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Toronto Public Library

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Address: 789 Yonge St., Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Phone Number: +1 416-393-7000
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Just whenever you wanted a quiet place where there is free high speed wifi, free computer use if you don't have a laptop, a good space where you can do stuff like writing... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 30 July 2016
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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016

Just whenever you wanted a quiet place where there is free high speed wifi, free computer use if you don't have a laptop, a good space where you can do stuff like writing, browsing the net, reading of course, even playing and eating on the provided area or chatting with friends, this place is really cool to hang out the... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

The Toronto Reference Library is in my hood. As well as the Yorkville Library branch around the corner on Yorkville if you like historical buildings. The Reference Library is steps from the subway and Yonge bus line. Before you go, check out the program's the library offers. Many Canadian as well as international authors -- a recent program featured the... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Best library I have ever visited...so diverse. Excellent presentations and classes. My favourite was Diana Gabalson.

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Malton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016

I have visited the Toronto Library so many years ago that I lost count of it. It's a huge place to find a book for. There are huge collections of books that are neatly piles up together with index number so that it's easy to find a book for the customers or visitors can find it. The place are multi-storied... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016

The concept of library is fantastic in Toronto and Whole Canada. This is a place for all ages. Huge collection, neat, nice and wash rooms facilities. It is multi story building with different sections. I love the place

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Toronto, Ontario
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

Anyone who is literate would have to love this place. It is a haven of learning. It even has some original Conan Doyle manuscripts, and the librarians know their stuff, too.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016

I often visit public libraries while on vacation. Very fine CD/LP collection and good selection of magazines.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

I ha e to say this is absolutely beautiful and HUGE. We wandered through and admired. Lots of people studying and some like us just admiring. Proud to have this amazing library in Toronto. It is worth a visit even if you are not taking out a book

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016

Excellent library services in an outstanding architectural setting. A great space for photography possibilities.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016

I think TPL Is one of the best libraries. They are always adding the latest books, looking for ways to support their customers, (e.g ebooks, wifi to go, ets.) I was even prouder to see the "battle of libraries" last year when the 'blue jays were on the play off.. Keep using your library people!

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