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The second floor is closed for renovations. The program room, user education centre, art exhibit space and some parts of the collection are unavailable. Please contact the branch for more information.

1806 Islington Avenue, Toronto, ON
M9P 3N3


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. 8:30 p.m.
Saturday 9:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m.
Sunday 1:30 p.m. 5:00 p.m.

With support through the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program/Avec l'appui du Programme d'infrastructure communautaire de Canada 150.


Closest major intersection Islington Ave. and Eglinton Ave. West. Located on the west side of Islington Ave., north side of Summitcrest (north of Eglinton Ave).

Public Transit

TTC bus #37 from Islington subway station to Summitcrest Dr. TTC bus #32 along Eglinton Ave. to Islington Ave. Walk two blocks north to Summitcrest Drive.


Free - lot adjacent to library, enter off Waterford Dr.


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General Features

  • KidsStop Early Literacy Centre
  • Art Exhibit Space
  • Automated Checkin
  • Book Discussion Group: contact the branch for more information
  • Book Drop - 24 Hours
  • Express Checkout
  • Free Parking
  • Public Phones (inside)
  • Quiet Study Room
  • Seating for 156
  • Teen Zone
  • Vending Machines

Equipment for persons with disabilities

  • Book stand
  • CCTV (closed circuit TV also called print magnifier)
  • Computer with Kurzweil 3000 software and scanner
  • Computer with screen reader software (JAWS)
  • Computers with screen magnification software (Zoomtext) (2)
  • Large print keyboard
  • Large trackball mouse
  • Magnifier
  • Natural spectrum lamp
  • Page turner
  • Wheelchair accessible furniture



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


  • Large collection in Chinese, French
  • Medium collection in Italian, Korean, Polish, Russian, Spanish, Ukrainian
  • Small collection in Hindi (DVDs only), Somali, Urdu

Branch History

Year Details
1964 Richview library, anticipated by the Township of Etobicoke Public Library Board to open in 1966, "will do much to ensure more adequate library service north of the Richview Side Road," (now Eglinton Avenue West).
1966 Officially opened by the Etobicoke Public Library Board, October 16. Building included a regional library and Etobicoke Public Libraries' administrative headquarters (administration, business office, technical services, publicity and promotion, branch maintenance, and bookmobile services). Dunlop, Wardell, Matsui, Aitken Architects.
1967 Richview Branch is taken over by the new Borough of Etobicoke Public Library Board formed when the Township of Etobicoke becomes part of the Borough of Etobicoke effective 1 January. The new library system consists of ten libraries. It is the focus of the teletype installations.
1983 Administration relocated to Silver Creek Elementary School, Hartsdale Drive.
1984 Closed for renovation, spring. Stinson, Montgomery & Sisam Architects.
1985 Reopened 2 January.
2001 User Education Centre opened July.
2002 Refurbished. Closed 3 June to 17 June.
2006 Closed for heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) system renovation 14 May to 2 October.
2007 New hours, 8 January. Open hours per week increased from 58 to 63.
2010 Closed 9 October for one week to prepare for a first floor renovation, Makrimichalos Cugini Architects.
2011 New hours, 14 January. Open hours per week increased from 63 to 65.5. Completed renovations 12 April. Celebrated reopening with a Customer Appreciation Event 18 April.

Meeting Rooms

For booking information call 416-397-5969.

Meeting Room

  • 580 sq. ft.
  • Seats 40 lecture style. Seats 34 classroom style. Fire Code Occupancy: 50.
  • Equipment:
    • chairs
    • coffee urn (30-cup)
    • flip chart stand
    • portable video projector
    • projection screen (ceiling mounted)
    • table top lectern
    • tables


  • 1069 sq. ft.
  • Seats 50 lecture style. Seats 48 classroom style. Fire Code Occupancy: 60.
  • Equipment:
    • chairs
    • lectern
    • portable video projector
    • tables

Meeting Room is located on the second floor. Wheelchair accessible washrooms are located on the main and lower levels.


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Doing research? Need help with ebooks? Book a free 30-60 minute appointment with our staff.

Upcoming Events

Mon, Mar 12 - 10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Mon, Mar 12 - 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Tue, Mar 13 - 2:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.

Regular Programs

Wed, Feb 21 - 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Wed, Feb 21 - 10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Thu, Feb 22 - 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

All Branch Programs & Events