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Service Update

All Toronto Public Library branches will be closed on Wednesday, July 1 for Canada Day.


4279 Lawrence Avenue East, Toronto, ON
M1E 2S8


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 12:30 p.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


East of Morningside Avenue but West of Manse Road, next to the Heron Park Community Recreation Centre.

Public Transit

TTC bus #54A or 54E from Lawrence East RT station to Manse Road.


Free parking.


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General Features

  • Art Gallery Space
  • Book Discussion Group: contact the branch for more information
  • Book Drop - 24 Hours
  • Express Checkout
  • Free Parking
  • Pedometer Lending
  • Quiet Study Room (check branch for availability)
  • Seating for 70
  • Service Ontario in Libraries Partnership

Equipment for persons with disabilities

  • Computer(s) with screen magnification software (Zoomtext)
  • Counter in Meeting Room has 29" clearance under table top (available for Quiet Study when room not in use for programs or meetings)
  • Magnifiers - hand held or stand



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


  • Medium collection in Tamil
  • Small collection in French (children), Hindi (DVDs only)

Branch History

Year Details
1966 Scarborough Public Library Board provides new bookmobile stops at Bennett Plaza (Bennett Road and Lawrence Avenue) and St. Martin de Porres School (230 Morningside Avenue), 3 January. Scarborough Council approves $ 70,000 for a branch library in West Hill - May.
1968 Opened by the Scarborough Public Library Board in Morningside Plaza, February, south side of Kingston Road near the intersection of Morningside and Lawrence Avenues.
1978 Morningside Plaza demolished for new three-storey enclosed mall. Branch closed 7 to 14 June for move to a temporary location at 4521 Kingston Road, east of Morningside Avenue.
1979 Reopened 29 November in leased space on third floor of new Morningside Mall. Architects, Adams Associates.
1992 Reduction of weekly service hours from 64 to 63, 4 January. (Saturday closure at 5 p.m. rather than 6 p.m.)
1994 Reduction of weekly service hours from 63 to 57, 5 July.
1995 Closed 5 September for relocation to larger, more accessible leased space on the second floor of Morningside Mall. Reopened 2 October. Architect, Moffat Kinoshita.
2005 Closed for reconstruction and relocation 25 June. WGA Wong Gregersen Architects Inc