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Toronto Public Library

789 Yonge St., Toronto, Ontario, Canada
+1 416-393-7000
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Reason for my professional success

This architectural gem is a gathering place for students and others who want to do reference work... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
CrazyCanuck2011
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Toronto, Canada
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Probably most travelers won't visit a library while in a foreign city but if that is your thing... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
porterjames2
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Round Rock, Texas
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This beautiful building contains a dramatic interior complete with pool and waterfall.
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good25%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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789 Yonge St., Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Midtown
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+1 416-393-7000
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This architectural gem is a gathering place for students and others who want to do reference work, read newspapers and magazines, get information from dozens of knowledgeable librarians,use wi-fi or just enjoy the tranquility of the place. Two friends and I would meet at TPL...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Probably most travelers won't visit a library while in a foreign city but if that is your thing this is a great experience. This is free of charge with several security officers at the entrance. Even though there were street people that were allowed to...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Toronto Reference Library is a place I have always wanted to visit, and I finally made it. The Library is a large imposing structure on the east side of Yonge Street a few blocks north of Bloor Street. It so happened that I my...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is massive! When I was there, there was a comic book convention going on, so there were hundreds of people there.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you like archtiecture, this is your place. Also, if you like books :) It's beautifully layed out, with lots of interesting colors and lightning. You'll need a permisson to take photos, but you can say it's for personal use only and they will let...More

Thank Nadine R
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Reviewed 14 May 2018

I was delighted to discover the Toronto Reference Library and the Arthur Conan Doyle Reading Room on my recent trip. The Conan Doyle collection was outstanding, and the curator was very sweet and helpful, and great to chat too about our collective interested in Sherlock...More

Thank melaniebT1493KC
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Reviewed 30 April 2018

What a way to spend a rainy day. Books, magazines, events for children and adults. Lots of options, internet, researching, reading, taking books, cds, dvds home. I go to the various locations monthly and also order books, etc, online that get delivered to your library...More

Thank anapauladacosta22
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Reviewed 24 April 2018

It's a must if in Toronto. I love this place. They are friendly. You should take 3 hours there. Enjoy!

Thank Vivian A
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Reviewed 19 April 2018

I needed a place with wi-fi connection to work whilst my daughter was at work at the University. She suggested the library as it was within easy walking distance, I found the library warm and welcoming and plenty of areas to work. I was able...More

Thank Susan M
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Reviewed 11 April 2018

We went to the library just to see the architectural aspect of it, and were quite astonished. One of a kind multi-level building with multiple stairs and nice colors. Very worth visiting.

Thank Igor I
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No, There is street parking which is paid and you will get a ticket of at least $30 if do not comply.
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