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New Toronto

110 Eleventh Street, Toronto, ON
M8V 3G5

416-394-5350

*Sunday hours in effect from September to June
Branch Hours
Day Opening Time Closing Time
Monday Closed
Tuesday 10:00 a.m. 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday 12:30 p.m. 8:30 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 1:30 p.m. 5:00 p.m.

Directions


Closest major intersection Kipling Ave. and Lake Shore Blvd. West. Located on the west side of Eleventh Street, half a block south of Lake Shore Blvd. West.

Public Transit


TTC bus #110 from Islington subway station, stops at Lake Shore Blvd. West and 13th Street.
TTC streetcar #501 along Lake Shore Blvd. West stops at Lake Shore and 12th Street.

Parking


Free - parking off Eleventh Street


Map


Map to library branch

Features


General Features

  • Book Discussion Group: contact the branch for more information
  • Book Drop - After Hours
  • Express Checkout
  • Pedometer Lending
  • Seating for 45

Equipment for persons with disabilities

  • Computer(s) with screen magnification software (Zoomtext)
  • Magnifier - hand held or stand

Technology

Collections

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

Language

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

Branch History


Year Details
1921 New Toronto Association Public Library is organized, 18 March. A volunteer-run library is located at 86 Lake Shore Road at the northeast corner of Sixth Street (in a small room in the rear of the New Toronto Municipal Office and in the same building as the Public Utilities Commission).
1923 Assets of the New Toronto Association Public Library are transferred to the municipally-supported New Toronto Public Library Board, established on 9 February.
1927 Town of New Toronto Council appropriates $15,000 for a library building, and construction begins in October on a site donated by Reeve William G. Jackson and Alexander Keith.
1928 New Toronto Public Library is officially opened on the west side of Eleventh Street, south of Lake Shore Road, 9 February. W. (Walter) Grayson Brown, Architect; David P. Gourlie, Contractor.
1941 Ina M. Keesee Children’s Library is opened, 22 June. As well as serving as the secretary-treasurer of New Toronto Public Library Board from 1921 until her death in 1956, Mrs. Keesee was the regent of the Lakeshore Chapter, Imperial Order Daughters of the Empire, formed in March 1937 with the primary aim “to assist in the building of a Children’s Library”. Fundraising produced donations of $6,131.27, including $1,400 from the IODE; the town contributed the balance of $7,500.
1954 Reference and reading room wing addition, built at a cost of $43,000, is officially opened, 5 May. New Toronto is “pronounced the best small library in the province and its reference section the finest anywhere in a library of its size”. Ontario Library Review, 38 (August 1954), 219.
1967 New Toronto Public Library Board is taken over by the Etobicoke Public Library Board with the amalgamation of the Towns of New Toronto, Mimico and Long Branch with the Township of Etobicoke to become the Borough of Etobicoke.
1984 Etobicoke Public Library Board rejects a plan to close Long Branch and New Toronto branches, and replace them with one larger facility.
1993 The 1928 library, and the 1941 and 1954 additions, are demolished.
1994 New building is officially opened, 3 November. Moffat Kinoshita Architects. Recipient of a City of Etobicoke Urban Design Award, March 1996.
1998 New Toronto Branch becomes part of the Toronto Public Library with municipal amalgamation, 1 January.
2005 Hours open per week increased from 37 hours to 40 hours, 6 September.
2006 Closed 25 June for repainting, new carpet and shelf ends; landscaping done by Etobicoke Horticultural Society; enlarged Teen Zone with seating. reopened 11 July.

Meeting Rooms


For booking information call 416-397-5969.

Meeting Room

  • 693 sq. ft.
  • Seats 50 lecture style. Seats 25 classroom style. Fire Code Occupancy: 50.
  • Equipment:
    • chairs (50)
    • flip chart stand
    • tables (5)
    • kitchenette with mini-fridge

Meeting Room and wheelchair accessible washroom are located on the main floor.


Directions


Closest major intersection Kipling Ave. and Lake Shore Blvd. West. Located on the west side of Eleventh Street, half a block south of Lake Shore Blvd. West.

Public Transit


Closest major intersection Kipling Ave. and Lake Shore Blvd. West. Located on the west side of Eleventh Street, half a block south of Lake Shore Blvd. West.

Parking


Free - parking off Eleventh Street


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