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Palmerston

560 Palmerston Avenue, Toronto, ON
M6G 2P7

416-393-7680

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 Bathurst Street and Bloor Street West. Located 2 blocks west of Bathurst and Bloor Street at Palmerston Ave., a few houses north of Bloor Street on Palmerston Ave.

Public Transit


Bathurst subway station, exit to Markham Street, the library is visible through the parking lot.

Parking


Paid - Street parking along Palmerston Ave. Municipal parking lots located north of Bloor Street across from library.


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 28
  • Theatre

Equipment for persons with disabilities

  • Computer(s) with screen magnification software (Zoomtext)
  • Desk lamp
  • Large print keyboard
  • Magnifiers - hand held or stand

Technology

Collections

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

Language

  • Large collection in Korean, Spanish
  • Medium collection in French (children)

Branch History


Year Details
1971 Opened 5 April as a Children's library.
1986 Renovated, William Woodworth, Architect. Closed 18 October.
1987 Reopened 19 May.
1992 Closed 20 April for barrier free access improvements. Reopened 17 May.
1998 Closed 21 December for refurbishment.
1999 Reopened 11 January.
2007 New hours, 8 January. Hours open per week decreased from 53 to 50.5.
2010 Closed 8 February for renovation. Reopened 15 March.

Meeting Rooms


For booking information call 416-397-5969.

Meeting Room

  • 413 sq. ft.
  • Seats 25 lecture style. Seats 12 classroom style. Fire Code Occupancy: 35.
  • Equipment:
    • tables
    • projection screen (ceiling mounted)

Theatre

Theatre rental information

  • 1994 sq. ft.
  • Seats 110 lecture style. Fire Code Occupancy: 120.
  • Dressing Room: 405 sq. ft.
  • Equipment:
    • blackboard
    • lectern
    • projection screen
    • tables

Meeting Room and theatre are on the basement level.

Wheelchair accessible washroom located in the Theatre


Directions


Closest major intersection Bathurst Street and Bloor Street West. Located 2 blocks west of Bathurst and Bloor Street at Palmerston Ave., a few houses north of Bloor Street on Palmerston Ave.

Public Transit


Closest major intersection Bathurst Street and Bloor Street West. Located 2 blocks west of Bathurst and Bloor Street at Palmerston Ave., a few houses north of Bloor Street on Palmerston Ave.

Parking


Paid - Street parking along Palmerston Ave. Municipal parking lots located north of Bloor Street across from library.


Upcoming Events

Regular Programs

Fri, Aug 22 - 10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
Mon, Sep 08 - 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Thu, Sep 18 - 6:00 p.m. - 8:15 p.m.

All Branch Programs & Events