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Igor I
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Richmond Hill, Canada
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This beautiful building contains a dramatic interior complete with pool and waterfall.
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good25%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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789 Yonge St., Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Midtown
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+1 416-393-7000
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"great place to study"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I needed a place with wi-fi connection to work whilst my daughter was at work at the University. She suggested the library as it was within easy walking distance, I found the library warm and welcoming and plenty of areas to work. I was able...More

Thank Susan M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to the library just to see the architectural aspect of it, and were quite astonished. One of a kind multi-level building with multiple stairs and nice colors. Very worth visiting.

Thank Igor I
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Library is a great place for locals since has a very wide variety of books, I would like to read them all. however, it doesn't have any other attraction.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The staff will literally do your homework if you need them to. Photo library is unbelievable. Top drawer staff.

1  Thank susanpdoherty
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Slightly West of downtown. Beautiful place to wander in out of the cold and enjoy some quiet time. I spent upwards of an hour taking photos and just browsing the building. Contemporary but comfortable. The water features on the lowest floor were pleasing. Give it...More

1  Thank Anywhere_on_the_road
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I came here to the Toronto Reference Library Branch on a Saturday late afternoon to relax a bit while exploring Toronto. I went to the top floor to check out the Arthur Doyle collection and Sherlock Holmes room, which was nice. I was able to...More

Thank AKAshon
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

I really enjoy coming to the Reference Library just to browse or occasionally to study. Raymond Moriyama's architecture is quite beautiful, and sitting on one of the top floors and looking out over the surrounding city and distant trees is a treat. However, it often...More

Thank Bronwyn C
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Reviewed 23 February 2018

Very helpful librarians especially. The City Directories and Archives are amazing. The staff and setup of this library are also amazing.

1  Thank Paula J
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Reviewed 20 February 2018

This is the prime piece of real estate in the downtown core of Toronto on Yonge, for the inner city kids, they did not realise how lucky they are, we have to go there for some books that's not available in most local libraries, the...More

2  Thank oc8892016
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Reviewed 11 February 2018

It has a place where you can just sit and read all afternoon, it is so beautiful inside to just tour this library. I love this place also have a café spot where you can enjoy drink, sandwiches.. I would recmend anyone that has kids...More

1  Thank mrgrtmacdonald
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muhaddissa
8 March 2018|
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Response from Zohreh S | Reviewed this property |
No, There is street parking which is paid and you will get a ticket of at least $30 if do not comply.
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