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Albion

Service Update

The parking lot will be closed due to renovations until Fall 2017. Parking is available at Albion Arena (1501 Albion Road).

1515 Albion Road, Toronto, ON
M9V 1B2

416-394-5170

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 Albion Road and Kipling Ave. Located on the south side of Albion Road, just west of Kipling Ave. across from The Albion Centre.

Public Transit


TTC Finch West Bus #36A or Bus #36B from Finch subway station.
TTC Kipling Bus #45 from Kipling subway station.
TTC Royal York North Bus #73 from Royal York subway station.

Parking


During construction, parking is available next door at the Albion Arena (1501 Albion Road).


Map


Map to library branch

Features


General Features

Equipment for persons with disabilities

  • Book stand
  • CCTV (closed circuit TV also called print magnifier)
  • Computer with screen magnification software (Zoomtext)
  • Large print keyboard
  • Large trackball mouse
  • Magnifier
  • Natural spectrum lamp
  • Page turner
  • Wheelchair accessible furniture

Technology

Collections

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

Language

  • Large collection in Chinese, Hindi
  • Medium collection in Arabic, French, Gujarati, Italian, Panjabi, Persian, Spanish, Tamil
  • Small collection in Bengali, Somali, Tagalog (DVDs only), Telugu, Urdu, Vietnamese

Branch History


Year Details
1965 Albion Mall Branch opened by the Etobicoke Public Library Board in a rented facility in the Albion Mall Shopping Centre, at 1530 Albion Road, west of Kipling Avenue, 23 October. First library in Etobicoke located in a shopping mall.
1967 Albion Mall Branch is taken over by the new Borough of Etobicoke Public Library Board formed when the Township of Etobicoke becomes part of the Borough of Etobicoke effective 1 January.
1970 Relocated to larger quarters in a renovated and enlarged Shoppers World Albion. Feasibility study conducted for a proposed district library on Albion Road.
1973 Albion District Library opened in current location, May. Matsui, Baer, Heidmin and Vanstone Architects.
2001 Learning Centre created.
2007 New hours 8 January. Hours open increased from 58 to 63.
2014 New hours 28 April. Hours open increased 63 to 65.5.
2017 Albion Branch opened in current location, June. Perkins + Will Canada Architect.

Meeting Rooms


For booking information call 416-397-5969.

Auditorium

  • 1,300 sq. ft.
  • Seats 60 lecture style. Seats 50 classroom style. Fire Code Occupancy: 60
  • Equipment:
    • chairs
    • projection screen (ceiling mounted)
    • tables
    • kitchenette
  • Auditorium has a glass wall that is not sound proof and cannot be fully closed.

Program Room

  • 380 sq. ft.
  • Seats 12 lecture style. Seats 12 classroom style. Fire Code Occupancy: 12
  • Equipment:
    • chairs
    • projection screen (ceiling mounted)
    • tables
  • One side of the Program Room is a glass wall.

Directions


Closest major intersection Albion Road and Kipling Ave. Located on the south side of Albion Road, just west of Kipling Ave. across from The Albion Centre.

Public Transit


Closest major intersection Albion Road and Kipling Ave. Located on the south side of Albion Road, just west of Kipling Ave. across from The Albion Centre.

Parking


During construction, parking is available next door at the Albion Arena (1501 Albion Road).


Upcoming Events

Fri, Sep 22 - 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Sat, Sep 23 - 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Mon, Sep 25 - 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Regular Programs

Fri, Sep 22 - 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Sat, Sep 23 - 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Sat, Sep 23 - 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

All Branch Programs & Events