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All Toronto Public Library branches will be closed on Friday, April 18, Sunday, April 20 and Monday, April 21 for Easter. Open as usual on Saturday, April 19.

Alderwood

2 Orianna Drive, Toronto, ON
M8W 4Y1

416-394-5310

Branch Hours
Day Opening Time Closing Time
Monday 10:00 a.m. 8:30 p.m.
Tuesday 10:00 a.m. 6:00 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: Brown's Line and Horner Avenue. Located on north side of Horner Avenue west of Brown's Line.

Public Transit


TTC bus 110A from Islington Ave. subway to Horner and Brown's Line.

Parking


Free - Shared facility with Parks & Recreation and Toronto District School Board.


Map


Map to library branch

Features


General Features

  • Book Discussion Group: contact the branch for more information
  • Book Drop - 24 Hours
  • Pedometer Lending
  • Seating for 74

Equipment for persons with disabilities

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

Technology

Collections

  • Audiobooks on CD
  • Large Print Collection
  • Sir Adam Beck Junior School Library Collection

Language

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

Branch History


Year Details
1951 Bookmobile service for the Alderwood neighbourhood is provided by the Township of Etobicoke Public Library Board at two stops, one at Albright and No. 27 Highway (now Brown's Line) and another on Horner Avenue, one block east of No. 27.
1953 Etobicoke Public Library Board considers building a library in Alderwood to meet public demand.
1958 Alderwood Branch opened at 525 Horner Avenue by the Township of Etobicoke Public Library Board, 23 January. Dunlop, Wardell, Matsui and Aitken, Architects.
1967 Alderwood 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.
1983 Refurbished
1999 Horner Avenue building closed, 27 November. Library reopened by the Toronto Public Library Board in the new Alderwood Centre, 20 December. Centre constructed in partnership with the Toronto District School Board (to house Sir Adam Beck School), the City of Toronto Parks and Recreation Department, and the Alderwood Action Day Care. G. Bruce Stratton Architects.
1999 Service hours expanded by 10 additional hours per week, 20 December
2005 Hours open per week increased from 47 hour to 48 hours, 6 September.
2007 New hours, 8 January. Hours per week increased from 48 to 50.5.

Directions


Closest major intersection: Brown's Line and Horner Avenue. Located on north side of Horner Avenue west of Brown's Line.

Public Transit


Closest major intersection: Brown's Line and Horner Avenue. Located on north side of Horner Avenue west of Brown's Line.

Parking


Free - Shared facility with Parks & Recreation and Toronto District School Board.


Upcoming Events

Thu, Apr 24 - 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Thu, Apr 24 - 7:00 p.m. - 8:15 p.m.
Thu, May 08 - 7:00 p.m. - 7:45 p.m.

Regular Programs

Wed, Apr 23 - 9:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
Thu, May 15 - 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Mon, May 26 - 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

All Branch Programs & Events