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Maria A. Shchuka

1745 Eglinton Avenue West, Toronto, ON
M6E 2H4


*Sunday hours in effect from September to June
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 Closed


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.


Map to library branch


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 B