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Jane/Sheppard

1906 Sheppard Avenue West, Toronto, ON
M3L 1Y7

416-395-5966

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 Jane Street and Sheppard Ave. West. Located .4 Km east of Jane Street on the north side.

Public Transit


TTC bus #84 from Sheppard subway station or Downsview subway station. Buses stop in front of the library.

Parking


Free parking next to the building.


Map


Map to library branch

Features


General Features

Equipment for persons with disabilities

  • Computer with at least 29” clearance under table top
  • Computer(s) with screen magnification software (Zoomtext)
  • Magnifiers - hand held
  • Study tables with at least 29” clearance under table top

Technology

Collections

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

Language

  • Medium collection in Chinese, Italian, Vietnamese
  • Small collection in French (children), Spanish, Tagalog

Branch History


Year Details
1959 North York Public Library Board extends bookmobile service to the Jane/Sheppard neighbourhood with stops at Sheppard Avenue West School and Calico Drive School, 21-23 September.
1964 Refurbished. Closed 25 August. Reopened September 8.
1966 New hours, 8 January. Number of open hours per week unchanged.
1981 A deposit collection, open 17.5 hours a week, is placed in the Northwood Community Centre, 15 Clubhouse Court, officially opened in the former clubhouse of the old Northwood Golf and Country Club, 24 September. Bookmobile service on Jane Street is increased to
1986 No. 31 Police Station, built and opened in 1962 on Sheppard Avenue West near the intersection of Jane Street, is considered for reuse as a library branch once the new police station on Norfinch Drive is completed in 1987.
1987 North York Parks and Recreation Department asks North York Public Library to consider closing its deposit collection at the Northwood Community Centre or to reduce its space by 50 percent, June.
1988 North York Public Library Board and City Council approve opening a community branch at Jane and Sheppard. Space of 3,500 sq. ft (315 sq. m) is leased from Borins & Borins, owners of the Jane Sheppard Mall, built in 1967 at the northeast corner of the intersection, and renovated and expanded in 1987-88.
1989 Jane/Sheppard Branch is officially opened by the North York Public Library Board in Unit 11 of the Jane Sheppard Mall, 16 November. Service to the public begins on 17 November. Quigley, Makrimichalos and Cugini Architects.
1998 Jane/Sheppard Branch becomes part of the Toronto Public Library with municipal amalgamation, 1 January. Closed 25 August and reopened 8 September for refurbishment.
2002 Toronto Public Library Board approves "capital funding of the Jane Sheppard Neighbourhood Branch relocation in co-development through Shelter, Housing and Support," 15 July. The project with Youth Clinical Services (replaced by Toronto Community Housing Corporation in 2005) is to build affordable housing and a library branch at 10900 Sheppard Avenue West on the site of former No. 31 Police Station.
2007 New hours, 8 January. Number of open hours per week unchanged.
2009 Jane/Sheppard Branch in the Jane Sheppard Mall is closed to the public at 500 p.m., 31 January. New branch at 1906 Sheppard Avenue West opens on 2 April. Cannon Design Inc.
2010 New hours, 13 September. Number of open hours per week increased from 40 to 50.5.

Meeting Rooms


For booking information call 416-397-5969.

Meeting Room

  • 500 sq. ft
  • Seats 36 lecture style. Seats 24 classroom style. Fire code occupancy: 55.
  • Equipment:
    • blackboard
    • chairs
    • flip chart stand
    • projection screen
    • tables
  • Wheelchair access

Directions


Closest major intersection Jane Street and Sheppard Ave. West. Located .4 Km east of Jane Street on the north side.

Public Transit


Closest major intersection Jane Street and Sheppard Ave. West. Located .4 Km east of Jane Street on the north side.

Parking


Free parking next to the building.


Upcoming Events

Sat, Oct 18 - 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Thu, Oct 23 - 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Regular Programs

Fri, Sep 05 - 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Fri, Oct 03 - 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sat, Nov 01 - 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

All Branch Programs & Events