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Maria A. Shchuka

1745 Eglinton Avenue West, Toronto, ON
M6E 2H4


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.


Closest major intersection Eglinton Ave. West and Dufferin Street.

Public Transit

TTC Eglinton bus westbound from Eglinton West subway station, get off at Locksley Avenue.


Free - lot off Northcliffe Boulevard behind the library. Northcliffe is one-way north from Vaughan Road.


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General Features

  • Book Drop - 24 Hours
  • Express Checkout
  • Free Parking
  • Pedometer Lending
  • Quiet Study Room
  • Seating for 130
  • Teen Zone

Equipment for persons with disabilities

  • Computer with at least 29" clearance under table top
  • Computer(s) with screen magnification software (Zoomtext)(2)
  • Magnifiers (hand held or stand)




  • Large collection in Chinese, French, Russian
  • Medium collection in Italian, Portuguese, Tagalog, Vietnamese
  • Small collection in Amharic, Spanish

Branch History

Year Details
1945 Township of York Public Library Board established.
1946 Library opened in a rented facility at Oakwood Avenue and Vaughan Road, 9 September.
1948 York Township Council approves building a main library building and two branches.
1949 Tenders called (summer) and building started, September.
1951 Main Library opened at current location, 29 January, officially opened on 21 March. The storey-and-a-half, red-brick building included York Township Public Library administrative and technical services offices, book storage space and a bookmobile garage. Architect Albert Vine.
1962 Land acquired for an addition.
1964 Two-storey addition with basement opened, May.
1967 Becomes part of the York Public Library Board, when the Town of Weston and the Township of York are amalgamated as the Borough of York, 1 January.
1971 Hours of service extended with the branch opening on Wednesdays and Sunday afternoons, October to April; Sunday openings discontinued in 1976.
1978 Renovation.
1981 Hours reduced with Monday closings.
1993 A new main library facility (and a new branch library) to serve the southeast quadrant of York is recommended in a feasibility study by the Randolph Group.
1997 Library renamed in honour of Maria A. Shchuka, Head Librarian, 1979-1996.
1998 Becomes a branch of the Toronto Public Library with municipal amalgamation, 1 January.
1999 Sunday opening initiated, 21 March.
2002 Closed for reconstruction, 3 March, Diamond & Schmitt, Architects Inc.
2003 Opened, 11 August. Hours increased from 51.5 to 58 hour/week (Monday openings).
2007 New hours, 8 January. Hours open per week increased from 58 to 63.
2013 Closed 30 November for minor renovation, Gow Hastings, Architects.
2014 Opened 14 January after minor renovation. Hours increased 22 April to 65.5.

Meeting Rooms

For booking information call 416-397-5969.

Meeting Room A

  • 615 sq. ft.
  • Seats 60 lecture style. Fire Code Occupancy: 60.
  • Equipment:
    • coffee urns (20-cup, 55-cup)
    • coat rack
    • easel
    • flip chart stand
    • lectern
    • mini fridge
    • portable video projector
    • projection screen (ceiling-mounted)
    • tables
    • whiteboard stand

Meeting Room B

  • 390 sq. ft
  • Seats 30 lecture style. Fire Code Occupancy: 35.
  • Equipment:
    • projection screen (ceiling mounted)
    • tables

Wheelchair accessible washroom is on the main floor.


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Upcoming Events

Thu, May 26 - 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Sat, May 28 - 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Regular Programs

Thu, May 26 - 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sat, May 28 - 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

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