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Toronto Public Library

789 Yonge St., Toronto, Ontario, Canada
+1 416-393-7000
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One of the great libraries of the world (top 50 anyways)

I've been going here for decades and the picture reference is invaluable. The architecture verges... read more

Reviewed 5 September 2017
Colin F
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Toronto, Canada
A beautiful library!

The architecture of this building is spectacular, especially with the many layers of stairs. A... read more

Reviewed 2 September 2017
01BriLee72
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This beautiful building contains a dramatic interior complete with pool and waterfall.
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  • Very good25%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
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789 Yonge St., Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Midtown
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+1 416-393-7000
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Reviewed 5 September 2017

I've been going here for decades and the picture reference is invaluable. The architecture verges on 1984 brutalism, but the collections are extensive and some of the rare collections are exceptional. Maybe not in the top ten worldwide but maybe #20 or 30 or so....More

Thank Colin F
Reviewed 2 September 2017

The architecture of this building is spectacular, especially with the many layers of stairs. A popular site for an Insta shot, and an endless supply of books if you're into that sort of thing! ;)

Thank 01BriLee72
Reviewed 1 September 2017

Lots of space and of course a book on just about any subject. Located close to the subway and the trendy Yonge/Bloor street area.

Thank 55Traveller55714
Reviewed 29 August 2017

We could have gotten lost in the aisles and secret reading places of this abundantly welcoming space, let alone between the pages of our favourite books! There is not a library we do not enjoy, and this one has to be one of our all-time...More

Thank Beth T
Reviewed 18 August 2017

Toronto Public Library is one of the world's busiest urban public library systems, with 100 branches across the city and over 10 million books, movies, and other items to borrow.

1  Thank Andrenalini
Reviewed 16 August 2017

This building is a great example of architecture done right. While the space may feel overwhelming at first, it definitely offers a massive serenity with a huge collection of books.

Thank Kunal C
Reviewed 10 August 2017

Toronto boasts one of the world's most active public library systems, with impressive stats on branches per capita, etc. Toronto Public Library's main Reference facility, located near Yorkville and the Yonge/Bloor subway hub, is housed in a timeless, tranquil building designed by Raymond Moriyama. This...More

1  Thank YYZYYZ
Reviewed 9 August 2017

they have old mail order catalogs old newspapers picture files 1000 of books the internet a coffie bar and more

Thank donald274
Reviewed 5 August 2017

I attended a networking event that was hosted at the library and its a lot larger than it looks in both images and from the outside - a great place to unwind with a good book, work on your laptop and even access the internet...More

Thank farah2245
Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

I stopped off here based on reviews and am glad I did. I love the architecture, it feels retro and futuristic at the same time. Also a great place to come if you need space to work and a calm atmosphere.

Thank SDRJvoy
Nearby
Midtown
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
...More
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