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Dara Renton
Toronto Public Library is one of the world's busiest urban public library systems. Every year, 19 million people visit our branches in neighbourhoods across the city and borrow 32 million items. To learn more about Toronto Public Library, visit our website at torontopubliclibrary.ca or call Answerline at 416-393-7131. To get the most current updates on what's happening at the library, follow us on Twitter @torontolibrary
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Thousands were in attendance when the Metropolitan Toronto Library Board officially opened its new library at 8 pm on Wednesday November 2, 1977. The event was the culmination of nearly a decade of planning, re-planning and political wrangling about the building and its location, and two months of delays to... Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2017 at Toronto Reference Library Blog
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Toronto Reference Library is bordered by Asquith Avenue on its south facade; its property there starts at Yonge Street and extends east to Sherlock Holmes Walk, about a half block west of Park Road. All of the buildings shown below once stood on the north side of Asquith Avenue on... Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2017 at Toronto Reference Library Blog
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The Toronto Reference Library is located on the east side of Yonge Street between Asquith Avenue and Collier Street. Shown here are some of the buildings on Yonge Street that stood on or opposite this block during the 100 years or so before the library opened on November 2, 1977.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2017 at Toronto Reference Library Blog