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Toronto Public Library

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Address: 789 Yonge St., Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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+1 416-393-7000
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This beautiful building contains a dramatic interior complete with pool and...

This beautiful building contains a dramatic interior complete with pool and waterfall.

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I really love this library! The staff at this library are very nice and helpful! It's free to get a library card if you live in Toronto. I recommend people to visit this library!

Reviewed 9 January 2016
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11 reviews
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Reviewed 9 January 2016

I really love this library! The staff at this library are very nice and helpful! It's free to get a library card if you live in Toronto. I recommend people to visit this library!

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Fredericton, Canada
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Reviewed 6 January 2016

The Toronto Public Library is a modern structure with 5 floors of books and information, in a variety of modes. The staff at this library are incredibly helpful and friendly, as well.

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Toronto, Canada
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104 reviews
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Reviewed 3 January 2016

While walking through the main reference library I noticed a peculiar machine in one of the main display rooms. It was a 3 D Printer. I was stunned seeing it in public and at the library. I noticed there was a customer printing out one of his ideas on the machine. It was easy. He took a lesson from the... More 

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Bowmanville, Canada
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Reviewed 26 December 2015

I was not only able to find a map I was looking for and a book, I was also able to take a workshop and explore private collections.... all while enjoying the architecture of this location.

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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 25 December 2015

Well organized. comfortable. Easy to find what you are looking for. Great DVD rentals of unusual subject matter also.

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Thank Jackie B
Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 18 December 2015

Good place to relax and read a book...one of my best hangout places...would recommend it to anyone who loves reading!

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Thank Irinl84
Toronto
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Reviewed 18 December 2015 via mobile

Did you know you can get free pass to ROM at the Library. Make sure you get your children a card the fines are less. The fort York library has a great toddler story music time A great place to meet other parents and to get information on what's happening in the city.

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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 16 December 2015

this system is very good and needs to be supported !! they keep up with technology and offer great services for free !!

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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 16 December 2015

If you can't find it, it's here. Thorough and huge selection make it plausible to find and research any topic.

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Reviewed 11 December 2015

Such a pretty building, fun to walk through. Gorgeous, interesting architecture. Enjoyed my afternoon

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