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Toronto Public Library

789 Yonge St., Toronto, Ontario, Canada
+1 416-393-7000
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I'm a librarian assistant myself and I love to visit public libraries whenever I'm on vacation... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Anja H
Karlsruhe, Germany
You can practice piano and have a meeting and all for free!

Do just more than reading books here! there are lots of events happening. I usually only have time... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Zohreh S
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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
+1 416-393-7000
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I'm a librarian assistant myself and I love to visit public libraries whenever I'm on vacation. The Toronto Public Library is a very nice place. Good mixture of new and old and it was obvious that the customers felt comfortable here. They have great soundproofed...More

Thank Anja H
Reviewed 6 days ago

Do just more than reading books here! there are lots of events happening. I usually only have time to pick up books and return or collect a free pass to attractions (if you are a library member) but I have been to this place a...More

Thank Zohreh S
Reviewed 1 week ago

You can consult with any librarian and they will help you plan your trip of any destination, very helpful.

Thank Indra S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 5 weeks ago

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
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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