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All Toronto Public Library branches will be closed on Monday, February 19 for Family Day. More information about holiday hours


22 Yorkville Avenue, Toronto, ON
M4W 1L4


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. 5:00 p.m.
Saturday 9:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m.
Sunday Closed

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


Closest major intersection Yonge Street and Bloor Street. Located west of Yonge Street; 2 blocks north of Bloor Street, east of Bay Street, north side on Yorkville Ave.

Public Transit

Bloor-Yonge subway station or Bay subway station walk north to Yorkville Ave.


Paid - Parking lots in vicinity of library.


Map to library branch


General Features

  • Art Exhibit Space
  • Book Discussion Group: contact the branch for more information
  • Book Drop - After Hours
  • Express Checkout
  • Seating for 55

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




  • Large collection in French

Branch History

Year Details
1884 TPL opens first branch, Northern, 18 February. Located in rented rooms in St. Paul's Hall (formerly Yorkville Town Hall) Yonge Street, west side, opposite Collier Street.
1903 Carnegie Corporation of New York granted $350,000 to TPL for a new central library and 3 branch buildings. Toronto's Carnegie Libraries - Yorkville
1904 Site acquired, north side of Yorkville Avenue near Yonge Street.
1907 Northern Branch closed 1 June. Relocated to Yorkville Branch, opened 13 June. Robert McCallum, City Architect.
1973 Listed on Toronto Historical Board's Inventory of Heritage Properties, adopted by City Council, 20 June.
1978 Renovation by Barton Myers Associates.
1991 Closed for carpet replacement and minor improvements on 18 November to 31 December.
1994 Hours reduced from 60.5 to 53 per week starting 24 May.
2007 Yorkville celebrates its 100th anniversary with celebrations that include the presentation of an historical plaque by Heritage Toronto, in partnership with Toronto Public Library, 16 June. Toronto's Historical Plaques
2009 Closed for branch revitalization and Express Checkout installation on 12 December.
2010 Reopened 21 January. G. Bruce Stratton Architects Inc. New hours in January. Hours increased from 53 to 62 per week.

Meeting Rooms

For booking information call 416-397-5969.

Meeting Room

  • 280 sq. ft.
  • Seats 16 lecture style. Seats 8 classroom style.
  • Equipment:
    • chairs
    • tables
  • Wheelchair accessible washrooms are located on the main floor. The meeting room is also the art exhibit space and there is a library collection (The Play/Theatre Sets) in the room available to the public.


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Upcoming Events

Mon, Mar 12 - 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Tue, Mar 13 - 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Wed, Mar 14 - 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Regular Programs

Tue, Feb 20 - 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Wed, Feb 21 - 11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Wed, Feb 21 - 10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

All Branch Programs & Events