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What are the regulations related to starting a new business in Canada? Are there government assistance programs to help me get started? If you are asking these questions, don't worry there is a place to get answers! Attend the free one-day Immigrant Business Expo on November 18 to get all... Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2017 at New to Canada
Hi Archana, Thanks! Hope you had a chance to check out the branch!
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According to a 2014 study called Preceived life stress, 23 percent of Canadians report high levels of stress in their daily lives. Stress is caused by many factors, including workplace, family or health. This can be especially true for newcomers as they try to adapt to a new country and... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2017 at New to Canada
Kem Cho everyone! Did you know that according to the 2011 Census 28, 240 people in Toronto speak Gujarati, one of the many languages spoken in India? Here at the library, we have 12 different branches that house Gujarati materials for those speakers. The collection size and selection varies between... Continue reading
Posted Dec 28, 2016 at New to Canada
I remember the first day of school like it happened yesterday. My mom waving and smiling as I walked through the doors. Me with my hands clenching the lunch box tightly, while thinking how afraid I was of this strange place. I didn't know anyone and I couldn't understand what... Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2016 at New to Canada
Hi J, You can access the schedule by clicking on the words "Portuguese Week" in the blog. I'm also attaching website address here: Enjoy Portugual Week!
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Olá! Did you know that 113,000 people in Toronto speak Portuguese according to the 2006 Census? If you didn't know, don't worry! Just visit any one of our eight branches to find Portuguese materials to help accelerate your knowledge of Portuguese language and culture! From books, magazines, music to the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2016 at New to Canada
Are you looking to get the latest copy of Weekly akhar-e-jehan Karachi or Khawateen? Or maybe you want to settle down for a good read from Ibne Safi? Visit one of the 17 branches listed below, which carry Urdu materials including books, CDs, DVDs and magazines. Library Branches with Urdu... Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2016 at New to Canada
Dark, gloomy and cold. These are some of the words used to describe winter in Toronto. But it doesn't have to be gloomy even if it's cold! Why not take advantage of the cold weather to do some fun outdoor activities? Every winter, I look forward to one of my... Continue reading
Posted Dec 21, 2015 at New to Canada
Deutsch anyone? If you read or speak German, then this is the place for you! There are four branches with German collections for you to find your next great read! Visit Toronto Reference Library, North York Central Library, Don Mills and Runnymede for a selection of adult and children's materials.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2015 at New to Canada
You may have noticed the list of "100 Reasons to Check out the TPL" on our website. But if you haven’t, take a look and see what TPL has to offer, especially reason 63! Did you know that we offer materials in over 40 languages? That’s like having the Italian... Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2015 at New to Canada
Join Toronto Public Library as we partner with the Roma Community Centre at the Opre Roma – Rise up Roma Festival in this week-long celebration featuring Romani arts, musical performances by the Robi Botos Trio and meeting with well-known author Hedina Sijercic. The Library will also be hosting storytelling programs... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2015 at New to Canada
(By Brendon with contributions from Chantel) During the Chinese Lunar New Year, many people give and receive “lucky money” in a red pocket. If you read or speak any of the Chinese languages or dialects, your library card is also “lucky” because it gives you access to a world of... Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2015 at New to Canada
Each year, many people immigrant to Canada to start a new life. According to Statistics Canada, in 2011 6.8 million people were born outside of Canada about 20.6%. With Canada’s current immigration system attracting highly educated and skilled professionals, many individuals who decide to settle in Ontario will want to... Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2014 at New to Canada
Every year I try to travel to a different country, preferably in a different continent. I love seeing and experiencing the diverse culture, music and customs of people from around the world. But when I can’t travel, I look for something close to home. A multicultural city like Toronto has... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2014 at New to Canada
Canada’s 147th birthday is fast approaching. July 1st is the day to celebrate our history, common values and achievements and what is it to be Canadian. But there is more to celebrate being Canadian than just that one day! Did you know that the eleven days from June 21st to... Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2014 at New to Canada
Recently, I met up with a friend who told me of her recent ‘rediscover’ Toronto vacation. I was wondering to myself – what was there to discover? She lived here all her life! CN Tower, Centre Island, she has seen it all. By joining local heritage tours, she rediscovered her... Continue reading
Posted Nov 18, 2011 at North York Central Library Blog
I’ve always enjoyed looking at family photos – remembering the surprise birthday party or the amazing summer vacation in Europe. With today’s technology, recording the dates, people and events are made easy by a click of a button. But what about those old faded family photos you found while cleaning... Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2011 at North York Central Library Blog
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