Two speech bubbles on a blue background. The first speech bubble reads: We’ve lost the ability to listen. The second speech bubble, a response, reads: Huh?

What’s at stake when we don’t listen to one another?

Join the conversation and explore what’s at risk when intellectual freedom is threatened.

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National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

Check out these resources and events to learn more about Truth and Reconciliation.


Littérature franco-ontarienne

Célébrez le Jour des Franco-Ontariens et des Franco-Ontariennes avec ces livres récents.


Futures Studies Workshops

Improve your skills in identifying signals of change and understanding trends with Innovator in Residence Alexis Tennent.


Digital Expo

A thought-provoking afternoon of tech, including AI, Smart City initiatives, Data Privacy, and more.


Poetry Saved Our Lives

An eight-week spoken word series for teens to explore their creative voice and make friends.

Special Collections

Interactive History Map

Explore our vintage photos and local history books by picking a neighbourhood.


Books About Fall

Celebrate apples, pumpkins and all things autumn with these picks from our children's librarians.

Online Services

SAGE Journals

Research in over 1,100 journals covering the humanities, science, engineering, medicine and more.



Explore the collection

Browse 50 titles that have been challenged, censored or removed from a public library or school in North America.

Browse blogs and podcasts

Upcoming programs

  • The Salon Series

    Join us in person and online this fall for an exciting range of literary and cultural events. Check out our line-up and reserve your free tickets now.

    • Trek to the Snows of Kilimanjaro & Beyond

      Sat Sep 30, 2023 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
      Location: North York Central Library

      Lola Reid Allin is a Commercial Airline Transport Pilot, Flight Instructor, Scuba Dive Master, and an award-winning author and photographer. In this travel talk, through personal narration and professional photographs, she ta...

    • Digital Expo 2023

      Sat Sep 30, 2023 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm
      Location: North York Central Library

      Broaden your knowledge and enhance your grasp of our changing digital world at the Library's inaugural Digital Expo at the North York Central Library. Hear from local agencies and industry leaders in the fields of artificial...

    • Planting Bulbs for Fall

      Sat Sep 30, 2023 10:00 am - 11:00 am
      Location: North York Central Library

      Planting bulbs in the fall will bring rewards next spring. A Toronto Master Gardener will demonstrate how to plant bulbs in your garden, from tulips to garlic! A random draw for bulbs will be held at the end of th...

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