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Richview

Service Update

There will be no elevator service between September 16 and October 14. Staff will retrieve materials from the second floor. Closest alternate branches are Brentwood, Eatonville and Weston. The children's department is closed. A small children's collection has been set up on the 2nd floor and programs will continue as scheduled.

1806 Islington Avenue, Toronto, ON
M9P 3N3

416-394-5120

*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 1:30 p.m. 5:00 p.m.

Directions


Closest major intersection Islington Ave. and Eglinton Ave. West. Located on the west side of Islington Ave., north side of Summitcrest (north of Eglinton Ave).

Public Transit


TTC bus #37 from Islington subway station to Summitcrest Dr. TTC bus #32 along Eglinton Ave. to Islington Ave. Walk two blocks north to Summitcrest Drive.

Parking


Free - lot adjacent to library, enter off Waterford Dr.


Map


Map to library branch

Features


General Features

  • Art Exhibit Space
  • Automated Checkin
  • Book Discussion Group: contact the branch for more information
  • Book Drop - 24 Hours
  • Drink & Snack vending machines
  • Express Checkout
  • Pedometer Lending
  • Public Phones (inside)
  • Quiet Study Room
  • Seating for 156
  • Teen Zone

Equipment for persons with disabilities

  • CCTV (closed circuit TV also called print magnifier)
  • Computer(s) with screen magnification software (Zoomtext)(2)
  • Magnifiers (hand held or stand)

Technology

Collections

  • Adult Literacy Materials
  • Audiobooks on CD
  • Large Print Collection
  • Local History Collection

Language

  • Large collection in Chinese, French, Polish
  • Medium collection in Italian, Korean, Russian, Ukrainian
  • Small collection in Hindi (DVDs only), Spanish, Urdu

Branch History


Year Details
1964 Richview library, anticipated by the Township of Etobicoke Public Library Board to open in 1966, "will do much to ensure more adequate library service north of the Richview Side Road," (now Eglinton Avenue West).
1966 Officially opened by the Etobicoke Public Library Board, October 16. Building included a regional library and Etobicoke Public Libraries' administrative headquarters (administration, business office, technical services, publicity and promotion, branch maintenance, and bookmobile services). Dunlop, Wardell, Matsui, Aitken Architects.
1967 Richview Branch is taken over by the new Borough of Etobicoke Public Library Board formed when the Township of Etobicoke becomes part of the Borough of Etobicoke effective 1 January. The new library system consists of ten libraries. It is the focus of the teletype installations.
1983 Administration relocated to Silver Creek Elementary School, Hartsdale Drive.
1984 Closed for renovation, spring. Stinson, Montgomery & Sisam Architects.
1985 Reopened 2 January.
2001 User Education Centre opened July.
2002 Refurbished. Closed 3 June to 17 June.
2006 Closed for heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) system renovation 14 May to 2 October.
2007 New hours, 8 January. Open hours per week increased from 58 to 63.
2010 Closed 9 October for one week to prepare for a first floor renovation, Makrimichalos Cugini Architects.
2011 New hours, 14 January. Open hours per week increased from 63 to 65.5. Completed renovations 12 April. Celebrated reopening with a Customer Appreciation Event 18 April.

Meeting Rooms


For booking information call 416-397-5969.

Auditorium

  • 580 sq. ft.
  • Seats 40 lecture style. Seats 34 classroom style. Fire Code Occupancy: 50.
  • Equipment:
    • chairs
    • coffee urn (30-cup)
    • flip chart stand
    • portable video projector
    • projection screen (ceiling mounted)
    • tables
    • table top lectern

Meeting Room is located on the second floor. Wheelchair accessible washrooms are located on the main and lower levels.


Map


Map to branch

Upcoming Events

Wed, Sep 17 - 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Thu, Sep 18 - 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Tue, Sep 23 - 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Regular Programs

Thu, Sep 18 - 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Tue, Sep 30 - 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Wed, Oct 01 - 10:00 a.m. - 10:40 a.m.

All Branch Programs & Events