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St. Clair/Silverthorn

Service Update

The branch is currently closed due to a building condition issue. More information.

1748 St. Clair Avenue West, Toronto, ON
M6N 1J3


Branch Hours
Day Opening Time Closing Time
Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday Closed
Thursday Closed
Friday Closed
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed


Closest major intersection Keele Street and St. Clair Ave. West. Located between Caledonia & Old Weston Road on the northwest side of St. Clair Ave. West and Silverthorn intersection, across from Don's Meats.

Public Transit

TTC bus #168 Symington from Dundas West subway station to Old Weston Road and St. Clair Ave. West. Walk 2 blocks east to the library.
TTC streetcar #512 from St. Clair subway station or St. Clair West subway station to Silverthorn Ave. Walk west on the north side of St. Clair Ave. to the library.


Paid - Meter parking on St. Clair Ave. West from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free on side streets.


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General Features

  • Book Drop - 24 Hours
  • Express Checkout
  • Seating for 15

Equipment for persons with disabilities

  • Book stand
  • Computer with screen magnification software (Zoomtext)
  • Large print keyboard
  • Large trackball mouse
  • Magnifier
  • Natural spectrum lamp
  • Page turner
  • Wheelchair accessible furniture



  • Small collection in French

Branch History

Year Details
1981 Opened 13 June. Rented premises. Retrofitted, George Baird, Architect.
1996 Hours reduced from 41 to 38 starting 15 July.
2000 Closed for repainting and re-carpeting 11 December to 16 December.
2002 Closed for shelving replacement 18 March to 23 March.
2008 New hours, 8 January. Hours open per week increased from 38 to 40. Closed for repainting and new facade 3 November to 23 December.

Meeting Rooms

For booking information call 416-397-5969.

Meeting Room

  • 357sq. ft.
  • Seats 35 lecture style. Seats 16 classroom style. Fire Code Occupancy: 35.
  • Equipment:
    • tables
    • chairs
    • LCD projector
    • portable projection screen
  • Program Room is located on the second floor, access by stairs only.


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Regular Programs

Wed, Jan 24 - 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Fri, Jan 26 - 11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

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