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Toronto Public Library

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Address: 789 Yonge St., Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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This beautiful building contains a dramatic interior complete with pool and...

This beautiful building contains a dramatic interior complete with pool and waterfall.

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great reference library

My only complaint is some of the staff in the newspaper room can be a bit unhelpful. Otherwise the new Baldwin Room contains lots of historical documents and the Arthur Coonan... read more

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Markham
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My only complaint is some of the staff in the newspaper room can be a bit unhelpful. Otherwise the new Baldwin Room contains lots of historical documents and the Arthur Coonan Doyle room. In the process of a refurbish, if you can't find what you are looking for here , you won't find it anywhere.

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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

MANY books in many languages, very friendly and helpful staff. My secret tip is free tickets in selected museums and galleries in town. Check out the website and read more info there, it's a great and easy way how to explore the town when you are on a budget.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place to spend a rainy afternoon!!!! I love browsing through their books. Lots of places to sit and read.

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Thank PeterDCanada
Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 18 March 2017

We used to spend our days at the library when we first came to Canada. We would take our own laptops or use one of the library computers to search for jobs all day. It focused our search and the free internet helped. Now I'm a member and the library is well stocked and still a good place to spend... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

Pretty good place to read about almost any subject. Free computers also available with Internet. There are quiet areas to study by yourself and also cubicles which you can book for an hour which are nice to discuss your area of study with your study partner. They also have free screenings of movies and documentaries , free visit to the... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 9 March 2017

Great library with tons of books. You can get almost anything here. Also computers that are accessible. It's a library in the end so can't give it more than 4 stars.

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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 3 March 2017

It's huge, you have access to classes and different events, as well as public computers and a great collection of books. There are also meeting rooms you can book, they come equipped with whiteboard, projector, and well the table and chairs. they close at 8:30 pm

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Thank Ximegoc
Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 3 March 2017

I love reading, so of course I would love going to the public library. It is extremely huge and everyone there is very helpful. they even have workshops on certain days, which I haven't tried yet but may when it is much warmer. I also like the small store attached to it, they have great nicknacks.

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Reviewed 24 February 2017

Fantastic is a small word to express the idea. The place is more than well designed. Comfortable and clean. You must spend there a couple of hours and take a delicious coffee before you leave there.

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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 9 February 2017

The library is a fantastic resource, I have only scratched the surface regarding the items available, never cease to be amazed at what's available

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