Toronto Reference Library

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Service Update

The Toronto Star Newspaper Room will be closed for Saturday, May 21st

Parts of the Toronto Star Newspaper Room (TSNR) microfilm collection are unavailable until further notice. To check title availability before visiting, please call the TSNR Service Desk when open at 416-393-7075.

789 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON  M4W 2G8

Phone: 416-395-5577


Monday 9:00 am to 8:30 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am to 8:30 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am to 8:30 pm
Thursday 9:00 am to 8:30 pm
Friday 9:00 am to 8:30 pm
Saturday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Sunday 1:30 pm to 5:00 pm

General Inquiries

To speak directly with staff at Toronto Reference Library Branch during branch hours, please call the number listed above.

For general questions about Toronto Public Library, your account, and quick reference help, email Answerline using the link below.

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Directions, TTC & Parking

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Closest major intersection Yonge Street and Bloor Street. Located one block north of Bloor Street on the east side of Yonge Street.

Public Transit

TTC subway station Yonge. Walk to library north on Yonge Street.


Paid - parking lots on Asquith Ave and Church Street.

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Upcoming Programs

Featured Programs

Tue, May 24

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Senkyo (Campaign) dir. Kazuhiro Soda 2007

Can a candidate with no political experience and no charisma win an election if he is backed by the political powerhouse o...

Wed, May 25

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Will Aitken: The Swells

Author Will Aitken appears in conversation on stage and in person at Toronto Reference Library's Appel Salon space, speaki...

Mon, May 30

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Chinatown: An Opera Performance

Join us for an exclusive performance of musical excerpts from Chinatown, a new opera by librettist Madeleine Thien and com...

Regular Programs

Thu, Jun 02

6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Films on a summer evening

The Arts department of the Toronto reference library presents films from around the world. June 2 - The Skin I...

Mon, Jun 20

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Dystopia Nonfiction Book Club

Join us for a lively discussion. We read and talk about topical nonfiction books on how our world is being shaped negative...