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Toronto Public Library

789 Yonge St., Toronto, Ontario, Canada
+1 416-393-7000
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An amazing library very modern in outlook

We were amazed by the size of this public library and the sophisticated computer system for public... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Redwood City, California
A quick stop to admire the design

We dropped by the library on the way to Casa Loma. Great design inside, sixties looking. Good for a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 15 September 2017

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 10 September 2017

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

Thank Indra S
Reviewed 4 September 2017

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 1 September 2017

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
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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