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All Toronto Public Library branches will be closed on Friday, April 18, Sunday, April 20 and Monday, April 21 for Easter. Open as usual on Saturday, April 19.

Gerrard/Ashdale

1432 Gerrard Street East, Toronto, ON
M4L 1Z6

416-393-7717

Branch Hours
Day Opening Time Closing Time
Monday 10:00 a.m. 8:30 p.m.
Tuesday 12:30 p.m. 8:30 p.m.
Wednesday 10:00 a.m. 6:00 p.m.
Thursday 12:30 p.m. 8:30 p.m.
Friday 10:00 a.m. 6:00 p.m.
Saturday 9:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m.
Sunday Closed

Directions


Closest major intersection Coxwell Ave. and Gerrard Street East. Located on the northeast corner of Gerrard Street E. and Ashdale Ave., 3 blocks west of Coxwell Ave.

Public Transit


TTC Coxwell bus #22 south on Coxwell from the Coxwell subway station stops at southwest corner of Lower Gerrard & Coxwell.
TTC Gerrard streetcar #506 stops outside the branch.

Parking


Paid - City parking lot to the rear of the branch, after 5:00 p.m. on weekdays. Meter parking on Gerrard Street. Free - 1 hour parking on Ashdale Ave. after 5 p.m. or behind library (4 spots including 1 handicapped - limited availability).


Map


Map to library branch

Features


General Features

Equipment for persons with disabilities

  • Computer(s) with screen magnification software (Zoomtext)
  • Magnifier - hand held

Technology

Collections

  • Audiobooks
  • Large Print Collection
  • Literacy

Language

  • Large collection in Chinese, Hindi
  • Medium collection in Bengali, Urdu
  • Small collection in French (children)

Branch History


Year Details
1923 Toronto City Council granted $35,000 "for the erection and equipment of a new Branch Library to serve the Roden district." (TPL Annual Report, 1923, 5). Site purchased from the Toronto Board of Education. Tenders let in May.
1924 Gerrard Branch opened 15 May. Architects Shepard & Calvin.
1977 Renovation by A. J. Diamond, Associates. Renamed Gerrard/Ashdale Branch. Reopened November.
1992 Closed 23 March for barrier free access improvements and carpet replacement. Reopened 3 May.
1997 Closed 6 October for circulation desk replacement and WAN installation. Reopened 8 October. James Balley, Architect.
2003 Refurbishment. Closed 14 April for carpeting, shelving and painting. Reopened 5 May.
2007 New open hours, 8 January. Number of hours per week unchanged.

Branch History


1923: Toronto City Council granted $35,000 "for the erection and equipment of a new Branch Library to serve the Roden district." (TPL Annual Report, 1923, 5). Site purchased from the Toronto Board of Education. Tenders let in May.

1924: Gerrard Branch opened 15 May. Architects Shepard & Calvin.

1977: Renovation by A. J. Diamond, Associates. Renamed Gerrard/Ashdale Branch. Reopened November.

1992: Closed 23 March for barrier free access improvements and carpet replacement. Reopened 3 May.

1997: Closed 6 October for circulation desk replacement and WAN installation. Reopened 8 October. James Balley, Architect.

2003: Refurbishment. Closed 14 April for carpeting, shelving and painting. Reopened 5 May.

2007: New open hours, 8 January. Number of hours per week unchanged.



Regular Programs

Thu, Apr 17 - 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Thu, Apr 17 - 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sat, Apr 19 - 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

All Branch Programs & Events