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Toronto Public Library

789 Yonge St., Toronto, Ontario, Canada
+1 416-393-7000
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Terrific Facility

I'm a professional researcher and I have been few places as nice as the main library. Most... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Toronto, Canada
An oasis of calm in the midst of busy downtown

The Toronto Reference library is an architectural icon in the city and a good place to go to relax... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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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
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Reviewed yesterday

I'm a professional researcher and I have been few places as nice as the main library. Most libraries really are pretty much the same, but the level of service for these folks is off the charts. The aesthetics of the building are wonderful-modern, pleasing to...More

Thank mererobin
Reviewed 6 days ago

The Toronto Reference library is an architectural icon in the city and a good place to go to relax in the midst of busy urban chaos. The library was designed by Moriyama Teshima and is well worth a visit. The new gallery space hosts interesting...More

Thank 355zaibam
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are some interesting stories about this library, at least one of them quite tragic. I'll not go in to detail as I just want you to appreciate it. The librarians are very helpful and there is lots of space to study. Just keep the...More

Thank poetreekicks
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What an amazing building! Beautiful! And obviously very popular with the locals. But be careful: a patron right behind me had their bag stolen!! Lots of security present, but still it happened. Big city wow, with big city problems...

Thank britt77
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to the Toronto Public library to go to a chocolate festival, which was expensive to get into, but quite fun. We didn't spend much time in the library beyond that, but if you were in town and needed to study/work, it most likely...More

Thank TheTeacher M
Reviewed 15 October 2017

We were amazed by the size of this public library and the sophisticated computer system for public use. Should be a model for every large city.

Thank paneb
Reviewed 14 October 2017

We dropped by the library on the way to Casa Loma. Great design inside, sixties looking. Good for a flying visit or a rest.

Thank Mcwulla
Reviewed 14 October 2017

Great public library with nice facilities and environment. Tend to get a bit crowed for studying, doesn't recommend as a tourism location, as there is nothing for tourists to do.

Thank Ziqi L
Reviewed 3 October 2017

This library is not massive, but it has it all, from coffee to books, of course. It has internet services for new comers too. The location is good, close to almost everything in DT Toronto. The staff is super friendly.

Thank mabrondani
Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

A truly impressive public library with terrific architecture as well as amazing resources & layout. Wish we had more time to really utilise the collection!

Thank terrygowest
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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