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Service Update

All Toronto Public Library branches will be open from 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 24 and closed on Thursday, December 25 and Friday, December 26. Branches will be open as usual on Saturday, December 27. Sunday Service will resume on January 4, 2015.

Hillcrest

5801 Leslie Street, Toronto, ON
M2H 1J8

416-395-5830

Branch Hours
Day Opening Time Closing Time
Monday Closed
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 Finch Ave. East and Leslie Street. Located on the east side of Leslie Street, on the corner of Leslie Street and Clansman.

Public Transit


TTC Cummer bus #42 from Finch subway station.
TTC Finch bus #39 from Finch subway station.
TTC Leslie bus #51 along Leslie Street.

Parking


Free parking available.


Map


Map to library branch

Features


General Features

Equipment for persons with disabilities

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

Technology

Collections

  • Audiobooks on CD
  • Large Print Collection

Language

  • Large collection in Chinese
  • Small collection in French (children)

Branch History


Year Details
1975 Opened by the North York Public Library Board, 20 November. Joseph Gerskup Architect.
1993 Retrofitted.
1995 Park area created on open space on east side of library. Plaque installed recognizing the contribution of Campbell B. Hughes (1913-1990).
1998 Weekly hours increased from 40 to 59 for duration of Fairview Renovation closure (23 March to 20 July).
2005 Retrofitted 31 October to 21 November.
2007 New hours, 8 January. Number of open hours per week unchanged.
2011 Launched Express Checkout on 18 January.

Meeting Rooms


For booking information call 416-397-5969.

Auditorium

  • 1,288 sq. ft.
  • Seats 100 lecture style. Seats 60 classroom style. Fire Code Occupancy: 125.
  • Equipment:
    • projection screen (ceiling mounted)
    • cloak room
    • tables

Kitchen

  • Equipment:
    • 50-cup coffee urn
    • refrigerator
    • stove

Auditorium, kitchen and wheelchair accessible washroom are located on the ground floor.


Features


General Features

Equipment for persons with disabilities

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

Technology

Collections

  • Audiobooks on CD
  • Large Print Collection

Language

  • Large collection in Chinese
  • Small collection in French (children)

Upcoming Events

Thu, Jan 08 - 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Fri, Feb 13 - 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Wed, Mar 18 - 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Regular Programs

Wed, Jan 14 - 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Thu, Feb 05 - 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Wed, Apr 01 - 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

All Branch Programs & Events