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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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Libraries in Toronto are some of the best in the world

I was there yesterday for a lecture by one of Canadian writerS. There have a series of talks often... read more

Reviewed 25 March 2016
Tom-2009
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Toronto, Canada
Impressive building

Impressive building, very visual as all the levels are prominent, and the massiveness of the... read more

Reviewed 24 March 2016
Nectarinii
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Toronto, 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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Reviewed 25 March 2016

I was there yesterday for a lecture by one of Canadian writerS. There have a series of talks often. The library is quite spectacular. I remember when it opened on Yonge Street and it still look great. It is a good place to escape the...More

Thank Tom-2009
Reviewed 24 March 2016

Impressive building, very visual as all the levels are prominent, and the massiveness of the collection and resources is visible. Great wifi connection and perfect to study.

Thank Nectarinii
Reviewed 18 March 2016

This Toronto Public Library is huge! To be honest, I don't even know how many floors this place have. It`s very cozy and quiet, excellent for studying, reading, working or just hanging out if you like this kind of places. They have free wifi and...More

Thank Leonardo B
Reviewed 15 March 2016

Great place to sit in peace and quiet to take advantage of free WiFi. Unfortunately Canadian non-residents aren't allowed to join the library but it's still no problem to come in and use the place.

Thank AlistairRiddell
Reviewed 12 March 2016

The Reference Library has something for everyone to use and enjoy. Apart from the obvious there is a range of speakers and events that are free to the public. It is central to downtown Toronto and accessible by public transportation.

Thank jstarr2016
Reviewed 29 February 2016 via mobile

It was really nice visiting this library. Cozy and very neat. I liked the gallery in first floor, too and also the view from the top floor. You can borrows various kinds of books and DVDs from this library.

Thank giftj1221
Reviewed 26 February 2016

Besides the usual reference material and numerous computers, check the gallery near the entrance which usually has an interesting exhibit as well as the Book Ends store selling used books, mostly for $1.

Thank Errol P
Reviewed 19 February 2016

My wife & kids visited the library while I went to the Hockey Hall of Fame. After hearing about their visit, I wished I had had time to visit the library as well. Great coffee and book/gift shop in a historical building with an amazing...More

Thank KamranNezami
Reviewed 18 February 2016

The old fashioned image of a library full of stacks of books, dower looking librarians and no noise is not reflected in this wonderful building. Instead, there is a lively coffee shop (Balzac's - for those who love good coffee) and gift shop with neat...More

Thank Peter F
Reviewed 10 February 2016

This Toronto Public Library is an ideal place to relax, study, and find information. I love going to this library. This place has everything, children's books, magazines, movies, newspapers from many places and more. The staff is friendly and very helpful. I have spent many...More

Thank leanorab2015
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Midtown is a dynamic part of Toronto with some of its
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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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