Toronto Public Library Homepage

The Osborne Collection offers a variety of programs and exhibits as well as class visits and tours.


Upcoming Events

Let's Celebrate! Canadian Children's Books from Coast to Coast

Sat, Sep 16

An exhibit of historical and modern books and art in celebration of Canada's 150th ann...

I Am Canada: Celebrating Canadian Picture Book Art

Sat, Nov 11

Hope, happiness, possibilities ... home. What does Canada mean to you?...

Guided Tour of I Am Canada

Tue, Nov 28 | 2:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Free guided tour of our current exhibit

Northern Lights, Northern Sights

Sat, Dec 09

From Inuit traditional stories through tales of adventure and exploration, few parts o...

Celebrate 60 Years of Scholastic Canada: Ruth Ohi

Thu, Jan 04 | 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Ruth Ohi is the bestselling creator of Fox and Squirrel, and Chicken, Pig, Cow series....

Celebrate 60 Years of Scholastic Canada: Barbara Reid

Thu, Jan 04 | 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Join award-winning author and illustrator Barbara Reid for a cool presentation about h...

Celebrate 60 Years of Scholastic Canada: Werner Zimmermann

Thu, Jan 04 | 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Join bestselling author and illustrator Werner Zimmermann for a lively presentation, a...

Class Visits and Tour Groups

Teachers and instructors are welcome to contact the Osborne Collection to arrange group visits, subject to space and scheduling. Classes starting at grade 4+ may enjoy exhibits and talks, while high school, college and university-level students may be given subject presentations on Osborne material.

Virtual Exhibits

Online exhibits highlighting items from the Osborne Collection:

Worlds Away!: Wild Inventions at Osborne

When Cinderella Went to the Ball: Five Hundred Years of Fairy Tales

Picture Perfect! - An Exhibit of Canadian Picture Book Art

This Magical Book: Movable Books for Children, 1771-2001