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York Woods

1785 Finch Avenue West, Toronto, ON
M3N 1M6

416-395-5980

*Sunday hours in effect from September to June
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. 8:30 p.m.
Saturday 9:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m.
Sunday Closed

Directions


Closest major intersection Jane Street and Finch Ave. West. Located on the south side of Finch Ave. West. at Finch Ave. West and Tobermory Drive.

Public Transit


TTC Finch Ave. West bus #36 from Finch subway station, stops at Tobermory Dr.

Parking


Free - off Finch Ave. West.


Map


Map to library branch

Features


General Features

  • Book Drop - 24 Hours
  • Express Checkout
  • Pedometer Lending
  • Public phones (inside)
  • Seating for 89
  • Theatre

Equipment for persons with disabilities

  • Computer with at least 29" clearance under table top
  • Computer(s) with screen magnification software (Zoomtext)(2)
  • Magnifiers - Hand held or stand
  • Study tables with at least 29" clearance under table top

Technology

Collections

Language

  • Large collection in French, Hindi, Vietnamese
  • Medium collection in Chinese, Italian, Panjabi, Polish, Spanish
  • Small collection in Arabic (DVDs only), Gujarati, Somali, Tamil, Urdu (DVDs only)

Branch History


Year Details
1970 Officially opened by the North York Public Library Board, 6 March. Thomas Ibronyi Architect.
1974 Renovated.
1995 Library Theatre rebuilt and enlarged. Zeidler Roberts Partnership Architects.
1997 Included on an inventory of North York's Modernist Architecture, prepared by the City of North York Planning Department, Urban Design Division. Refurbished. Closed 22 September to 17 November. Bookmobile stop provided during closure.
2007 New hours, 8 January. Open hours per week increased from 50 to 59.5.
2010 Community Arts Hub and programming room constructed. G. Bruce Stratton Architects.
2011 Express Checkout installed in October.

Meeting Rooms


For booking information call 416-397-5969.

Meeting Room 1

  • 483 sq. ft.
  • Seats 23 lecture style. Seats 23 classroom style. Fire Code Occupancy: 23.
  • Equipment:
    • flip chart stands (shared with Room 2)
    • tables
  • Room 1 is located on the main floor.

Kitchen

  • Equipment:
    • coffee urns (1 - 20 cup, 2 - 50 cup)
    • refrigerator (located in Room 2)

Meeting Room 2

  • 690 sq. ft.
  • Seats 56 lecture style. Seats 32 classroom style. Fire Code Occupancy: 56.
  • Equipment:
    • flip chart stands (shared with Room 1)
    • tables
  • Room 2 and wheelchair accessible washrooms are located on the lower level.

Theatre

Theatre rental information

  • Theatre: 13,625 sq. ft. Seats 260.
  • Equipment:
    • stage size 27' deep, 32'8" wide.
    • lighting: programmable 48-channel light board
    • colour monitor with 2-scene preset, 48 sub-masters, 77 lighting instruments (approximately)
    • sound: 48 microphone lines, microphone, 16-channel mixer, stage monitor
    • ceiling-mounted NEC Multisync video projector with multi-media capabilities
    • VGS breakout cable for your computer (MAC or PC)
    • lectern with touch-screen controls for video projector
    • CD and cassette players
    • FM system for the hearing impaired
    • dressing rooms: (two) 103 sq. ft. with two ten-person rooms with washrooms and showers

Theatre has separate entrance with an additional entrance located off the library foyer.

A wheelchair accessible washroom is located on the main floor of the theatre.

Main washrooms are located on the lower floor. Elevator is available.

Green Room

  • 278 sq. ft.
  • Equipment:
    • chair
    • sofa

Kitchen

  • Equipment:
    • refrigerator
    • coffee urns (1 - 55 cup and 1 - 100 cup)

Branch History


1970: Officially opened by the North York Public Library Board, 6 March. Thomas Ibronyi Architect.

1974: Renovated.

1995: Library Theatre rebuilt and enlarged. Zeidler Roberts Partnership Architects.

1997: Included on an inventory of North York's Modernist Architecture, prepared by the City of North York Planning Department, Urban Design Division. Refurbished. Closed 22 September to 17 November. Bookmobile stop provided during closure.

2007: New hours, 8 January. Open hours per week increased from 50 to 59.5.

2010: Community Arts Hub and programming room constructed. G. Bruce Stratton Architects.

2011: Express Checkout installed in October.



Upcoming Events

Wed, Jul 23 - 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Wed, Jul 30 - 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Wed, Aug 06 - 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Regular Programs

Thu, Jul 24 - 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Fri, Jul 25 - 11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Sat, Jul 26 - 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

All Branch Programs & Events