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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.

High Park

228 Roncesvalles Avenue, Toronto, ON
M6R 2L7

416-393-7671

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. 5:00 p.m.
Saturday 9:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m.
Sunday Closed

Directions


Closest major intersection Roncesvalles Ave. and Queen Street West. Located on the west side of Roncesvalles Ave. at Wright Ave., north of Queen Street West.

Public Transit


TTC streetcar #504 south from Dundas Street West subway station or north from King Street West.

Parking


Paid - Meter parking. Limited free1 hour parking on side streets.


Map


Map to library branch

Features


General Features

  • Book Discussion Group: contact the branch for more information
  • Book Drop - After Hours
  • Express Checkout
  • Mezzanine is not wheelchair accessible
  • Pedometer Lending
  • Seating for 50

Equipment for persons with disabilities

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

Technology

Collections

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

Language

  • Large collection in Polish
  • Small collection in French (children)

Branch History


Year Details
1916 Opened 31 October. Eden Smith & Sons, Architects; almost identical to Wychwood and Beaches branches.Toronto's Carnegie Libraries - High Park
1979 Renovated, Moffat, Moffat & Kinoshita, Architects and Planners; reopened March. Listed on Toronto Historical Board's Inventory of Heritage Properties, adopted by City Council, 11 June.
1990 Renovated, Joseph Bogdan, Architect. Closed 12 November.
1991 Reopened 9 November.
1992 Toronto Public Library Board is awarded a Certificate of Commendation from the Toronto Historical Board "For sympathetic renovation and addition to the library at 228 Roncesvalles Avenue. Joseph Bogdan Associates Inc., Architects", 1 June.
2004 Refurbishment. Closed 1 November to 21 November.
2007 Hours open per week increased on 8 January from 58 to 62.

Meeting Rooms


For booking information call 416-397-5969.

Community Room

  • 937 sq. ft.
  • Seats 44 lecture style. Seats 24 classroom style. Fire Code Occupancy: 93.
  • Equipment:
    • chairs
    • projection screen (ceiling mounted)
    • tables

Community Room and wheelchair accessible washroom are on the ground floor.

Community Room is beside the children's area - sound carries from branch into the room.


Directions


Closest major intersection Roncesvalles Ave. and Queen Street West. Located on the west side of Roncesvalles Ave. at Wright Ave., north of Queen Street West.

Public Transit


Closest major intersection Roncesvalles Ave. and Queen Street West. Located on the west side of Roncesvalles Ave. at Wright Ave., north of Queen Street West.

Parking


Paid - Meter parking. Limited free1 hour parking on side streets.


Upcoming Events

Tue, Jan 27 - 2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Mon, Mar 16 - 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Tue, Mar 17 - 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Regular Programs

Sat, Dec 27 - 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Sat, Jan 03 - 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Sat, Jan 10 - 11:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

All Branch Programs & Events