Toronto Reference Library

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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

Mon, Mar 20

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

RETOLD: A Musical Performance Event - SOLD OUT

Inspired by three acclaimed short stories by award winning Canadian author Mavis Gallant, Canada's most exciting musical m...

Tue, Mar 21

6:00 pm - 7:15 pm

Atelier d'écriture : comment créer des personnages authentiques? 1ère partie

Vous avez une idée d'histoire en tête mais les personnages sont nébuleux ? En écrivant, vous avez l'impressions de tomber...

Tue, Mar 21

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Knit & Crochet Circle

Calling all knitters and crocheters. Join us for a place to hone your craft, or pick up a pair of needles or hook for the...

Regular Programs

Wed, Mar 22

3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

LSP: Let's Speak English

Join us to practice your English Conversation skills in a relaxing and informal environment. Meet other English learners a...

Thu, Mar 23

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Culture and Technology Book Club: The Whale and the Reactor

The Culture and Technology Book club brings readers together once a month to discuss new and classic books that raise impo...

Fri, Mar 24

1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Shadow Puppets 5 day workshop

The Toronto Reference Library Arts Department presents a 5 part introductory course on shadow puppetry. Shadow puppetry is...