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Long Branch

3500 Lake Shore Boulevard West, Toronto, ON
M8W 1N6

416-394-5320

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 Lake Shore Blvd. West and 30th Street. Located on northwest corner of 32nd Street and Lake Shore Blvd. West, adjacent to the eastern end of the Honda dealership.

Public Transit


TTC streetcar #501 from Long Branch GO station, eastbound to Queen Street Eastbound streetcar stops at 31st Street; westbound streetcar stops at 30th Street.

Parking


Free - lot behind library, entrance off 32nd Street.


Map


Map to library branch

Features


General Features

Equipment for persons with disabilities

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

Technology

Collections

  • Audiobooks on CD
  • Large Print Collection
  • Long Branch Historical Society Local History Collection

Language

  • Medium collection in Polish

Branch History


Year Details
1923 Association Public Library is organized at Long Branch, 25 January.
1930 Long Branch Association Library makes its last report to the provincial Inspector of Public Libraries. In its final year, the Association served 3,500 residents, had 548 volumes in the library that circulated 1,501 times, spent $77.97 on books, with total expenditures of $142.14 and a legislative grant of $43.99.
1943 A new association public library is organized in Long Branch. The Long Branch Freemen’s Club spearheads fundraising for the new library.
1944 Long Branch Association Public Library opens in a storefront rented from Loblaw Groceterias on Lake Shore Road, south side, between 33rd Street and Long Branch Avenue, 15 February.
1945 Bylaw establishing the Village of Long Branch [Free] Public Library Board is approved by local voters, 3 December.
1946 Long Branch Public Library Board holds its first meeting on 22 January. It decides to advertise for a part-time librarian and to spend $100 on books.
1947 Long Branch Village Council sets aside property on Lake Shore Road (now Boulevard West) at the northwest corner of 32nd Street for a permanent public library building. The Library Board hires architect A. G. Elton, a Long Branch resident, to prepare plans and estimates for a new library building.
1948 Larger quarters on Lake Shore Road at the southwest corner of 35th Street are leased from the Imperial Bank of Canada, 15 November.
1954 Cornerstone is laid for the new Long Branch Public Library, 17 September.
1955 New building opens in the current location, 26 May, and is officially opened, 8 June. Murray Brown & Elton, Architects designed the four-room, $45,000 building. The relief carving of a reader located above the main entrance is unattributed, but it may be the work of Toronto sculptor E. B. (Elford Bradley) Cox (1914/19-2003).
1962 Long Branch residents vote in favour of constructing additions to the library, at an estimated cost of $75,000 to be repaid over 20 years, 3 December.
1964 Additions for a children's section (east elevation) and a reference and study area (north elevation) are officially opened, 8 June. Murray Brown & Elton, Architects.
1967 Long Branch Public Library Board taken over by the Etobicoke Public Library Board when the Village of Long Branch amalgamated with the Township of Etobicoke, becoming the Borough of Etobicoke.
1984 Etobicoke Public Library Board rejects a plan to close Long Branch and New Toronto branches, and replace them with one larger facility.
1998 Becomes part of the Toronto Public Library with municipal amalgamation, 1 January.
2005 Closed for renovations, 29 January; officially reopened, 27 September. G. Bruce Stratton Architects.

Meeting Rooms


For booking information call 416-397-5969.

Meeting Room

  • 725 sq. ft.
  • Seats 49 lecture style. Seats 24 classroom style. Fire Occupancy Code: 49.
  • Equipment:
    • chairs
    • tables

Meeting Rooms


For booking information call 416-397-5969.

Meeting Room

  • 725 sq. ft.
  • Seats 49 lecture style. Seats 24 classroom style. Fire Occupancy Code: 49.
  • Equipment:
    • chairs
    • tables

Upcoming Events

Tue, Jul 29 - 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Tue, Jul 29 - 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Tue, Aug 05 - 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Regular Programs

Thu, Jul 31 - 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Thu, Aug 07 - 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Sat, Aug 23 - 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

All Branch Programs & Events