Toronto Public Library typically hosts two residencies per year:
- A longer residency, usually four months, from January to June
- A shorter residency, usually two months, from September to December
Writers who have held residencies at the library include Gail Bowen, Chester Brown, Austin Clarke, Karen Connelly, Deborah Cooke, Farzana Doctor, Sarah Ellis, Rabindranath Maharaj, Elizabeth Ruth, Robert J. Sawyer, Karl Schroeder, Allan Stratton, Sugith Varughese, Tim Wynne-Jones, Alissa York and David S. Young.
Our current Writer in Residence is Poet in Residence Brian Brett.
Applications are now being accepted until May 3, 2016 for the Fall 2016 Writer in Residence at North York Central Library.