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All Toronto Public Library branches will be closed on Monday, September 1 for Labour Day.

Yorkville

22 Yorkville Avenue, Toronto, ON
M4W 1L4

416-393-7660

Branch Hours
Day Opening Time Closing Time
Monday 9:00 a.m. 8:30 p.m.
Tuesday 9:00 a.m. 8:30 p.m.
Wednesday 9:00 a.m. 8:30 p.m.
Thursday 9:00 a.m. 8:30 p.m.
Friday 9:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m.
Saturday 9:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m.
Sunday Closed

Directions


Closest major intersection Yonge Street and Bloor Street. Located west of Yonge Street; 2 blocks north of Bloor Street, east of Bay Street, north side on Yorkville Ave.

Public Transit


Bloor-Yonge subway station or Bay subway station walk north to Yorkville Ave.

Parking


Paid - Parking lots in vicinity of library.


Map


Map to library branch

Features


General Features

Equipment for persons with disabilities

  • Computer(s) with screen magnification software (Zoomtext)
  • Large print keyboard
  • Magnifiers (hand held or stand)

Technology

Collections

Language

  • Large collection in French

Branch History


Year Details
1884 TPL opens first branch, Northern, 18 February. Located in rented rooms in St. Paul's Hall (formerly Yorkville Town Hall) Yonge Street, west side, opposite Collier Street.
1903 Carnegie Corporation of New York granted $350,000 to TPL for a new central library and 3 branch buildings. Toronto's Carnegie Libraries - Yorkville
1904 Site acquired, north side of Yorkville Avenue near Yonge Street.
1907 Northern Branch closed 1 June. Relocated to Yorkville Branch, opened 13 June. Robert McCallum, City Architect.
1973 Listed on Toronto Historical Board's Inventory of Heritage Properties, adopted by City Council, 20 June.
1978 Renovation by Barton Myers Associates.
1991 Closed for carpet replacement and minor improvements on 18 November to 31 December.
1994 Hours reduced from 60.5 to 53 per week starting 24 May.
2007 Yorkville celebrates its 100th anniversary with celebrations that include the presentation of an historical plaque by Heritage Toronto, in partnership with Toronto Public Library, 16 June. Plaque text (PDF)
2009 Closed for branch revitalization and Express Checkout installation on 12 December.
2010 reopened 21 January. G. Bruce Stratton Architects Inc. New hours in January. Hours increased from 53 to 62 per week.

Branch History


1884: TPL opens first branch, Northern, 18 February. Located in rented rooms in St. Paul's Hall (formerly Yorkville Town Hall) Yonge Street, west side, opposite Collier Street.

1903: Carnegie Corporation of New York granted $350,000 to TPL for a new central library and 3 branch buildings. Toronto's Carnegie Libraries - Yorkville

1904: Site acquired, north side of Yorkville Avenue near Yonge Street.

1907: Northern Branch closed 1 June. Relocated to Yorkville Branch, opened 13 June. Robert McCallum, City Architect.

1973: Listed on Toronto Historical Board's Inventory of Heritage Properties, adopted by City Council, 20 June.

1978: Renovation by Barton Myers Associates.

1991: Closed for carpet replacement and minor improvements on 18 November to 31 December.

1994: Hours reduced from 60.5 to 53 per week starting 24 May.

2007: Yorkville celebrates its 100th anniversary with celebrations that include the presentation of an historical plaque by Heritage Toronto, in partnership with Toronto Public Library, 16 June. Plaque text (PDF)

2009: Closed for branch revitalization and Express Checkout installation on 12 December.

2010: reopened 21 January. G. Bruce Stratton Architects Inc. New hours in January. Hours increased from 53 to 62 per week.



Upcoming Events

Mon, Sep 22 - 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Wed, Oct 08 - 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Regular Programs

Thu, Sep 25 - 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Tue, Sep 30 - 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

All Branch Programs & Events