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Toronto Public Library

789 Yonge St., Toronto, Ontario, Canada
+1 416-393-7000
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it is a great library

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

Reviewed 9 August 2017
Dundas, Canada
Spacious and quiet escape

I attended a networking event that was hosted at the library and its a lot larger than it looks in... read more

Reviewed 5 August 2017
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This beautiful building contains a dramatic interior complete with pool and waterfall.
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good25%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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789 Yonge St., Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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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
Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

It was great to see this place and have chance to read few pages while there. It is amazing how huge is this place and the wide-range tools avaliable to do research. A fun fact that the librarian told me is that only 33% of...More

Thank nader p
Reviewed 19 July 2017

Huge reference library - lots of room to settle in for uninterrupted research. Easy to get to by transit.

Thank travelrobin61
Reviewed 19 July 2017

!st at school...then visiting for pleasure of the books and a good stroll too. My sons favorite place to spend a rainy day.

Thank skaszab2016
Reviewed 10 July 2017

I was told you didn't have to pay to take the books from the library so it was a surprise to me when I tried to leave the library with books I wanted to read and I was stopped by a security guard. It was...More

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Reviewed 10 July 2017

Just a short visit to this library and you will be in awe. It is lovely, well kept and so so so many books!!

Thank Norma M
Reviewed 8 July 2017

Head up to the top level's special collection section and visit the Sherlock Holmes room. It's quite fun if you are into that sort of thing. It is made up to look like the office of the famous detective and houses an odds and ends...More

Thank watchsmart
Reviewed 16 June 2017

This is Toronto's Reference Library. You should go and see it just for the architecture, even if you hate books. It's a beautiful building. They host all sorts of events like the Toronto Comic Arts Festival. Staff is friendly and helpful.

Thank malusmalum
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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