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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.

Dawes Road

416 Dawes Road, Toronto, ON
M4B 2E8

416-396-3820

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 Dawes Road and Chapman Ave. Located on west side of Dawes Road just north of Taylor Creek midway between Danforth Ave. and St. Clair Ave. East.

Public Transit


TTC Dawes Road bus #23 from Main Street subway station, stops in front of the library.

Parking


Street parking available.


Map


Map to library branch

Features


General Features

Equipment for persons with disabilities

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

Technology

Collections

  • Adult Literacy Materials
  • Audiobooks on CD
  • Large Print Collection

Language

  • Large collection in Bengali
  • Medium collection in Chinese, Urdu
  • Small collection in French, Hindi (DVDs only), Tamil

Branch History


Year Details
1969 Woodbine Gardens Branch officially opened by the East York Public Library Board, April. Located in Harmony Hall, Gower Street near Dawes Road. Harmony Hall was built in 1967 by the East York Barbershop Chorus for their own use and for seniors and other community groups.
1975 Woodbine Gardens branch closed 15 December. Relocated to the present location.
1976 Dawes Road Branch opened on January 2, 1976, the first library in Canada that is part of a condominium.
2001 Exterior refurbishing by York Condominium Corporations #260.
2002 Closed 20 August for renovation; reopened 17 December.
2007 New hours, 8 January. Open hours per week increased from 48.5 to 50.5.

Meeting Rooms


For booking information call 416-397-5969.

Meeting Room

  • 450 sq. ft.
  • Seats 30 lecture style. Seats 20 classroom style. Fire Code Occupancy: 54.
  • Equipment:
    • chairs
    • screen
    • tables
    • microwave
    • refrigerator
  • Wheelchair access

Features


General Features

Equipment for persons with disabilities

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

Technology

Collections

  • Adult Literacy Materials
  • Audiobooks on CD
  • Large Print Collection

Language

  • Large collection in Bengali
  • Medium collection in Chinese, Urdu
  • Small collection in French, Hindi (DVDs only), Tamil

Upcoming Events

Fri, Aug 01 - 2:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.

Regular Programs

Wed, Apr 16 - 1:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Wed, Apr 16 - 1:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Thu, Apr 17 - 9:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

All Branch Programs & Events