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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.

Brentwood

36 Brentwood Road North, Toronto, ON
M8X 2B5

416-394-5240

*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 Royal York Road and Bloor Street West. Located one block west of Royal York Road, just north of Bloor Street.

Public Transit


One block west of the Royal York subway station.

Parking


Meter parking on Brentwood Road and Birchview Blvd.


Map


Map to library branch

Features


General Features

  • Book Discussion Group: contact the branch for more information
  • Book Drop - 24 hours
  • Express Checkout
  • Group Study Room
  • KidsStop Early Literacy Centre
  • Pedometer Lending
  • Reading Garden
  • Seating for 130
  • Teen Zone

Equipment for persons with disabilities

  • Computer with adjustable height surface
  • Computer with at least 29" clearance under table top
  • Computer(s) with screen magnification software (Zoomtext)
  • Height adjustable table or desk
  • Magnifiers - hand held
  • Study tables with at least 29" clearance under table top

Technology

Collections

  • Audiobooks on CD
  • Large Print Collection

Language

  • Large collection in French
  • Medium collection in Polish

Branch History


Year Details
1950 Township of Etobicoke Public Library agrees to offer $7,410 to Kingsway Baptist Church to purchase “land having a frontage of about Ninety feet (90’) on the southerly side of Birchview Boulevard by a depth of about One Hundred and Eighteen Feet (118’) on the easterly [sic, westerly] side of Brentwood Road” as the site for its main library, 1 December. The sale is completed on 6 July 1951.
1951 A bookmobile stop is provided at the corner of Brentwood and Birchview each Saturday from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.
1953 Arthur H. Eadie is officially appointed as the architect, May.
1954 Library Board requests Etobicoke Township Council to issue debentures of $185,000 to build the library on Brentwood, May.
1955 Main Library opens on 20 July and officially opens on 28 September. Etobicoke Public Library’s headquarters, including administration, technical services, and the bookmobile office, are transferred here from their former location in the Humber Bay Library building on Park Lawn Road.
1961 Bookmobile office and storage are relocated to rented quarters at 4896 Dundas Street West, when a second bookmobile is purchased; they are moved to the new Richview Library in 1966.
1964 Technical Services Division moved to offices on Dundas Street near Burnhamthorpe Road, moving to the new Richview Library in 1966.
1966 Etobicoke Public Library’s main library and administrative offices are relocated to the new Richview Library, officially opened 16 October. Brentwood is reorganized as a district library.
1970 Alterations by Dunlop, Wardell, Matsui and Aitken, architects engineers & planners. The old Technical Services area in the basement is converted into a reading room and an enclosed staircase is added to connect the new room with the reference area on the main floor.
1971 Shut-In Service for Etobicoke Public Libraries is located here.
1988 Closed for retrofit, 4 July. Joseph Gerskup, Architect.
1989 Reopened 13 March.
2007 New hours, 8 January. Hours open per week increased from 58 to 63.
2010 Closed for major renovation and expansion by Diamond & Schmitt, Architects, 25 September.
2012 Reopened, 2 November.

Meeting Rooms


For booking information call 416-397-5969.

Meeting Room

  • 716 sq. ft.
  • Seats 50 lecture style. Seats 32 classroom style. Fire Code Occupancy: 90
  • Equipment:
    • chairs
    • projection screen (ceiling mounted)
    • LCD projector
    • ceiling mounted video projector
    • tables

Meeting Rooms


For booking information call 416-397-5969.

Meeting Room

  • 716 sq. ft.
  • Seats 50 lecture style. Seats 32 classroom style. Fire Code Occupancy: 90
  • Equipment:
    • chairs
    • projection screen (ceiling mounted)
    • LCD projector
    • ceiling mounted video projector
    • tables

Upcoming Events

Sat, Dec 20 - 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Tue, Dec 23 - 10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

Regular Programs

Sat, Dec 27 - 10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Mon, Jan 05 - 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Tue, Jan 06 - 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

All Branch Programs & Events