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Jane/Dundas

620 Jane Street, Toronto, ON
M6S 4A6

416-394-1014

Branch Hours
Day Opening Time Closing Time
Monday 12:30 p.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 Jane Street and Dundas Street West. Located on southwest corner of Jane Street and Dundas Street West.

Public Transit


TTC bus northbound from Jane subway station.

Parking


Free - off Jane Street, lot behind the library.


Map


Map to library branch

Features


General Features

  • Book Drop - After Hours
  • Express Checkout
  • Pedometer Lending
  • Quiet Study Room
  • Seating for 45
  • Teen Zone

Equipment for persons with disabilities

  • Computer(s) with screen magnification software (Zoomtext)

Technology

Collections

  • Audiobooks on CD
  • Large Print Collection

Language

  • Large collection in Chinese
  • Medium collection in French (children), Hindi (DVDs only), Polish
  • Small collection in French (adult), Spanish, Vietnamese

Branch History


Year Details
1948 York Township Public Library Board, established in 1945, opens the first bookmobile in the Toronto area; the weekly stop at Jane and Pritchard becomes one of the busiest. Lots, 10, 11, 12 and 13 of Plan 1417 on the west side of Jane Street, south of Dundas Street, are purchased from York Township for $2,000. Council approves building a branch library here, another branch in Mount Dennis and a main library at Eglinton and Northcliffe.
1949 Albert E. Vine, Architect of 182 Humewood Drive, is commissioned to prepare a plan for the two branch libraries and another for the main library.
1950 Cornerstone is laid for the new branch library at 610 Jane Street, 5 November.
1951 Jane Street Branch opened at 610 Jane Street by the York Public Library Board, 13 November.
1967 Branch becomes part of the Borough of York Public Library Board, when the Town of Weston and the Township of York are amalgamated as the Borough of York, 1 January.
1970 New Boy's and Girl's Room opens in the basement, January.
1971 Hours of service extended with the branch opening on Wednesdays. Branch use declines dramatically during 1971-2 when the Jane Street subway is constructed under the railway tracks between Dundas Street West and St. Clair Avenue West.
1972 Abram, Nowkski & McLaughlin, Associates are appointed architects of the new Jane Street Branch, March.
1973 Present site at the southwest corner of Jane and Dundas is acquired from the Municipality of Metropolitan Toronto.
1974 Jane Street Branch is closed, with book stock and equipment moved to the new building, December.
1975 New library opens in the current location, 12 January. York Public Library's Technical Services and Mobile Library Services relocate to the old Jane Street Branch.
1976 Toy library located here, with initial funding from Etobicoke Runnymede Lions Club.
1981 Hours reduced with Monday closings.
1998 City of York Public Library Board becomes part of Toronto Public Library, with the amalgamation of the city of Toronto, 1 January.
2003 Toronto City Council approves conversion of the unused library building at 610 Jane Street, which was declared surplus after amalgamation, into a child care centre, June.
2006 Closed for renovation, 23 September. Teeple Architects, Inc.
2008 Reopens, 4 February. Hours open per week decreased from 51.5 to 50.5.
2009 Hours open increased to 58.5 as of 5 January, 2009.

Meeting Rooms


For booking information call 416-397-5969.

Meeting Room

  • 765 sq. ft.
  • Seats 50 lecture style. Seats 24 classroom style. Fire Code Occupancy: 50.
  • Equipment:
    • A/V equipment
    • flip chart stand
    • lectern
    • tables (six tables 22x6')
    • screen (wall mounted)
    • whiteboard

Meeting room and wheelchair accessible washroom are on the lower level.


Meeting Rooms


For booking information call 416-397-5969.

Meeting Room

  • 765 sq. ft.
  • Seats 50 lecture style. Seats 24 classroom style. Fire Code Occupancy: 50.
  • Equipment:
    • A/V equipment
    • flip chart stand
    • lectern
    • tables (six tables 22x6')
    • screen (wall mounted)
    • whiteboard

Meeting room and wheelchair accessible washroom are on the lower level.

Upcoming Events

Mon, Sep 22 - 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Thu, Oct 09 - 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Tue, Oct 14 - 6:15 p.m. - 8:15 p.m.

Regular Programs

Sat, Aug 30 - 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Wed, Sep 03 - 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Mon, Sep 08 - 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

All Branch Programs & Events