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Toronto Public Library

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Address: 789 Yonge St., Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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+1 416-393-7000
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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 service !!!

this system is very good and needs to be supported !! they keep up with technology and offer great services for free !!

Reviewed 16 December 2015
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Toronto, Canada
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Toronto, Canada
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130 reviews
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Reviewed 16 December 2015

this system is very good and needs to be supported !! they keep up with technology and offer great services for free !!

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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 15 December 2015

If you can't find it, it's here. Thorough and huge selection make it plausible to find and research any topic.

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2015

Such a pretty building, fun to walk through. Gorgeous, interesting architecture. Enjoyed my afternoon

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2015

Beautiful modern library very big and spacious. Free wifi and plenty of places to read a book or study.

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Thank Zhra789
Ottawa, Canada
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2015 via mobile

Libraries bigger than other public libraries in other cities, offer free wifi to everyone, great collection of books and movies,lot of public computers!

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Paris, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2015

This library, renovated about 2 years ago is a fantastic source of any type of information you need. It is primary a reference library and so it is always filled with students doing their homework there. There are plenty of computers for everyone to use and of course WIFI helps all those with a pc or tablet. We take out... More 

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Thank Jansje S
Burlington, Canada
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Reviewed 1 November 2015

I have used the Toronto Reference Library on numerous occasions over the years, even though it is located a long way away from where I live. It has a mammoth collection of research material covering not only Toronto but other areas of the province and beyond. Staff is helpful, elevators available and lots of quiet nooks to curl up and... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2015

This library has enormous resources and very helpful staff. I have been there frequently to watch various authors read from their books and there have been some excellent interviews with them. Highly recommended

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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 26 October 2015

Huge reference library at Yonge and Bloor. Good place to stop, chill and research a subject of interest.

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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 18 October 2015

Time for an upgrade. Perhaps the city of toronto can use their high end tax dollars to put some much needed upgrades to this 60's building.

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