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Sanderson

327 Bathurst Street, Toronto, ON
M5T 1J1

416-393-7653

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. 5:00 p.m.
Saturday 9:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m.
Sunday Closed

Directions


Closest major intersection Bathurst Street and Dundas Street West. Located on southeast corner of Bathurst Street and Dundas Street West, across from Toronto Hospital (Western Division).

Public Transit


TTC streetcar #505 along Dundas Street westbound from St. Patrick subway station or westbound from Dundas subway station to Bathurst Street.
TTC streetcar #511 southbound from Bathurst subway station or northbound from Exhibition to Dundas Street West.

Parking


Limited street parking on Bathurst outside rush hours. Some paid commercial lots close by.


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 110

Equipment for persons with disabilities

  • Computer(s) with screen magnification software (Zoomtext)
  • Magnifiers - hand held

Technology

Collections

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

Language

  • Large collection in Chinese, Portuguese, Spanish
  • Medium collection in Vietnamese (adult)
  • Small collection in French (children)

Branch History


Year Details
1946 Deposit collection placed at Niagara Street School.
1959 Deposit collection closed at Niagara Street School; Manning Avenue Boys and Girls Library opened in a two-storey building on the grounds of Charles G. Fraser School, September.
1968 Manning Boys and Girls Branch closed. Charles R. Sanderson Memorial Branch opened 27 September. Pentland, Baker & Polson Architects. Named to commemorate Charles R. Sanderson (1887-1956), TPL's chief librarian, 1937-56. Initially a Boys and Girls collection only.
1978 Scadding Court Community Centre constructed and attached to library. Casey and Dunker Architects.
1992 Closed for barrier-free access improvements on17 February. Reopened 15 March. Niagara/Trinity Mini-Library opened in July and closed in 1998.
1999 Sunday opening discontinued, 25 April.
2007 New hours, 8 January. Hours open per week increased from 58 to 62.
2009 Closed January 10, 2009 for a six-week state of good repair renovation. Reopened 17 February.

Meeting Rooms


For booking information call 416-397-5969.

Program Room

  • 1,479 sq. ft.
  • Seats 70 lecture style. Seats 36 classroom style.
  • Equipment:
    • chairs
    • tables
    • wheelchair-accessible table
  • Program Room and wheelchair accessible washroom are in the basement.

Directions


Closest major intersection Bathurst Street and Dundas Street West. Located on southeast corner of Bathurst Street and Dundas Street West, across from Toronto Hospital (Western Division).

Public Transit


Closest major intersection Bathurst Street and Dundas Street West. Located on southeast corner of Bathurst Street and Dundas Street West, across from Toronto Hospital (Western Division).

Parking


Limited street parking on Bathurst outside rush hours. Some paid commercial lots close by.


Upcoming Events

Wed, Oct 22 - 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Thu, Oct 23 - 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Regular Programs

Tue, Oct 28 - 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Tue, Oct 28 - 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Wed, Oct 29 - 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

All Branch Programs & Events