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Weston

2 King Street, Toronto, ON
M9N 1K9

416-394-1016

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 Lawrence Ave. West and Weston Road. Located on northeast corner of King Street and Weston Road.

Public Transit


TTC bus #89 from Keele subway station, 3 lights north of Lawrence Ave. at King Street.

Parking


Free - parking off King Street beside the library.


Map


Map to library branch

Features


General Features

Equipment for persons with disabilities

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

Technology

Collections

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

Language

  • Small collection in Hindi (DVDs only), Spanish

Branch History


Year Details
1847 A library is in operation in Weston: "We are delighted to learn that the Village of Weston Library is producing happy results in that flourishing neighbourhood, and hope that similar institutions will be organized in every village in the Province, before the lapse of the present winter." British American Cultivator, vol. 3, New Series, January 1847, p. 8.
1858 Weston Mechanics' Institute is established, 8 February. It provides a library, which is located in the home of the librarian, James Cruickshank, Main Street (Weston Road).
1885 Weston Mechanics' Institute is revitalized and reorganized. The book collection that had been stored in the drug store of John Hathaway Banks, Main Street (Weston Road) is transferred to the new premises, a room in the rear of the Weston Town Hall (built in 1882 and also known as "Dufferin Hall") on Main Street (Weston Road), at the northwest corner of Little Avenue. A lending library and a reading room is provided.
1895 Weston Public Library replaces the Weston Mechanics' Institute, 1 May.
1912 Weston voters agree to a municipally-supported public library, 1 January.
1913 Carnegie Corporation of New York granted $10,000 to the Weston Public Library Board to construct a library, 9 January. Toronto's Carnegie Libraries - Weston
1914 Weston Public Library opens at the northeast corner of Main Street (Weston Road) and King Street, 31 December. Lindsay and Brydon, Architects; Peter White Lindsay is a Weston resident.
1967 Weston Public Library Board ceases and is taken over by the York Public Library Board when the Town of Weston and the Township of York are amalgamated as the Borough of York, 1 January.
1971 Hours of service are extended with the branch opening on Wednesdays.
1977 Library board studies several site possibilities for the erection of a new Weston Branch.
1978 Bylaw (2971-78) is passed by City of York Council designating the building and lands as being of historic and architecture value, under the Ontario Heritage Act, 24 April.
1979 Historical plaque is dedicated by the Borough of York and the Ontario Ministry of Culture and Recreation. Heritage plaques in Weston.
1981 The library is renovated and expanded. Dunlop, Farrow & Aitken, Architects.
1982 Branch is reopened to the public, 11 September.
1998 Weston Branch becomes part of Toronto Public Library with municipal amalgamation, 1 January.
2005 Refurbishment. Painted, re-carpeted, furniture re-upholstered, new computer work stations for public. Closed 31 May to 15 June.
2007 New hours, 8 January. Hours open per week decreased from 51.5 to 50.5.
2014 The centenary of the Carnegie library in Weston is celebrated.

Meeting Rooms


For booking information call 416-397-5969.

Meeting Room

  • 851 sq. ft.
  • Seats 50 lecture style. Seats 24 classroom style. Fire Code Occupancy: 60.
  • Equipment:
    • projection screen
    • tables
    • VCR/DVD
    • whiteboard
  • Meeting Room is located on the basement level. Wheelchair accessible washrooms are located on the main floor and basement level.

Directions


Closest major intersection Lawrence Ave. West and Weston Road. Located on northeast corner of King Street and Weston Road.

Public Transit


Closest major intersection Lawrence Ave. West and Weston Road. Located on northeast corner of King Street and Weston Road.

Parking


Free - parking off King Street beside the library.


Upcoming Events

Sat, Aug 09 - 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Mon, Aug 18 - 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Mon, Aug 25 - 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Regular Programs

Fri, Aug 01 - 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Fri, Aug 01 - 10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
Mon, Aug 04 - 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

All Branch Programs & Events